Aboriginal Businesses Feature

Upgrading the pow-wow grounds at Fort William First Nation has been one of the successful outcomes of the Oshki-Aki Limited Partnership, a joint venture between the band and True Grit Consulting.
First Nation, engineering firm breaking new ground on joint ventureIn his 25 years in the engineering profession, Eric Zakrewski calls his Thunder Bay company’s business venture with Fort William First Nation a “gold star example” in Northern Ontario of a successful partnership between the private sector and an Aboriginal community.Now entering its fifth fiscal year, Oshki-Aki Limited Partnership is creating employment and mentorship opportunities for Fort William members to learn and build skills toward permanent careers in the consulting and engineeri...


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Construction begins on $300-million hydro project
Construction has begun on a $300-million hydroelectric generating station on New Post Creek north of Smooth Rock Falls.The 28-megawatt project is a collaboration between Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Coral Rapids Power, a company owned by Taykwa Tagamou Nation. The Peter Sutherland Sr. Gen...
Partnership to expand First Nations grid connection
A new partnership will help expand grid connections to 16 remote First Nation communities in Northwestern Ontario.On Aug. 27, WataynikaneyapPower — which represents 20 First Nation communities in the Far North — signed a partnership agreement with FortisOntario Inc. and Renewable Energy Systems ...
Infrastructure investment in N-W First Nations
Two northwestern Ontario First Nations are receiving a combined $720,000 in provincial funding for drinking water and drainage infrastructure.Residents of Whitesand First Nation and Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation will benefit from important infrastructure projects thanks to joint funding fr...
Program exposes youth to natural resource careers
An educational program in northwestern Ontario is exposing First Nations youth to prospective careers in the natural resource sector. During the last week of July, 55 participants gathered for a science camp at Confederation College and Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. Since 2000, Outlan...


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