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
Splash is back as the host of Denendeh Sunrise, CKLB's morning current affairs program. Campbell was mentored by longtime host and Gwich'in entertainer William Greenland. Josh, as he's known professionally by folks across the broadcast industry has worked for CBC North, CKRW the Rush in Yukon, and at CJCD Mix 100. Before moving north for his love of radio and Indigenous culture in 2007, Campbell graduated from Loyalist College's Broadcast Journalism Program in Belleville, Ontario the traditional territory of the Tyendinaga Mohawks. Campbell is proud of his Scottish and Irish ancestry. He was born and raised along the Tobique River the home of the Wolastoqiyik, Tobique Maliseet Nation.

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