Aboriginal Businesses Feature

The Mushkegowuk Council’s Ring of Fire plan for a combination power, railroad and port plan has attracted interest from TGR Rail of Toronto with its highly ambitious plans to acquire the publicly owned Ontario Northland Railway.
Mushkegowuk Ring of Fire plan attracts railroader interest The Mushkegowuk Council’s conceptual plan for a Ring of Fire railway, power corridor and James Bay port took a strange twist with talk of a possible partnership talk a private railway company with a keen eye on buying the Ontario Northland Railway.Mushkegowuk Grand Chief Lawrence Martin caused a media stir in late January at an energy conference in Timmins when he told reporters that his northeastern Ontario tribal council was considering teaming up with TGR Rail to extend rail service to the c...


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FedNor airdrops funding to remote First Nations
Webequie First Nation’s airstrip is going under the microscope with federal money arriving to conduct a redevelopment plan.On May 20, FedNor Minister Greg Rickford announced a $1.36 million grant is going to the remote community for an airport plan to evaluate commercial options, conduct an en...
Algoma U to host Aboriginal land management symposium
Algoma University will host a symposium next week that will focus on Aboriginal land management May 4 to 6.Exploring Aboriginal Land Management, Planning and Use will look at diverse perspectives. The purpose of this symposium is to begin exploring through research and best practices, the inclus...
Fund propelling aquaculture industry forward
As food producers race to meet global demand for seafood, aquaculture has become the fastest growing segment of the food-producing industry, and increasingly, Aboriginal communities and entrepreneurs are examining how they can participate in the sector.Last fall, the Aboriginal Aquaculture in ...
First Nations want management control of Ogoki Forest
The northwestern Ontario First Nations of Aroland, Eabametoong and Marten Falls have signed a forest tenure agreement on the Ogoki Forest in northwestern Ontario.The three First Nations say they will play “a leading role in forest governance” toward obtaining a long-term forest license for the Ogok...


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