Supporting indigenous businesses is key to the long-term success of remote communities

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To recognize and celebrate Indigenous-owned businesses, CCAB officially launched the #WeThrive: Indigenous Business Buying Guide. Until August 30th, Canadians saw shoppable ads from Shopify, on Facebook and Instagram, featuring products from Indigenous-owned businesses across Canada. Once the ad appears in your feed, you can click on the Shoppable Buying Guide to view products from featured Indigenous-owned businesses and purchase them directly from their Shopify Store.

We recently got the opportunity to chat with Paul-Emille McNabb, Director of Business Development at CCAB. Paul-Emile re-joined the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business on October 31st, 2016. Prior to that, he was active in the field of Research, Consulting and Business Development for fifteen years. In 2007, he completed his honours degree in History, Political Science and Canadian Studies at the University of Toronto. In 2010, he completed his Masters in Environmental Studies at York University with a focus on Indigenous knowledge and a Major Research Paper titled The Traditional Rights of Ways on the Walpole Island First Nation

In this podcast Paul- Emile discussed the unique challenges faced by indigenous entrepreneurs and how can they overcome them, he also shared the benefits that come from supporting indigenous businesses.