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Indigenous business is thriving despite being ‘Canada’s best kept secret’ – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201990 Views

May 16, 2019

There’s a lot of focus on the struggles and challenges of Indigenous people, less on our victories and even less on the local, national and international successes of every day Indigenous business people.

The Canadian Coalition of Aboriginal Business’ stats and data is used to bridge-build between First Nations communities and entrepreneurs and the rest of the world, but the facts and figures they’ve compiled might knock your mocs off, if you didn’t know that Indigenous owned and operated businesses, are booming.

Of the $32 billion Indigenous people reportedly contributed to Canada’s economy in 2016, more than $12 billion was from indigenous businesses, said CCAB president and CEO JP Gladu.

“There are over 60,000 entrepreneurs from our communities,” said Gladu, whose organization has more than 700 members.

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