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Aboriginal Relations program at the Uni-
versity of Alberta.
Aside from contributing to the success of
Primco Dene, Blackman often extends his
role as an advocate of Aboriginal business
to community projects like the Casino
Dene. Primco Dene has also been involved
in the early stages of the upcoming Casino
Dene Hotel and Conference Centre.
A FINE MODEL FOR
ABORIGINAL BUSINESS
The triggers behind Primco Dene’s suc-
cess and rapid growth are multifactorial in
nature. Part of it comes down to excellent
leadership and progressive business deci-
sions. Being a natural leader is Blackman’s
strongest attribute. His progressive men-
tality towards business, which involves di-
versification of specialties, is another rea-
son why Primco Dene is so successful.
“I believe in diversification. Diversification
within an Aboriginal community is the se-
cret to success,” Blackman said, adding
that the business would otherwise entail
a single line of thinking and pursue a one-
dimensional path. Being situated in Al-
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