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...
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
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...
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
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...