Spring means business for Aboriginal communities – Financial Post

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Spring means business for Aboriginal communities

Clint Davis Apr 23, 2012

For Aboriginal communities, spring means business. That’s not to say business activity becomes dormant in the winter, but for many communities some operations are seasonal. Activities such as fishing, forestry, marine transportation and mineral exploration mean additional employment and revenue for the Aboriginal community during the spring and summer months.

One such community business is the Nunatsiavut Group of Companies (NGC). NGC is the economic arm of Nunatsiavut Government in northern Labrador that represents five coastal communities and more than 7,000 members located all over the world. Nunatsiavut was the last Inuit land claim to be settled in Canada. Some of the highlights of that claim include outright ownership of 15,800 sq km of land, a self-government agreement and nearly $200-million to implement the claim.

I am highlighting NGC, because I am a Nunatsiavut beneficiary and chair of the board of directors for NGC, and I believe we have a wonderful story to tell.

Read more: http://business.financialpost.com/2012/04/23/spring-means-business-for-aboriginal-communities/

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