Ottawa proclaims $1.eight million in funding for Quebec Indigenous entrepreneurship

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MONTREAL – The federal government has announced funding of $ 1.8 million for five projects aimed at developing indigenous entrepreneurship in Quebec.

The investments will support local projects across the province, according to Tuesday’s announcement.

This includes the rebuilding of the gas station and the depanneur of Widjikiwe Holdings Corp. in Timiskaming and the establishment of Akua Nature Inc., a Mashteuiatsh company that specializes in the manufacture of traditional medicines.

The Minister for Indigenous Services, Marc Miller, announced this on behalf of the Minister for Economic Development, Melanie Joly.

Miller called the investment “golden opportunities to benefit communities”.

The five projects are expected to create 24 jobs and generate more than $ 7 million in economic revenue for First Nations communities.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on February 9, 2021.