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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Indigenous Artisan Co-operatives

Indigenous communities across Canada are actively pursuing new opportunities to build their economies, retain sovereignty, and incorporate traditional activities in a respectful and meaningful way. One such industry Indigenous communities have approached these opportunities is through Artisan Co-operatives.

Artisan Co-operatives can take many shapes and include many different stakeholders and take on any size, depending how artisans want to approach the model. But many use the model to reach larger markets as a group and reduce administrative costs.

Join Trista Pewapisconias, Indigenous Relations Lead for a discussion on how Indigenous artisans have used the co-operative model to reach new markets and monetized their talents to expand the tourism industry, increase personal income, and create opportunities.

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