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First Nation in British Columbia could become first Indigenous operator of water utility 

By Sam Laskari Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Okanagan Indian Band has signed a historic agreement that could see the end of decades of boil water advisories in its community. Officials from the First Nation, located near Vernon, B.C., signed a formal agreement this week for a unique Public-Private-Community Partnership ...

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COVID 19, system barriers challenging Indigenous women who own businesses: study

TORONTO- Researchers behind a new study say Canadian businesses owned by Indigenous women have been steadily growing, but that progress is being threated by the COVID-19 pandemic and other systemic barriers. The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub say the proportion of businesses owned by Indigenous ...

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Tribes dispute reservation where a $1B casino is planned 

Larry Fisher, chief sachem of the Mattakeeset Massachuset tribe, foreground, poses with other tribal members at Titicut Indian Reservation, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Bridgewater, Mass. A rift has been widening between Native American groups in New England over a federal reservation south of Boston where one tribe is planning ...

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