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Economic outcomes improving for Indigenous people, but not fast enough, report says – CBC

Parity between Indigenous, non-Indigenous Canadians won’t be reached by 2022 at current pace: NIEDB

Jun 12, 2019

Economic outcomes are improving for Indigenous Peoples in Canada, but the changes aren’t happening fast enough, according to a new report.

“Indigenous economic development is a powerful untapped resource to drive Canada’s future economic growth,” reads the summary of the Indigenous Economic Progress report, released Tuesday in Happy Valley-Goose Bay by the National Indigenous Economic Development Board.

Tuesday’s release is an update to the board’s initial report in 2012, in which the group set an ambitious goal that would see First Nations, Métis and Inuit reach economic parity with non-Indigenous Canadians by 2022.

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