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Study aims to change the narrative around Indigenous economic contributions to Thunder Bay – CBC

Feb 07, 2024

Study will showcase, record Indigenous contributions to the local economy

A recent partnership between Fort William First Nation and the Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC), aims to complete an Indigenous Economic Impact Analysis that will track how much money the Indigenous community is contributing to the Thunder Bay Economy.

The project was announced at the recent Prosperity Northwest Conference last week in Thunder Bay.

The other partners in the project include the Nishnawbe-Aski Development Fund (NADF) and the Anishnawbe Business Professionals Association (ABPA).

Brian Davey, CEO of the NADF and the director of the ABPA, said the organizations have always understood Indigenous contributions to be enormous but never knew what that entailed.

“Very often we see the downside or the negative side of some of the issues that are plaguing indigenous people, and this is a good news story. We’re excited, and we’re looking forward to seeing the results come forward,” said Davey.

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