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11. Women in Business: From Caregivers to Entrepreneurs

Country Available: Canada, USA

In traditional matriarchal aboriginal society, women always played a central role. While men kept busy hunting and gathering, women were caregivers and stabilizing influences. Today, many aboriginal women continue to take centre stage, in business and administration. But they face some of the same obstacles that non-aboriginal women face: outdated attitudes and lack of opportunity. Focusing on an aboriginal designer who has combined International high-fashion, with strong cultural values, this episode of Venturing Forth examines the challenges facing aboriginal women in business, and looks at their achievements, despite a lack of formal training and support.

Locations: Squamish, Vancouver-BC.

View a printer friendly version of this page...Copyright Date: 2003 Length: 25 minutes Library Audience:
  • General Interest
  • School Audience:
  • Grades 6 - 12
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Subjects:
  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Business and Marketing
  • Canadian History
  • Formats Available:
  • DVD
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