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Students in the Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership this year participated in a series of courses run by the University of Arizona’s Native Nations Institute, the world’s premier Indigenous governance and economic research institute.

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At Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business, students in the pioneering Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership program are set to benefit from a new partnership – one that will expose them to some of the world’s top research in Indigenous governance and economic issues.

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Ian Campbell, hereditary chief of the Squamish Nation, was a member of the first cohort of the Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership.

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The following article was published by Business In Vancouver on January 15. By Nelson Bennett.

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More First Nations students navigate post-secondary business training as aboriginal high school graduation notches to all-time high. 

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Phil Fontaine, former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, was one of four prominent leaders to share their experience and insights with students in the Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership.

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Some of Canada’s most respected leaders of extractive resource companies and First Nations communities attended the Beedie School of Business on September 29 to impart leadership insights upon the students of the Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership.

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Aboriginal Canadian leader Phil Fontaine, former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, delivered an engaging speech, Resource Development ‎and Aboriginal People – A Viable Option? at the Segal Graduate School.

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Tremendous progress has been made in the last few decades in improving relations between Aboriginal peoples and resource development, caused by what can be described as, “A seismic shift in attitudes from both sides.” And though the future is clouded in uncertainty, there is cause for hope that this trend will continue.

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Beedie School of Business Associate Professor June Francis and PhD candidate Stefanie Beninger have published a teaching case about the important issues surrounding the appropriation of First Nation’s imagery.

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A new case study by Beedie School of Business PhD candidate Stefanie Beninger and Associate Professor June Francis will enlighten students about the important issues surrounding the appropriation of First Nation’s imagery.

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Ian Campbell, hereditary chief of the Squamish Nation, was a member of the first cohort of the Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership.

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The following article was published by SFU News as part of their Convocation special.  By Diane Luckow.

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The following article was published by the Vancouver Sun on June 5. By Tracey Sherlock.

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The following article was published by the Globe and Mail on May 29.

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A $1.3 million gift from RBC will enable Simon Fraser University to prepare the next generation of Aboriginal leaders in entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Beedie School of Business PhD student Bryan Gallagher has been selected as a Top 25 Finalist in the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Storyteller competition.

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Mark Selman, Program Director, EMBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership at the Beedie School of Business.

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The following article was published by BC Business on March 30, 2015. By Jessica Barrett.

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A research paper by Beedie School of Business PhD student Simon Pek has received the Best Doctoral Student Paper Award at the 56th annual Western Academy of Management Conference.

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Mark Selman, Director of the Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership at the Beedie School of Business.

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The following article was published in the April 2014 issue of SFU’s AQ Magazine. By Diane Luckow. Vancouver-based Taseko Mines has long proposed a $1.5 billion open-pit gold and copper mine in B.C.’s Cariboo. But the company continues to encounter significant opposition from the region’s First Nations, and the project’s future continues to hang in the balance.

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The unique, Northwest coast-inspired crest for the Academy of International Business 2014 Annual Meeting in Vancouver features the wolf, representing intelligence and leadership.

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The following article was published by TopMBA.com on February 27, 2014, and features comment from Ulrike Radermacher, Associate Director of the Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership at the Beedie School of Business. The welfare and rights of the indigenous people of Canada – or First Nations, as they are collectively referred to – are of pressing concern at a time when many companies wish to develop Canada’s wealth of natural resources. Recent oil […]

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The following article was published in the Globe and Mail on November 5, 2013. It has taken a few detours, but Sheryl Fisher’s 20-year-long dream to earn a master-level business degree is coming true. A member of Squamish First Nation in British Columbia, the 44-year-old has worked since leaving high school and earned several college certificates, but none offered a path to a university degree. That route opened last year when she was accepted into […]

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Mark Selman, Program Director, EMBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership at the Beedie School of Business.

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The following article was published by The Vancouver Sun on October 1, 2013 By Mark Selman, Program Director, EMBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership, Beedie School of Business. The biggest challenge and opportunity facing British Columbia is reconciliation, or the development of respectful relationships and equality between Aboriginal Peoples and the rest of British Columbians. This is not only a social and an ethical challenge and opportunity, it is also an economic challenge and opportunity […]

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Mark Selman, Program Director, EMBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership at the Beedie School of Business.

