Indigenous Leaders: Entrepreneurship will lead Indigenous communities out of the ‘social trap’ –

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 202280 Views

NACCA CEO Shannin Metatawabin believes the path to First Nations well-being and prosperity is federal investment in Indigenous economic development

Shannin Metatawabin’s experience in the business world goes way back to when he was a young boy growing up in Fort Albany, a Cree Nation community on the west coast of James Bay.

“My family had been operating a restaurant out of the old residential school in Fort Albany for over 50 years, so I’d seen business early on,” said Metatawabin.

He recalls early memories of helping his mother and grandmother in the family restaurant where they fed many community members and visitors to Fort Albany.

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