Last week, Jennifer Flett the Vice Chief attended the Northern Urban economic development forum in Thompson last week.
The forum involved a combination of businesses and stakeholders from across the province that looked at the growth of Northern Manitoba.
Flett said a report by Look North was tabled about at the meeting and the report found that the Indigenous People’s contribution to Manitoba’s GDP is up over a billion dollars. Flett says that this report says a lot about how indigenous peoples contribute to the provincial economy.
She added that it was good to have people from all areas of Manitoba that wanted to take part in the meeting.