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Clients

Scoles Fine Arts & Framing (Saskatoon) - Ernie Scoles/Owner

Ernie expresses his Cree heritage and his love for nature through his artwork.
Ernie encourages aboriginal people, particularly youth, to follow their dreams, "There are many tools and resources, such as those offered by SIEF, to help you along an exciting and rewarding journey into the world of business if you have the ideas, drive and tenacity".

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McKenn Contracting - Ken Atcheynum/Owner

Ken is a youth entrepreneur and member of Sweetgrass First Nation.  As far back as he could remember he was always outdoors and working with the earth; as a child playing with dirt or as his first job working in landscaping and earth moving.  Ken pointed out that SIEF played a critical role in start-up financing of his business dream and advisory services in planning and expansion.

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Kristin Blasi - Youth Livestock Program

Kristin is a member of Fishing Lake First Nation.  While some people struggle to find and  pursue their dream of what they want in life, Kristin knew what her dream was at a very young age.  SIEF selected Kristin to participate in the Youth Livestock Program and helped her to transform what started as a hobby, grow into a business.

Kristin Blasi

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Complete Mixed Martial Arts (Regina) - Anthony Scales/Owner & Head Instructor

Anthony (AJ) is a Gordon First Nation member.  When asked what advice he would give to other Aboriginal youth thinking of starting up a business, he said "seek advice from other business owners, do a business plan, and take it slow and don't rush things".   AJ searched for an Aboriginal Financial Institution to assist him with the purchase of gym equipment, renovations and a website and found SIEF

Anthony Scales

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