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In the late 90s, Joe Carter, Director of Education for Onion Lake First Nation, recognized First Nations had similar financial services needs to their non-Indigenous counterparts, but those needs weren’t being met in the same way. He saw an opportunity and went to work.

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Neighborhood parliaments in India. The two solutions to powerlessness and selfishness are: smallification and neighborhoodization.

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This spring marked the launch of a technical services co-operative led by four of the province’s most prominent tribal councils, with the help of Saskatoon-based organization Co-operatives First.

The Saskatchewan First Nations Technical Services Cooperative Ltd., which provides engineering, water treatment and housing inspection services to First Nations’ housing programs, launched in March with tribal councils and individual First Nations as the shareholders.

October is Cooperative Month in the U.S. Ethan Giebel of Cooperative Network discusses the celebration along with the impact co-ops make in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.

 

Today’s show looks at the emerging movement as well as the history of food cooperatives. 

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The Cooperatives Unit of the International Labour Organization is looking for a consultant to prepare a report on good practices in combatting unlawful labour intermediation practices by pseudo-worker cooperatives in different countries and sectors across the globe. For details please see the call for proposal below.

The deadline for submission of application is 5 November 2018.

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