Developing a National Indigenous Economic Strategy | Dawn Madahbee Leach, NIEDB

Developing a National Indigenous Economic Strategy | Dawn Madahbee Leach, NIEDB

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by pmnationtalk on May 13, 2021148 Views

Credits: TheFutureEconomy.ca

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.

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