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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Yukon First Nation an innovating trail builder
The entrepreneurial spirit of Carcross, Yukon should not be underestimated. It was the community’s Tlingit people who first struck the gold that sparked the Klondike Gold Rush, after all.Justin Ferbey is the great-nephew of one of the discoverers, and spoke in Sudbury, Jan. 7, to share lessons...
Missanabie Cree makes joint venture arrangements
Missanabie Cree First Nation has signed joint venture agreements with seven business partners, with the goal of becoming a strong contender to bid on development work taking place in its territories."Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding areas anticipate seeing major development projects in the comi...
Aboriginal tourism conference slated for April
Aboriginal Tourism Ontario (ATO) will hold its second annual Business Tourism Conference April 13 to 15 at the Quattro Hotel and Conference Centre in Sault Ste. Marie.Under the theme Industry Growth and Future Development, this year’s conference will bring together Aboriginal tourism participant...
First Nations, logistics group prepping to move affordable goods north
A much sought-after distribution centre to stockpile goods and ship food to remote northwestern Ontario First Nation communities is one step closer to reality. CreeWest GP (General Partnership) and the First Nation communities of Lac Seul and Kitchenuhmaykoosib are partnering on a regional p...


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