Federal budget 2021-2022: 

collaboration with first nations vital for northern ontario prosperity

April 23, 2021 – Robinson-Superior Treaty and Fort William First Nation Territory, Thunder Bay, Ontario: Following is a statement from Jason Rasevych, President of the Anishnawbe Business Professionals Association, regarding the Government of Canada’s 2021-22 Budget:

“The Federal Liberals 2021-2022 budget for Canada reflects a long-term investment approach aimed at fueling economic growth out of the pandemic through substantial investment in social infrastructure to strengthen foundations essential for a robust, resilient, and inclusive economy.

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A virtual reality: 

making the most of online communications

Join us on April 29th at 1PM (EDT) for an online discussion… about how to have better online discussions!

COVID has affected all businesses, and many of our Indigenous and remote organizations are switching to virtual communications to support their clients and customers in innovative ways. Join us for a short webinar discussing best practices for remote communication and engaging virtual events. 

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20 years of coastal first nations: 

history, governance, and lessons learned

Join us on March 25th for the second webinar in a three-part series featuring speakers from Indigenous and environmental organizations as well as businesses to learn about Indigenous-led natural climate solutions in Canada. This session will explore how Coastal First Nations have created unique opportunities for conservation efforts through partnership and carbon offsets. Register today at https://abpa.live/coastal

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The ABPA Our Fair Share: Helping Indigenous Business Access Covid-19 Relief Funds. May 6, 2020 @ 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. with special guest Brian Davey, executive director of NADF. To register click here:


The Anishnawbe Business Professional Association (ABPA) is a non-profit, member-based organization with an office in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The ABPA primarily serves the First Nation business community and develops and expresses positions on business issues and other public issues relevant to First Nation business, on behalf of its members.

We provide a forum for the First Nation business community to develop policies and programming which contribute to the socio-economic well-being and quality of life of First Nations peoples in Northern Ontario. We also serve non-First Nation businesses by providing information, guidance, and access to a wide-ranging network through events and sponsorship.

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