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October 18, 2023
SAULT STE. MARIE — Waubetek Business Development Corporation’s Dawn Madahbee-Leach looks forward to delivering a keynote at the Anishinabek Nation Economic Development Department’s inaugural annual Economic Development Opportunities Forum on Oct. 24-26 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. The Anishinabek Nation Economic Development Department is encouraging a wide-range of participants to attend the Forum at the Quattro Hotel and Conference Centre, including Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, Anishinabek Nation member First Nations and other First Nations, business owners, procurement organizations, funders, and others.
“I want to talk about all of the new advances that are taking place with respect to Indigenous economic development across Canada,” says Madahbee-Leach, general manager at Waubetek Business Development Corporation, chair at the National Indigenous Economic Development Board and Aundeck Omni Kaning citizen. “This is where a lot of activity is taking place for First Nations people across the country, is in economic development — we’re developing new institutions that can support our communities and help build our capacity to take advantage of economic opportunities. The doors are open for us to do so many things when it comes to establishing urban reserves to be a part of the economy in the urban centres.”