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The following is an excerpt from the full article published in The Globe and Mail on August 30, 2013. A professor at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business has been honoured for his work on aboriginal issues. Prof. Mark Selman developed Beedie’s executive MBA in aboriginal business and leadership in consultation with First Nation, Metis and Inuit leaders, with the program`s first class of 25 students scheduled to graduate in spring, 2015. The program, […]

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With the 2014 World Cup in Brazil less than a year away, reports of social unrest and mass protests among Brazilian citizens may suggest that soccer no longer holds the power to unite the nation to the extent that it once did. However new research from Beedie School of Business professors Jeremy Hall and Stelvia Matos suggests that the social inclusion benefits Brazilian soccer makes possible might provide a light at the end of the […]

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The following article was published by The Georgia Straight on August 21, 2013. When Eldon Yellowhorn attended Simon Fraser University in the early 1990s, he was one of two First Nations graduate students, and he says he was among fewer than a dozen indigenous people enrolled at the institution. Now the chair of the department of First Nations studies at SFU, Yellowhorn notes that a lot has changed since then. The university now has more […]

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The following story was published by SFU News on June 10, 2013. MBA graduate Zain Nayani has dedicated his career to social development — and his SFU education is helping him take this passion to the next level. Originally from Pakistan, Nayani worked in the finance field in his home country before deciding that his career needed a new direction. “I started to devote a lot of my time to working with developmental organizations, and […]

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The Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business has been selected to BC Business Magazine’s list of British Columbia’s most innovative companies. Launched in 2012, the EMBA program is the first graduate business degree of its kind in Canada. “B.C.’s aboriginal business community has a big stake in the province’s economic future,” notes BC Business Magazine in its April 2013 issue in referring to SFU’s newest EMBA […]

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The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University and SFU Public Square hosted Satsan (Herb George), hereditary chief of the Frog Clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation on March 1 at SFU’s downtown Vancouver campus, as he talked about the story behind the Idle No More movement and its relevance to all Canadians today. William Lindsay, director of the SFU Office for Aboriginal Peoples, introduced Satsan, who is also a member of the Advisory Board […]

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The following article was first published by the Globe and Mail as a special information feature in the November 2012 issue of Report on Business Magazine. Since launching Canada’s first Executive MBA in 1968, Simon Fraser University’s School of Business has gained a reputation for program development that meets the shifting demands of an increasingly global marketplace, as well as for its world-class research. In 2011, the newly named Beedie School of Business built on […]

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This past April, five of them, along with SFU MBA alumnus Lerato Chondoma and MBA Academic Director Dave Hannah, explored and engaged Vancouver Island Aboriginal communities in the context of not only business development, but also their traditions, beliefs and customs.

The group set off on April 23 to visit Nuu-chah-nulth communities on Vancouver Island – including Tseshaht, Ucluelet and Ahousaht – over the course of six days. The latter First Nation is the largest Nuu-chah-nulth Nation and home to Shawn Atleo, recently re-elected as national leader of Canada’s Assembly of First Nations.

During the excursion, the students visited a myriad of leading Aboriginal entrepreneurs, small- and medium-sized businesses and government agencies. These included Nuu chah nulth Economic Development Corp., First Nations Wildcrafters, Ucluth Development Corp., Iisaak Forest Resources, Tseshaht Market, White Raven Consulting and Les Sam Construction.

They also met First Nations leaders, including Michelle Corfield, an Executive in Residence at the Beedie School of Business and Chair of the Legislature at Ucluelet First Nation and Trevor Jones, CEO of Ucluelet Economic Development.

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As Canada reflects on National Aboriginal Day and a new era for Aboriginal peoples in the country, Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business is moving quickly towards the September commencement of its Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership. The program is one of many indicators that First Nations, Métis and Inuit people are entering a new era in which their communities and nations can return to prosperity. The new EMBA, the first of […]

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The Nuu-chah-nulth community of Tseshaht is the first aboriginal community to pursue funding under a system developed by the Aviva Insurance Company which involves online voting to select finalists for community grants.

Tseshaht has proposed the a project to build an ocean-going canoe and a canoe shed, thereby reviving important traditions within the community (carving, paddling, visiting its traditional territories, interchanges with other coastal communities) and engaging its young people. Although Tseshaht was a whaling community in the past, for the last generation or so, Tseshaht has not had a canoe that is seaworthy enough to take on the ocean. This is an opportunity to renew that tradition.

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