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Today, (May 21 2013), the ISX turns ten years old. The concept of an Indigenous Stock Exchange something different, something creative and something true to Aboriginal values emerged out of the Social Entrepreneurs Network and Muhammad Yunus' concept of a social stock exchange. We have worked quietly and steadfastly since 2003. In honour of our tenth birthday we want our supporters and friends to make a pledge of $10 for ten Aboriginal businesses this year.
Double click here to an important article by Torres Hughes. The ISX delegation to Chicago, including 17 year old Chaseley Walker met with Torres in 2011. His articulation of the problems effecting young African Americans is very relevant to the current generation of young Indigenous Australians.
Key personnel of the ISX have had a long term working relationship with the Center for Labor and Community Research (CLCR) in Chicago and with CEO Dan Swinney's visit to Australia in 2011 we were excited to make contact with Austin Polytechnical Academy which President Obama describes as "bringing back hope" to the community.
The CLCR, Chicago Renaissance Council and Austin Polytechnical Academy vision mirrors the goal of many Australian Aboriginal leaders to provide the highest level of opportunities for young people and to have pathways through practical work to higher level skills and education.
Austin Polytechnical Academy really walks the walk and is really about educating the next generation of leaders for the global economy. Read this paper by Erica Swinney which talks about the motivating forces behind for the formation of the Austin Polytechnical Academy. Over 2011-12 the ISX will work on building a strong relationship with Austin Polytechnical Academy including working on detailed curricula and relationships, offering short secondments in Australian Aboriginal educational environments and workplaces for key members of the Austin Polytechnical staff. The ISX is looking for fifty corporate partners to develop similar polytechnical academies for Indigenous young people in Australia. If you would like to hear more about the outcomes of the ISX visit to the Austin Polytechnical Academy please contact ISX National Secretary Peter Botsman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Reconciling Indigenous conservation practices with the mainstream: In a paper released (29 March 2010) Karanda (Bennett Walker) discusses the way in which the traditional families of the Daintree region are working to ensure turtle and dugong populations are kept strong and in balance. Please download and read this important paper.
Meat and Potatoes Business IT Package
The ISX offers a high value IT business package to any Aboriginal business that lists on the ISX trading floor. The package includes:
a) Online services and server storage for $350 per annum
b) free website software - configured and installed
c) free blog software - configured and installed
c) email based marketing and client support system
d) Fax to email and email to fax service available at a discounted price plus access to a range of IT professionals who offer the best business software and solutions available to small, medium and large businesses.
The total value is hundreds of dollars a year. So if you want to list your business on Australia's most popular Indigenous business website and have your own website. Just make a listing and then contact the ISX voluntary secretary Peter Botsman at email@example.com so we can ensure that you receive prompt service.
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The Indigenous Stock Exchange (ISX) website is a free market for listing Indigenous business ideas, products, investment opportunities and people. The website gets between 200,000 and 500,000 hits per month. It is a self-directed feast of Australian Indigenous creativity and development. We make no promises or assurances to those who use the site, nor to those who chose to invest in Indigenous businesses or buy Indigenous business products. What we do promise is an open, pre-eminent showcase of Australian Indigenous business, products and opportunities and a strong public stage for introducing ideas and opportunities to an Australian and international audience that includes investors, ethical investors and ordinary people willing to make contributions to support Indigenous initiatives. Follow these links to become involved: List an Investment Opportunity or Enterprise; Market Yourself and Your Services; List an Indigenous Product or Service; Post an Indigenous Job or Opportunity Link to Important Indigenous Resources & Organisations.
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