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Wpg Free Press: Indigenous businesses soar

February 11, 2020 — 

As the Winnipeg Free Press reports, the Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second annual procurement opportunities event on Feb. 11, and UM experts are taking part. 

For instance, the University of Manitoba is starting an Indigenous procurement program and Monique Whitehill, a procurement manager at the university, said she’s glad to have the chance to start taking the steps to create pathways to Indigenous achievement and economic reconciliation.

“The university has done a lot regarding Indigenous student achievement but we are also recognizing economic reconciliation is important as well,” she said. “We are like a small city. We buy so many things. We are looking to find matches, to learn about Indigenous suppliers we don’t even know about and to find partnerships and ways to work together.”

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