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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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...
New legislation has far-reaching implications for First Nation-industry relations
A new transparency act for the mining industry may go too far when it comes to First Nations, says the Mining Association of Canada.The Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act, which received royal assent in December 2014, requires mining companies to publicly disclose payments greater tha...
First Nation, engineering firm breaking new ground on joint venture
In 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 fisca...
Green energy and Aboriginal business, best of both worlds
Today, Aboriginal business is waking up from a long forced hiatus through the efforts of organizations such as The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB). The organization was founded in 1984 by a small group of visionary business and community leaders committed to the full participa...


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