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Aboriginal training puts focus on business – The Edmonton Sun

May 18, 2014

An intensive training program in Maskwacis aims to help aspiring aboriginal entrepreneurs this month.

Professor Norman Cornett, a teacher, art critic and the subject of a National Film Board documentary, will give a class of 20 men and women a five-day lesson on creativity in the marketplace, May 26-30.

He said the goal of the Change it Up! program, formed last year by the Classroom Connections learning foundation, is to build bridges between the aboriginal community and the business community.

“What we’re endeavouring here is (for students) to become self-employed, independent, and able to make this work for themselves,” Cornett said.

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