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Racism and bias `alive and well’ in federal procurement dealings, Indigenous entrepreneur says 

By Sam Laskaris, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Four panelists at a presentation held on Wednesday during the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) online Business Recovery Forum said the federal government’s procurement strategy is not only failing Indigenous entrepreneurs, it’s wasting their precious time and resources. It’s no secret that ...

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Fed survey finds widespread pessimism about economic future 

By Martin Crutsinger THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON- The latest Federal Reserve survey of U.S. economic activity found generally modest gains in August but also pessimism about the future given the threats posed by the coronavirus. The Fed report made public Wednesday said that a theme echoed across the country is ...

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Rio Tinto CEO loses $3.5M over destroyed Australian indigenous sites 

By Rod McGuirk THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANBERRA, Australia- Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sebastien Jacques will lose around $3.5 million in bonuses due to the destruction of Australian indigenous sacred sites to access iron ore, the mining company said on Monday. The Anglo-Australia mining giant announced that three executives would lose ...

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NewsAlert: Canada to impose $3.6 billion in retaliatory tariffs against U.S.

OTTAWA- Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada will hit back against U.S. tariffs on Canadian aluminum with $3.6 billion in tariffs of our own. Freeland says the tariffs will match dollar-for-dollar the costs of the planned 10 per cent import tariff on Canadian raw aluminum that will apply starting ...

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Osoyoos Chief Clarence Louie to lead Okanagan Nation Alliance

Chief Clarence Louie (Photo credit: Shayd Johnson) tkwəɬniwt (Westbank), SYILX OKANAGAN TERRITORY-Osoyoos Chief Clarence Louie has been elected  as tribal chair of the Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA). Chief Louie has led the Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB) for three decades. He is taking over the lead from well known tribal chair ...

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StatCan plans ‘contactless’ census for 2021 in response to COVID 19

By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- Statistics Canada is working on plans to deliver a “contactless census” next May if COVID-19 remains a threat. Officials from the agency said Friday the census day will be May 11, 2021 as planned But efforts are being made to protect the health ...

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