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New program at SIIT hopes to create more Indigenous entrepreneurs – paNOW

A new program at the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) hopes to train the next generation of Indigenous entrepreneurs while providing a mentor to help them along the way.

SIIT will soon launch the Miyoskamin: Innovation and Entrepreneurship program, a five-month course scheduled to start Feb. 14.

“The first part is to develop your sense of identity, so who you are and historically, who Indigenous people have been within entrepreneurship and innovation,” said program coordinator Samantha Ouellette.

“Then it goes into more of the entrepreneurial skills, the business skills, economic skills, things like that. So that by the fourth course, you are actually doing a capstone project where you’re working with a business or an Indigenous company.”

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