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LLRIB Chief hopes Kitsaki’s success can help other Indigenous economic development corporations – MBC Radio

Mar 14, 2024

Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief Tammy Cook-Searson was the keynote speaker at an Indigenous Business Gathering in Saskatoon this week.

Cook-Searson shared the story of the formation of Kitsaki Management and the recent success the band’s economic development arm has had over the past few years, bringing $160 million in wealth to the nation.

During her address, Cook-Searson, who is the President of the economic development company, spoke on the difficulty the band had in forming Kitsaki in 1981 and the many road blocks they faced. However, she would then highlight the success the company has found in recent years.

When speaking with MBC Radio News after the keynote, the LLRIB Chief says she wanted to showcase the success of Kitsaki.

“I just wanted to encourage others in the room here that we’re here to do business with them and along side them,” she said. “There are many First Nations and Metis businesses that are thriving and we want to get together and work together.”

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