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Share the mineral wealth, say First Nations

Share the mineral wealth, say First Nations

Engagement with First Nations and respecting treaty rights must be “cornerstones” of this week's federal budget, said Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Harvey Yesno.

Nordex partners with Wahgoshig

Nordex Explosives Ltd. in Kirkland Lake is partnering with another First Nation business. It announced a recent memorandum of understanding agreement with Wahgoshig Limited Partnership, through its general partner Wahgoshig Resources Inc.
Consultant finds passion in Aboriginal teaching

Consultant finds passion in Aboriginal teaching

Growing up in the remote commu­nity of Eabametoong First Nation , Rachel Mishenene never placed any great emphasis on getting an educa­tion, much less pursuing a career.
Sault College offering on-reserve training

Sault College offering on-reserve training

Residents in First Nations communi­ties along the North Shore of Lake Huron are being trained for employ­ment readiness in the renewable energy field, all while staying in their home communities.
First Nations work bolsters Thunder Bay GIS company

First Nations work bolsters Thunder Bay GIS company

Jordan Shannon doesn't have any Aboriginal bloodlines, but he still finds his Thunder Bay company carries a First Nations label. But, that’s okay. The 29-year-old founder and president of Northern GIS isn’t complaining.
Brian Davey takes the helm of Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund

Brian Davey takes the helm of Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund

Brian Davey is the new executive director of the Thunder Bay-based Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund (NADF).
Demographic offers untapped resource

Demographic offers untapped resource

In the 15 years Stan Wesley has been offering leadership and First Nations cultural awareness training, dozens of people have crossed his path.
Aboriginal excellence to be honoured at PDAC

Aboriginal excellence to be honoured at PDAC

In the early days of the Klondike Gold Rush, Tagish prospector Skookum Jim was known for his perseverance and tenacity.
College prepares Aboriginal workforce for development

College prepares Aboriginal workforce for development

Industrial development along the north shore of Lake Superior is opening up employment opportunities for area First Nations people.
Native forestry company proves naysayers wrong

Native forestry company proves naysayers wrong

Brian Young didn't let misguided advice deter him from making his company a success. Instead, it inspired him. “I was told because I was native, I would not succeed,” said the owner of Young Forestry Services .