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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Webequie joins the North Star club
Thunder Bay’s North Star Air announced it has signed a “strategic business agreement” with Webequie First Nation.Webequie joins nine other First Nation communities in an alliance with the regional passenger and freight carrier. The other communities are Muskrat Dam, Sachigo Lake, Cat Lake, Dee...
Ministers want First Nations on the grid
A national task force is being established to find ways to eliminate diesel power generation on remote First Nation communities.Provincial and territorial energy and mines ministers meeting in Halifax decided that the reduction or elimination of diesel fuel would “reduce harmful emissions, strength...
First Nation partners on wind farm
The Timiskaming First Nation (TFN) and wpd Canada, a Mississauga-based green energy company, are partnering on a proposed $300 to $350-million wind energy development project. The proposed 120-megawatt Silver Centre Wind Project is slated for the Lorraine Valley, an unorganized township sout...
Metis mining supplier set to open second shop
Two years after operating out of a small garage in Elk Lake, a growing Kirkland Lake mining services company is making a move into the northwest.Excalibur Bits and Steel is opening a second location in Dryden this fall to be closer to a potential base of mining clients in that region.As the nam...


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