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Canada joins international agreement to help Indigenous businesses access new markets 

By Marie Woolf THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- Canada has joined a global Indigenous trade forum that International Trade Minister Mary Ng says will help First Nations entrepreneurs benefit from free trade agreements. At a ceremony in Ottawa with First Nations, Metis and Inuit representatives from throughout Canada, the minister announced ...

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Chiefs meeting with banks and investors in bid to attract capital to Indigenous Energy Projects 

TORONTO, ON   The Indian Resource Council, an organization representing over 130 First Nations who produce or have a direct interest in the oil and gas industry, is leading a delegation of Chiefs in Toronto on Thursday, June 9, 2022 to meet with the investment community. Their objective is to attract ...

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Indigenous owned expansion project to deliver more clean power to Yukon

 By Sam Laskaris Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Yukoners will soon be reaping the rewards of an $80 million pledge to expand a hydroelectric project in northern British Columbia. Officials from the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) have announced they have hooked up with the Tlingit Homeland Energy Limited Partnership, owned by ...

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Kapyong development one step closer to shovels in the ground

By Dave Baxter  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The City of Winnipeg and First Nations officials have come to an agreement that, if approved by council, would have the city provide municipal services for what is planned to be the largest urban reserve in Canada. The City of Winnipeg announced the ...

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New interlocutor promises help, no harm as work moves forward on unmarked graves

Kimberly Murray was appointed as Independent Special Interlocutor for Missing Children and Unmarked Graves and Burial Sites associated with Indian Residential Schools, at a news conference in Ottawa, on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang By Shari Narine  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The federal government has named former ...

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National Indigenous strategy includes 107 Calls to Economic Prosperity

 By Sam Laskaris  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Details of a National Indigenous Economic Strategy (NIES) have been revealed. A press conference was staged in Ottawa on Monday, June 6, to provide information on the strategy, which was built and designed by Indigenous leaders, institutions and organizations from across Canada. Reps ...

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Canadian GDP growth hits 3.1% in first quarter, slower than expected

OTTAWA- The economy grew at an annualized rate of 3.1 per cent in the first quarter, helped by business investment and household spending, Statistics Canada said Tuesday. The result was down from an annualized rate of 6.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2021. Statistics Canada said the change ...

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US casinos had best month ever in March, winning $5.3B 

By Wayne Parry THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP)-Inflation may be soaring, supply chains remain snarled and the coronavirus just won’t go away, but America’s casinos are humming right along, recording the best month in their history in March. The American Gaming Association, the gambling industry’s national trade group, ...

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