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Dec 12, 2022
Chief Larson Anderson says Norway House plans to open a local grocer to compete with the Northern Store
When Norway House Cree Nation Chief Larson Anderson visits rural Manitoba communities, he’s always surprised by their local economies.
Anderson previously worked for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and spent a lot of time driving around Manitoba.
“One particular town struck me as the most surprising,” he said. “Their population was at 3,500, and they had three, four blocks of businesses, independent businesses.”
That community was Carman, in southern Manitoba.
“I equate that to our nation, that has 6,500-plus people living here, we have basically [nothing] because we have a monopolized corporation that’s taken over,” said Anderson.
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