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Indigenous Business Gathering attracts several hundred in Saskatoon – CJWW Radio

Mar 13, 2024

Saskatchewan is one step closure to achieving economic reconciliation.

That’s from Premier Scott Moe during his speech at the third annual Indigenous Business Gathering. About 90 Indigenous businesses from all corners of the province traveled to Saskatoon for the event, which saw business owners attempt to form supply chain, procurement, and partnership opportunities with organizations in search of Indigenous-led entities.

The event had roughly 700 registrants, and a wait list of hundreds more, a dramatic increase from when it first began in 2022, signifying the increased indigenous involvement in the province’s growing economy.

Lorrie Murphy with the Saskatchewan Indigenous Enterprise Foundation says she heard about the event through work and couldn’t wait to set up a booth.

“I was definitely excited to participate,” she admitted. ” My mind was open to what the concept was, and then after registering…I realized that we’re going to be around a lot of businesses, and this is a great opportunity to network.”

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