Open For Business

A Mi’kmaq First Nation has gone from depending on government hand outs to being the economic engine for Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Host, Producer / Winnipeg

Melissa is a proud Red River Metis and award-winning journalist who has spent more than 24 years covering crime, courts, politics, business and entertainment for newspapers in four provinces.
She then joined APTN Investigates in 2009 and APTN National News in 2018 and in that time has garnered numerous awards and nominations including from the World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network (2013), Canadian Association of Journalists (2016, 2019) and Canadian Screen Awards (2018, 2019).

1 thought on “Open For Business

  1. The funding that goes to each first nation band in canada comes from the Consolidated revenue fund….that comes from the resources on our lands….so that funding should not be classified as “handouts”….. and the Government is obligated to give them that funding.

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