DehCho focusing on economic strategy ahead of Business Forum

2013 Photo of Solar Panel Project in Fort Simpson. (Courtesy NTPC)

The DehCho First Nations and the DehCho Economic Corporation will co-host a business forum.

While negotiations for self government continue, Grand Chief Herb Norwegian says this kind of forum is part of building a sound economic strategy.

“Instead of waiting for a final agreement, what we need to do is prepare our young people who want to get into business, and create opportunities for them,” Norwegian told CKLB.

He says youth across the region want to be part of the economy, through jobs with renewable energy, tourism, and resource development.

“The last time the region held a business forum ‘The Dehcho Means Business,’ was in 2009,” added coordinator Kevin Menicoche.

The DehCho Economic Forum will be held in Fort Simpson from March 27th – 30th.

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Josh Campbell
Josh Campbell has returned to the CKLB News Team. He covered female university soccer and volleyball in New Brunswick, prior to graduating from Loyalist College in Mohawk Territory near Belleville, Ontario in 2007. He's covered politics and Indigenous stories in both the NWT and Yukon over the last 10 years.

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