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Community members in the Matawa First Nations territory are being trained in a number of natural resources initiatives, including environmental monitoring, land-use planning and communications.
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 happenin...


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Development and reconciliation go hand in hand
Ontario's Aboriginal Economic Development Fund is stronger than ever, having received an extension, more funding and a new name.The fund will now be called the Indigenous Economic Development Fund, and Ontario will invest $70 million in the program over seven years. The program was launched in ...
Community needs at forefront of industry collaboration
Partnerships between Indigenous communities and the private sector should incorporate both business and community development aspects if they’re going to be successful, said an executive with Fort William First Nation.Ian Bannon, director of property and lands management with Fort William First...
Province to expand Aboriginal economic development fund
The province has announced additional funding for the Aboriginal Economic Development Fund, which will also get a new name: the Indigenous Economic Development Fund.The fund will get $70 million over the next seven years, which launched in 2014. The original investment was $95 million over 10 y...
Water monitoring program showing success
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...


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