Look North Indigenous Economy Report by Rural Development Institute

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In northern Manitoba, 73% of the population self-identifies as Indigenous and 52% of the population lives on a First Nation. And yet, little is known about how and how much Indigenous people are contributing to the economy of the North and to all of Manitoba.

Northern Manitoba has a 10,000 year legacy of adventure and trade. With 67% of Manitoba’s land area and 6% of its population, the region has been a long-term net contributor to the economic prosperity of all Manitoba, as the source of some of the province’s richest natural resources and tourism icons.

This report

  • quantifies spending amounts by Indigenous people in northern Manitoba in order to calculate their contributions to the provincial economy and the economy of the North
  • calculates the GDP of northern Manitoba for the first time
  • examines northern Manitoba’s existing urban reserves, which are growing in importance as a revenue source for First Nations
  • creates projections for First Nations population and labour force in the North.

To access the report; click on this link:https://www.brandonu.ca/rdi/projects/look-north-indigenous-economy-report/

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