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First Nations contractor digs into gold project

First Nations contractor digs into gold project

A First Nation-owned construction company is cutting its teeth on a new gold mine project under development in northwestern Ontario.
Northwest water monitoring program showing success

Northwest 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.
Development and reconciliation go hand in hand

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.
Community needs at forefront of industry collaboration

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.
Province to expand Aboriginal economic development fund

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.
Water monitoring program showing success

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.
Murray Sinclair receives honorary doctorate

Murray Sinclair receives honorary doctorate

Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie conferred an honorary doctorate degree on Murray Sinclair, chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, on May 30.
Company to provide renewable energy solutions to remote First Nations

Company to provide renewable energy solutions to remote First Nations

A new renewable energy company to be run by First Nations for First Nations has received $2.7 million in FedNor funding to get up and running.
Mushkegowuk creates GIS mapping department

Mushkegowuk creates GIS mapping department

Mushkegowuk Tribal Council’s new information services department is not quite a year old, but already the community is seeing the benefits of its efforts.
Custom fabrication and furniture design bring 26-year-old success

Custom fabrication and furniture design bring 26-year-old success

Growing up in M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island, Kathryn Corbiere was always trying to prove that she could do anything the boys around her could do.