Four Rivers preparing communities for developmentDevelopment in the Ring of Fire is
years away, but Indigenous communities in Matawa First Nations
territory are strategically going about training their people so
they’ll be ready for development when it arrives.Since 2011, Four Rivers, Matawa’s
First Nations Environmental Services Group, has provided the tribal
council’s nine communities with information and resources to help
them make decisions about the management of their natural resources.“With everything that’s going to be
Former Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford
has signed on as a “strategic advisor” to a northwestern Ontario
First Nations consulting business.
In a Sept. 15 news release, Darren Harper,
co-founder of Maawandoon Inc. announced the ex-Kenora MP is now on
their executive team.
Aboriginal Tourism Ontario (ATO) announced it will be rebranded as Indigenous Tourism Ontario,
while simultaneously revealing its inaugural board of directors.Board directors
include Patrick Madahbee, Carol Caputo, Clio Straram, Shannin Metatawabin, Tim
West, Gerry Weber and Kevin Rose.The board...
First Nations-owned Wataynikaneyap Power LP
(Watay) has been selected by the Ontario government to connect 16
remote communities in northwestern Ontario to the province’s
The project will impact more than 10,000 people
reliant on expensive and inefficient local diesel genera...
The need to consult Indigenous people
before development takes place is not a conceit of a particular
political party or the whim of the current government, said former
parliamentarian Bob Rae. It’s the law, he said, and municipalities
would be wise to heed that notion so progress can move forw...