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Minister optimistic that Indigenous economic development heading into a growth phase in 2021

 Indigenous Relations Minister Rick Wilson wants to promote an Indigenous Tourism Corridor across Alberta including sites such as Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo Jump. By Shari Narine Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Indigenous Relations Minister Rick Wilson expects economic growth for Indigenous communities in Alberta in 2021. In an interview with, Wilson said announcements ...

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First Nation in British Columbia could become first Indigenous operator of water utility 

By Sam Laskari Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Okanagan Indian Band has signed a historic agreement that could see the end of decades of boil water advisories in its community. Officials from the First Nation, located near Vernon, B.C., signed a formal agreement this week for a unique Public-Private-Community Partnership ...

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COVID 19, system barriers challenging Indigenous women who own businesses: study

TORONTO- Researchers behind a new study say Canadian businesses owned by Indigenous women have been steadily growing, but that progress is being threated by the COVID-19 pandemic and other systemic barriers. The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub say the proportion of businesses owned by Indigenous ...

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Tribes dispute reservation where a $1B casino is planned 

Larry Fisher, chief sachem of the Mattakeeset Massachuset tribe, foreground, poses with other tribal members at Titicut Indian Reservation, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Bridgewater, Mass. A rift has been widening between Native American groups in New England over a federal reservation south of Boston where one tribe is planning ...

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Liberals face pressure for concrete ideas, economic plan in spending update

OTTAWA-The federal Liberals are being warned that they need to provide a detailed plan on navigating the health and economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic in a key spending document next week. Business and labour groups say the government must outline concrete proposals to manage COVID-19 in the short term, ...

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Curve Lake firm secures contract to clean up mould at CFB Trenton 

By Natalie Hamilton  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter An Indigenous-led business has partnered with a top-notch environmental company to do mould remediation at CFB Trenton.  Cambium Indigenous Professional Services (CIPS), located in Curve  Lake First Nation, not only does consulting work, business planning and  business model design, but also provides environmental ...

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The transition to renewable energy relies on mining. Can it be done responsibly? 

By Matt Simmons Local Journalism Initiative Reporter It wasn’t long ago that the idea of a zero-emissions electric vehicle silently  cruising the streets sounded like something out of The Jetsons. According to the International Energy Agency, there are now more than seven million electric cars on the roads and there ...

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