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Racism could hinder Northern Ontario’s economy: Panel

By Colleen Romaniuk  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Systemic racism and discrimination negatively impact Northern Ontario’s ability to attract and retain skilled workers and have far-reaching effects on the region’s economic prosperity. That was the sentiment expressed by a group of panelists at Northern Policy Institute’s second annual population growth conference ...

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New mark identifying authentic Indigenous tourism locations launched 

By Marc Lalonde Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The tenuous Indigenous tourism industry will now be able to help guide tourists to genuine, culturally appropriate Indigenous tourism destinations with a designated mark, called The Original Original, just in time for summer. The campaign aims to educate travellers, modernize their perception of ...

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Evidence is strong of emerging empowerment of the Indigenous economy 

By Shari Narine  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter  With Canada facing a $400 billion debt as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Indigenous peoples can play a vital role in strengthening the country’s economic situation.   “Indigenous people are saying we want to succeed in business, we want to be included, ...

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