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Venturing Forth - Series 1

Country Available: Canada, USA

Venturing Forth is a compelling documentary series by Vancouver aboriginal filmmaker Brenda Chambers which celebrates the success and growth of First Nations’ entrepreneurial spirit in Canada.

Innovative and creative First Nations’ people are featured who are succeeding on their own terms and changing the landscape of Canadian business in the process.

Documenting the trials, and triumphs, of a growing number of aboriginal entrepreneurs and forward thinkers in Canada who balance the demands of the marketplace with their culture and language, Venturing Forth is a excellent resource for schools and public libraries.

Corporations involved in partnerships with First Nations peoples will use Venturing Forth
as a training component in the growth of this new Canadian business culture.

It has been said that the start-up rate for aboriginal businesses is more than twice the national average. Aboriginal youth are leading the way. They are two and one half times more likely to start their own businesses than Canadian youth in general. From a single trap line in Fort Chipewyan in Northern Alberta to a mega project like the Voisey's Bay nickel mine in Labrador, increasing numbers of aboriginal people see business as a way to make a better life for themselves and their families.

The joining together of Canadian society with the First Nations of Canada through entrepreneurial self-reliance will re-make and prepare Canada for a wonderful future.  It is a subject everyone must know about.

View a printer friendly version of this page...Copyright Date: 2001 Library Audience:
  • General Interest
  • School Audience:
  • Grades 6 - 12
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Subjects:
  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Business and Marketing
  • Canadian History
  • Formats Available:
  • DVD
  • Title Availability
     01. Aboriginal Economies: History of Aboriginal Economy in Canada (Profile: Tri-Corp)  USA, Canada
     02. Agriculture: Iroquois Cranberry Growers and Inkameep Vinyards  USA, Canada
     03. Northwest Territories Special: Acho Dene Koe, Deton'Cho Diamonds and Nats'enelu  USA, Canada
     04. Partnerships, Corporations, and First Nations Communities: Corridor Pipeline, INAC Bella Bella Back Office and Takaya Developments  USA, Canada
     05. Metis Business: Doug Golosky, Chantelle Christiansen and Sid McDougall  USA, Canada
     06. Women in Business: Shirley Dunning, Leanne Joe and Diane Poirier  USA, Canada
     07. Youth & Business: Haida Guitars, B&B Couple and Saskatchewan Acupuncturist  USA, Canada
     08. High Tech Tourism and Forestry: Donna Cona, Yukon Soapberry Stories and Dolly Watts  USA, Canada
     09. Human Resources & Training: BC FN Employment and Enterprise Centre and AWPI  USA, Canada
     10. Aboriginal Leaders in Business: Dave Tuccaro, Elaine Cowan and Albert Rock  USA, Canada
     11. Quebec Special: Ouje-Bougoumou, Air Creebec and Linda & Gary's Trucking  USA, Canada
     12. Nunavut Special: Various Business Throughout Nunavut  USA, Canada
     13. Changing the Landscape: Beesum Communications and Highlights from Season One  USA, Canada