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
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...
A First Nation-owned construction
company is cutting its teeth on a new gold mine project under
development in northwestern Ontario.Onikaajigan Construction Limited
Partnership is running a 600-man camp for the construction workforce
that’s building New Gold’s Rainy River open-pit gold mine, 65...
Barry Strachan is so confident in the
Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO) Northern Chiefs Council’s Safe Water
Project, he’s willing to bet his reputation on it.“I’ll go on record right now and
say we can expect positive change without one dollar being spent on
infrastructure,” said Strachan, KO’s pub...