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Financial empowerment is the road to success for Indigenous youth – National Post

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2018101 Views

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site.

Author: Bettina Schneider, Associate Professor and Associate Vice-President Academic, First Nations University of Canada

Youth now represent nearly half the Indigenous population in Canada. These young people are at exciting times in their lives and many are planning to, or already do, attend post-secondary education.

As well, Indigenous entrepreneurship, in general, but especially for youth, has been on the rise since 2000. That business arena is growing at a rate that is six times faster than entrepreneurship among non-Indigenous people. Indigenous entrepreneurs tend to be about 10 years younger than their non-Indigenous peers.

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