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...
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
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
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...
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...