World’s first Indigenous Accelerator – now known as a world leader in First Nations Entrepreneurship
What does Barayamal actually do?
Despite the promising (re)growth of First Nations Entrepreneurship in Australia, after being locked out of Australia’s economy for almost 200 years, there’s a long way to go. In 2016, we launched the world’s first Indigenous Accelerator program out of frustration with the status quo and quickly realised that just running an accelerator program wouldn’t be enough so our “Impact Strategy” through First Nations Entrepreneurship (not Western Entrepreneurship) focuses on the below channels for change.
We strengthen First Nations Entrepreneurship by supporting entrepreneurs/businesses through coaching, strategic advice, training, mind shifts (Indigenous vs Western Entrepreneurships), or services that further increase First Nations Entrepreneurship which we believe will empower people and deliver a greater impact in our community.
We build products or services that fulfil an unmet need that will have a positive impact on the community. We aim to solve problems through the power and wisdom of First Nations Entrepreneurship. We might also mess with the status quo or “Indigenous Wealth Managers” in the process by creating new tools & strategies to shift markets that benefit the community, instead of individuals…
We aim to influence policy, regulations, and rules in relation to First Nations Entrepreneurship to benefit the community instead of individuals (Indigenous vs Western Entrepreneurship). We are working to change the system that wants us to conform to Western business practices, and nothing less!
Culture and Behavior Change
We help inform, educate and inspire others to be a part of the solution (First Nations Entrepreneurship), instead of the problem.
Indigenous vs Western Entrepreneurship
Issue 11 | Barayamal Digest
The Barayamal Digest is a monthly curated publication full of interesting and relevant links on Indigenous entrepreneurship.
Government mismanagement blamed for closure of Aboriginal tourist attraction
The creators of Australia’s longest-running Indigenous tourist attraction have blamed government mismanagement for the site’s permanent closure. thenewdaily
Indigenous vs Western Entrepreneurship: what it means and why it matters
To understand why there are differences between Indigenous and Western Entrepreneurship and why it’s important, we need to understand that Indigenous people operate(d) differently from Western societies. Barayamal
Indigenous-Led Solar Energy Project Wins Prize Funding to Implement a Community Clean Energy Project in NWT
This is why the Government of Canada is investing in community-led clean energy projects with remote Indigenous communities that are prioritizing a transition away from diesel while supporting the advancement of reconciliation and self-determination. miragenews
PANDEMIC, FLOORSPACE EXPANSION DELAY OPENING OF TORONTO’S INDIGENOUS CENTRE FOR INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP UNTIL 2022
Toronto’s Indigenous Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ICIE) is now expected to open in 2022, following delays related to the COVID-19 pandemic and a floorspace expansion to 22,000 square feet. The Centre was originally scheduled to open by the end of 2020. betakit
Sask. First Nation votes to accept $150M settlement from the Government of Canada
REGINA — Peepeekisis Cree Nation has voted in favour of ratifying a $150 million settlement with the Government of Canada, for a land claim that has been in the works for more than 35 years. regina