Interview with Dawn Madahbee Leach, Interim Chairperson and Vice-Chair of the National Indigenous Economic Development Board for our Spotlight on the Post-COVID Indigenous Economy.
Read her Key Takeaways and full interview: https://bit.ly/3eY7jEr
Part of the Spotlight on the Post-COVID Indigenous Economy: https://bit.ly/3pivnXz
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated many of the existing barriers Indigenous entrepreneurs and businesses already faced in Canada including a lack of access to capital, proximity to market for rural and remote communities, and inadequate infrastructure, including poor internet connectivity. In April, the federal government announced a $306.8 million targeted economic stimulus package to assist Indigenous businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19.
This video Spotlight explores how Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs have been impacted by the current crisis and the steps needed to ensure a resilient economic recovery that supports sustainable, long-term growth for Canada’s Indigenous economy, and economic reconciliation for Indigenous communities across Canada.