Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce swears in first Indigenous chairwoman – CBC

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‘An opportunity to bring awareness and understanding’ to both business, Indigenous communities: Jessica Dumas

Oct 03, 2019

The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce has sworn in an Indigenous woman as chair of its board for the first time in its 146-year history.

Jessica Dumas, who has served on the board since 2014, was sworn in Thursday at the Winnipeg Chamber’s annual general meeting and will serve as chair for one year.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to meet more people and to continue to build community and relationships,” Dumas said in a media release.

“I’m really involved in the business community in Winnipeg and I’m also really involved in the Indigenous community, so I feel like this is an opportunity to bring awareness and understanding to both communities about the other.”

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