Week 5 - Truth and Reconciliation Challenge: Economic Reconciliation

Tawâw. Neba hoɁą. Welcome to Week 5: Economic Reconciliation. 

Often thought of as the domain of the Canadian business and corporate sector, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is addressing economic reconciliation through the adoption of Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action #92: 

“Aboriginal peoples have equitable access to jobs, training, and education opportunities in the corporate sector, and that Aboriginal communities gain long-term sustainable benefits from economic development projects.” 

Indigenous businesses in Wood Buffalo contribute greatly to the regional, provincial, and national economies.  

Yet common myths and damaging stereotypes persist. Nearly everyone has heard how Indigenous Peoples in Canada don’t pay taxes, and that they get a free ride to college. 

Your challenge this week: Mythbusting 

It’s time to get to the bottom of these myths – and learn the truth of Indigenous business and economic reconciliation. Challenge what you’ve heard – and test what you know – in our myth busting quiz.

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