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Metis businesswoman captures Saskatchewan tourism award 

By Sam Laskaris Local Journalism Initiative Reporter It has certainly been a challenging year for Michela Carriere’s business. But there was some very encouraging news last week for the Metis woman, who launched Aski Holistic Adventures three years ago. Carriere operates her business out of Big Eddy Lodge, located off ...

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Wanuskewin Heritage Park captures a record three provincial tourism awards 

By Sam Laskaris, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Officials with a First Nations heritage park in Saskatchewan are still beaming after last week’s announcement of the winners of the Tourism Saskatchewan Awards of Excellence. Wanuskewin Heritage Park, which is located just outside Saskatoon and is a non-profit cultural and historical centre, ...

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`Mining at any cost’: Yukoners say territory needs major mineral development overhaul 

By Julien Gignac Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Outdated mining legislation, “token” consultation with First Nations, violence against Indigenous women at mine sites and a reclamation system that falls flat, these are just a few concerns that Yukoners raised during a public engagement process about the territory’s mining regime. From a ...

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Economic project aims to empower women 

By Virginie Ann, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter KANESATAKE- The Kanesatake Economic and Business Development department was selected to be part of the winter 2020-2021 StartUP Nations Ikwe cohort, a first for the community. This cohort will follow a new training program that encourages Kanehsata’kehro:non women to develop their business and ...

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Tribe chairman charged with bribery in casino development 

By Philip Marcelo THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON-The longtime chairman of a Massachusetts tribe and an architecture firm owner have been charged in a bribery scheme involving the tribe’s plans to build a resort casino, federal prosecutors said Friday. Cedric Cromwell is accused of using his position as chairman of the ...

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Kay Nah Chi Wah Nung celebrates provincial tourism award 

By Ken Kellar Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre in Rainy River First Nations is celebrating a big win at the provincial level. During a virtual award ceremony held on October 28 by the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) for their annual Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence, the historical ...

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Williams Lake First Nation chief set to talk business at Greater Vancouver Board of Trade 

By Rebecca Dyok Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Chief Willie Sellars of the Williams Lake First Nation (WLFN) will be the keynote speaker at a prestigious Greater Vancouver Board of Trade virtual event later this month highlighting how First Nations communities are adapting to the challenges of COVID-19. “We pride ourselves on ...

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Mi’kmaq First Nations group, Premium Brands to buy Clearwater Seafoods for $1 billion 

HALIFAX- Premium Brands Holdings Corp. and a group of Mi’kmaq First Nations have banded together to buy Clearwater Seafoods in a billion-dollar deal the seafood company’s chairman says is a step toward “advancing reconciliation in Canada.” The deal announced Monday would be the largest investment in the seafood industry by ...

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