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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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Greg Rickford joins Indigenous engagement firm
Former Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford has signed on as a “strategic advisor” to a northwestern Ontario First Nations consulting business. In a Sept. 15 news release, Darren Harper, co-founder of Maawandoon Inc. announced the ex-Kenora MP is now on their executive team. Maawandoon ...
Aboriginal tourism group announces slate of directors
Aboriginal Tourism Ontario (ATO) announced it will be rebranded as Indigenous Tourism Ontario, while simultaneously revealing its inaugural board of directors.Board directors include Patrick Madahbee, Carol Caputo, Clio Straram, Shannin Metatawabin, Tim West, Gerry Weber and Kevin Rose.The board...
Watay Power selected to power Northern communities
First Nations-owned Wataynikaneyap Power LP (Watay) has been selected by the Ontario government to connect 16 remote communities in northwestern Ontario to the province’s electrical grid. The project will impact more than 10,000 people reliant on expensive and inefficient local diesel genera...
Development without Indigenous input illegal, says Rae
The need to consult Indigenous people before development takes place is not a conceit of a particular political party or the whim of the current government, said former parliamentarian Bob Rae. It’s the law, he said, and municipalities would be wise to heed that notion so progress can move forw...


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