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First Nations Bank of Canada launches trust company

By Sam Laskaris Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The First Nations Bank of Canada (FNBC) has branched out after a quarter century of operations. FNBC has launched its own Indigenous trust services company called FNB Trust. Suzanne Trottier, the vice-president of FNB Trust, said First Nations Bank of Canada had long ...

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Sask. First Nation to be part owner of Keystone XL pipeline

By Evan Radford, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A Saskatchewan First Nation in Treaty 4 territory has signed on to be part-owner of TC Energy’s yet-to-be-completed, long-contested Keystone XL pipeline, more than 160 kilometres of which are to pass through the southwest corner of the province. The Nekaneet Cree Nation, west ...

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Manitoba government and Metis federation battling over moose hunt restrictions

Manitoba government and Metis federation battling over moose hunt restrictions WINNIPEG-The Manitoba government and the Manitoba Metis Federation appear headed to a showdown over moose hunting. The government says because of an ongoing low moose population, it is cancelling a temporary moose hunt that was planned for this fall in ...

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Dakota Dunes Resort and Casino opening bets on local tourism 

By Nick Pearce Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Whitecap Dakota First Nation (WDFN) has wagered on a resort and casino in an uncertain tourism economy. The $38 million Dakota Dunes Resort and Casino opened on Thursday, touting 155 rooms and large meeting areas that likely won’t reach full capacity until the ...

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Individuals employed by Indigenous employers feel valued, are satisfied, have a positive work life balance, report finds

By Shari Narine, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter “In the COVID-19 world the needs are greater,” said Roberta Jamieson, president of Indspire, an Indigenous national charity that supports students, primarily financially, to obtain higher education. Due to the coronavirus pandemic causing a slow down in the national economy, Indigenous students were ...

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