Recipient: Burns Lake Native Development Corporation
Areas: Burns Lake and Southside
Sectors: Capacity Building
Strategy: Human Development
Description: The project was funded in partnership with the Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Training Association with significant contributions of staff time from the proponent. It delivered entrepreneurial training for people aged 21 to 50 near their remotely located communities. Drawing participants from the Cheslatta Carrier, Skin Tyee, and Nee Tahi Buhn communities, the program resulted in ten graduates. The training introduced the students to computers, business planning, map and compassing, GPS, how to probe for pine beetles, how to estimate forestry project costs, and how to start a tourism business.