6: Victoria LaBillois – Wejuseg Construction, Listuguj, PQ

Victoria LaBillois, a very determined Mi’kmaq entrepreneur, has come a long way from her first entrepreneurial venture – a t-shirt printing business. She built a construction company, invested in other ventures and is now a mentor to Indigenous women across Turtle Island. 

“We came from a land of abundance to a postage stamp-sized reserve, a place of poverty. I’m working my way out of it. I’m not asking permission, and I’m taking my whole family, the whole community, the whole nation.”

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