Aboriginal Businesses Feature

The Mushkegowuk Council’s Ring of Fire plan for a combination power, railroad and port plan has attracted interest from TGR Rail of Toronto with its highly ambitious plans to acquire the publicly owned Ontario Northland Railway.
Mushkegowuk Ring of Fire plan attracts railroader interest The Mushkegowuk Council’s conceptual plan for a Ring of Fire railway, power corridor and James Bay port took a strange twist with talk of a possible partnership talk a private railway company with a keen eye on buying the Ontario Northland Railway.Mushkegowuk Grand Chief Lawrence Martin caused a media stir in late January at an energy conference in Timmins when he told reporters that his northeastern Ontario tribal council was considering teaming up with TGR Rail to extend rail service to the c...


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Waubetek’s plan to engage mining stakeholders
Waubetek Business Development Corporation has developed a new mining strategy designed to help stakeholders navigate the intricacies involved with resource development in Northeastern Ontario.The three-year Aboriginal Mining Strategy for North-East Ontario outlines priorities in four strategic area...
First Nations seek to reset relationship with Queen’s Park
Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy is confident that a new relationship is emerging with Queen’s Park following a summit late last fall designed to find common ground on key issues that will allow resource development to proceed in the Far North.First Nation leaders from across Ontario met in late ...
First Nations ready to be partners in development
At an Aboriginal energy conference last December in Toronto, keynote speaker Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Harvey Yesno shocked delegates when he remarked that 21 of the 49 communities in his territorial organization were under boil-water advisories; eight of them for more than 10 years.“...
Unions, apprenticeship board join to train Aboriginal workers
Fifteen years ago, if Ron Sarazin had suggested Aboriginal communities work closely with the province’s trade unions to ready Aboriginal workers for the skilled trades, he’d be lucky to get a phone call back.But as industry starts to realize the skills Aboriginal workers can bring to the trades, th...


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