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March 22, 2013

NAN NEEDS INVESTMENTS TO STIMULATE ECONOMY AND CREATE JOBS

THUNDER BAY: In response to Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2013, and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s statement that ‘infrastructure creates jobs’ yesterday in the House of Commons, Grand Chief Harvey Yesno of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) released the following statements:

“NAN must begin to realize substantial economic and regional infrastructure investments to address the need for growth and to address the high cost of living faced by families, individuals and elders in NAN communities.”

“NAN First Nations must have the opportunity to be partners, investors and owners of the significant resource based economy about to emerge from our treaty territories. The Chiefs of NAN have a long-term vision for prosperity and wealth creation from our lands; Canada can do better.”

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