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Popular North Shore hunting lodge expanding, rebranding

Popular North Shore hunting lodge expanding, rebranding

In 2014, just two years after Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation acquired Ritchie Falls Resort, a fire ripped through the showerhouse, damaging the boiler and other infrastructure.
Empowering the workforce

Empowering the workforce

The average Canadian just has to look at the country’s first economic engine — the fur trade — to find the origins of Indigenous peoples in business.
First Nation rolls out new equipment, contracts

First Nation rolls out new equipment, contracts

An Ojibway community on the north shore of Lake Superior is carving out a path to prosperity in forestry.
Kenora institute spearheads Aboriginal surface miner training

Kenora institute spearheads Aboriginal surface miner training

A training agreement between an Aboriginal training centre in Kenora and an emerging northwestern Ontario gold miner is starting to pay dividends for area First Nations.
De Beers, Laurentian dig in on James Bay restoration plans

De Beers, Laurentian dig in on James Bay restoration plans

For the past two summers, Keri Etherington has headed out into the bush in the James Bay Lowlands to collect native plant seeds.
Four Rivers preparing communities for development

Four Rivers preparing communities for development

Development 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.

Ace student inspires Aboriginal leaders

An honour roll student from northwestern Ontario said education is the key to bring about transformational change for the next generation of Aboriginal youth.
Yukon First Nation an innovating trail builder

Yukon First Nation an innovating trail builder

The entrepreneurial spirit of Carcross, Yukon should not be underestimated. It was the community’s Tlingit people who first struck the gold that sparked the Klondike Gold Rush, after all.
Missanabie Cree makes joint venture arrangements

Missanabie Cree makes joint venture arrangements

Missanabie Cree First Nation has signed joint venture agreements with seven business partners, with the goal of becoming a strong contender to bid on development work taking place in its territories. "Sault Ste.
Aboriginal tourism conference slated for April

Aboriginal tourism conference slated for April

Aboriginal Tourism Ontario (ATO) will hold its second annual Business Tourism Conference April 13 to 15 at the Quattro Hotel and Conference Centre in Sault Ste. Marie.