Aboriginal excellence to be honoured at PDACIn the early days of the Klondike Gold
Rush, Tagish prospector Skookum Jim was known for his perseverance
and tenacity. The same attributes could easily be bestowed on Windigo Catering, which will receive an award named for the 19th-century
miner at the Prospectors and Developers Association (PDAC) in March.Windigo is the 2013 recipient of the
PDAC’s Skookum Jim Award, which acknowledges Aboriginal achievement
in the mining industry. It’s the first such accolade for the
catering and janit...
Engagement with First Nations and
respecting treaty rights must be “cornerstones” of this week's
federal budget, said Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Harvey Yesno.“Canada will not achieve its full
potential unless First Nations are engaged in a meaningful way in the
development of our traditi...
Nordex Explosives Ltd. in Kirkland Lake
is partnering with another First Nation business. It announced a
recent memorandum of understanding agreement with Wahgoshig Limited
Partnership, through its general partner Wahgoshig Resources Inc.
They have agreed to enter into a working relationship th...
Growing up in the remote community
of Eabametoong First Nation, Rachel Mishenene never placed any great
emphasis on getting an education, much less pursuing a career.“I was a high school dropout and a
young mom,” said the Thunder Bay-based Aboriginal educator and
consultant. “Education was s...
Residents in First Nations communities
along the North Shore of Lake Huron are being trained for employment
readiness in the renewable energy field, all while staying in their
home communities.Over the last year, Sault College has
facilitated on-reserve training in the communities of