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Opportunities for Communication are Key for Thriving Indigenous Economies – Huddle.Today

April 4, 2023

Krista Ross is the CEO of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce

The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce and the Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI) recently hosted our first Indigenous Business Forum at the Maqitahtimok Centre on Sistansisk (St. Mary’s First Nation).

It was important to us to get leadership and guidance from the Indigenous communities we work with and Stanley Barnaby, the CEO of JEDI and a chamber board member, was instrumental as the co-chair of our Indigenous Partnerships Committee as a connector.

The event aimed to create more opportunities for connections and collaborations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses, to educate attendees about some of the unique challenges faced by Indigenous entrepreneurs, and use this information to explore what is needed to organically create more partnerships and opportunities collectively.

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