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NACCA to Launch an Indigenous Enterprise Hub and Gathering House

NACCA to Launch an Indigenous Enterprise Hub and Gathering House

OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 20, 2022 /CNW/ – The Nationwide Aboriginal Capital Companies Affiliation (NACCA) is thrilled to be launching our Indigenous Enterprise Hub.  It contains, a web based platform to develop the Canadian economic system, and ADAAWE, a enterprise centre for Indigenous entrepreneurs to assemble and develop their companies.  The launch will happen on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at NACCA headquarters on 338 Somerset Road West in Ottawa.  NACCA is a community of over 50 Indigenous Monetary Establishments devoted to stimulating financial development for all Indigenous folks in Canada.

NACCA to Launch an Indigenous Enterprise Hub and Gathering House

ADAAWE Indigenous Enterprise Hub (CNW Group/Nationwide Aboriginal Capital Companies Affiliation)

“It’s becoming that our newest initiative be launched throughout the celebration of Small Enterprise Week,” says Shannin Metatawabin, CEO of NACCA. “This hub gives each on-line and bodily areas for Indigenous entrepreneurs to entry the sources they require to succeed.  Small Indigenous companies present jobs and revenue to enterprise homeowners, essential companies for our communities, and vital contributions to the Canadian economic system.”

ADAAWE will present an area for Indigenous entrepreneurs to assemble and entry helps in particular person. Underneath a stunning customized mural by Saugeen First Nation artist Emily Kewageshig, ADAAWE will present working and collaboration areas, tech and enterprise libraries, and an elder- and entrepreneur-in-residence.  The house may also present visiting Indigenous entrepreneurs with helps, studying occasions, and platforms to equip their companies for achievement.

ADAAWE was given its title by Claudette Commanda, the Elder-in-Residence on the Hub, who’s an Algonquin Anishinaabe Elder and Information Keeper.  “The Algonquin Anishinaabe phrase ‘adaawe’ means ‘to commerce’ or a spot of commerce,” mentioned Elder Claudette Commanda. “The spirit and intent of this ADAAWE are to offer a welcoming, secure and invigorating house for Indigenous folks in enterprise to share concepts, search help and supply help.  The buying and selling of strengths, challenges, greatest practices, data, and options is important to make sure Indigenous entrepreneurship is an ongoing course of for First Nation, Inuit and Métis enterprise communities that contribute to the general success of Canada’s economic system.”

Sunshine Tenasco, entrepreneur, creator, and water activist, has joined the ADAAWE Workforce as its Entrepreneur-in-Residence, answerable for rallying and supporting native Indigenous entrepreneurs by month-to-month meetups on the Hub.  “This area has unbelievable Indigenous-owned companies,” mentioned Sunshine Tenasco. “Our imaginative and prescient is to construct a group of Indigenous entrepreneurs working and rising along with the help of the Indigenous enterprise and financial growth group, companions and allies.”

Like all initiatives of NACCA and the Indigenous Monetary Establishments community, our Hub will present sensible means to foster Indigenous self-reliance and promote financial reconciliation. This essential initiative will improve the Indigenous presence within the economic system, contributing to the implementation of key Calls to Financial Prosperity of the Nationwide Indigenous Financial Technique (

For extra details about the IBHub and ADAAWE, please go to  For extra details about NACCA and the nationwide community of Indigenous Monetary Establishments, please go to our web site at

SOURCE Nationwide Aboriginal Capital Companies Affiliation



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