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National Indigenous economic strategy to be released – Sudbury News

Lending agencies call for greater access to capital, improvements to community infrastructure

The Globe and Mail newspaper is reporting five Indigenous organizations are releasing a national economic development strategy today.

The group, which includes the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, told the newspaper the strategy is a means to reduce poverty for Indigenous people, bolster the Canadian economy, and build on the 107 recommendations set forth in the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Described as “calls for economic prosperity,” the strategy aims to close the socioeconomic gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

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