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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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Pandemic forced changes to Indigenous tourism businesses net positive outlooks 

By Sam Laskaris, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter After some initial concerns about whether his business would be able to survive the COVID-19 pandemic, Scott Iserhoff has a much more positive outlook now. Iserhoff owns Pei Pei Chei Ow, an Edmonton-based catering company that offers contemporary Indigenous cuisine. Iserhoff was one ...

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Indigenous leaders stand with Vancouver Island First Nation in road use battle with logging company

North Island Hereditary chiefs and environmental advocacy group Sierra BC  are supporting the MMFN’s decision to restrict access to WFP trucks. By Binny Paul, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Indigenous leaders and environmentalists are standing behind a Gold River-area First Nation in its dispute with one of Vancouver Island’s largest forest ...

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Brock University to hold public lecture to examine spirit and intention of treaties 

By Sean Vanderklis, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Stanley (Bobby) Henry, a lecturer with the Faculty of Education at Brock University will host an online lecture in recognition of Treaty Week that is open to the public. Henry is a member of the Cayuga nation and an expert on treaties that ...

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