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Dragons’ Den audition already a success for Indigenous entrepreneurship students, says program co-ordinator – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 2019115 Views

Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program ‘really sets us up for success’

May 01, 2019

What began as a pilot project five years ago to help increase Indigenous youths’ interest in entrepreneurship has now become a platform for businesses run by Indigenous youth in the Treaty 6 area — one that may see them appear on a popular reality TV show.

A group of students from the Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program, a business initiative created by the Saskatoon Tribal Council, recently took their business idea to an audition for the national CBC television show Dragons’ Den — and now the group is anxiously waiting to see if their idea will be chosen to be featured during the next season.

“I am impatiently waiting,” said Stephan Littlepine, a Grade 11 from One Arrow First Nation who has been part of the entrepreneurship program for the past four years.

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