This founder’s new program is reactivating Indigenous concepts of investing — here’s how

Sage Lacerte founded Sage Initiative to build a space where she and other Indigenous women can return to Indigenous concepts of investing

Why It Matters

“A key strategy in the colonization process, the residential school system, and the Indian Act, was to remove Indigenous Peoples from the land and displace Indigenous economies for the benefit of the settler population,” reads the Sage Initiative website. “This initiative is designed to reverse that process.”

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