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Indigenous people pumped $9.3B into Manitoba economy in one year: report – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201997 Views

New report aims to give clearer picture of Indigenous impact on provincial economy

Jan 10, 2019

Indigenous people in Manitoba pump billions of dollars to the provincial economy each year, according to a new report that aims to give a clearer picture of the economic impact of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.

Total spending by Indigenous governments, businesses and households in the province added up to $9.3 billion in 2016, says the report — a collaboration between Manitoba’s Southern Chiefs’ Organization, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak and the Rural Development Institute at Brandon University.

“It’s the first of its kind, in which we have a pretty accurate analysis of the kind of contributions that Indigenous people are making to the economy,” said Southern Chiefs’ Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels in an interview with CBC’s Manitoba’s morning show, Information Radio.

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