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    :: Thursday, February 21, 2008 ::

    Making aboriginals part of the new Saskatchewan economy - Brad Wall, National Post, Canada
    There's a new optimism in the air here in Saskatchewan. This province leads the nation in construction growth. Residential construction is up by an astonishing 74%. BMO Nesbitt Burns calls Saskatchewan the "rising star of the Canadian economic growth scene." Unfortunately, First Nations and Metis people are not fully benefiting from the strength of the new Saskatchewan economy.

    Saskatchewan is experiencing a labour shortage. Yet unemployment among First Nations and Metis remains high. Fully 48% of First Nations and Metis people living off reserve are not even in the workforce.
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