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Burden on the taxpayers? Manitoba First Nations pump $9B into province’s economy: study – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 201976 Views

January 10, 2019

Indigenous leadership gathered on an urban reserve in Winnipeg to release a report that challenges the notion that First Nations people in the province are a burden on taxpayers.

According to the report Indigenous Contributions to the Manitoba Economy, First Nation peoples added $9.3 billion into the province’s economy in 2016.

The report is a collaboration between the Southern Chiefs Organization, Manitoba Keewatinowi and the Rural Development Institute at Brandon University.

Southern Chiefs Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels says it was important to implement this analysis.

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