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Indigenous Business

FedNor invests in Aboriginal business development

Two Kenora area First Nation organizations received more than $550,000 in FedNor funding to support Aboriginal business development.

Aquaculture, tourism to benefit from FedNor funds

A pair of Algoma-area First Nations has received funding to establish economic development opportunities.

First Nation drops lawsuit against Red Lake gold miner

Rubicon Minerals and Wabauskang First Nation have reached settlement and exploration accommodation agreements over the company’s advanced Phoenix Gold mine project near Red Lake.

Ontario launches Aboriginal economic development fund

The province has launched the $25-million Aboriginal Economic Development Fund, which will fund business, employment and training opportunities for First Nation, Métis and Inuit businesses.

First Nation leaders call for halt on Ring of Fire permits

The chiefs of the Matawa First Nations are demanding a moratorium in the issuance of exploration permits in the Ring of Fire. In a resolution passed by the leadership of the nine communities in the tribal council on Sept.
North Shore First Nation wants hydro plant inside national park

North Shore First Nation wants hydro plant inside national park

Pic River First Nation has eyes on building a hydroelectric power station inside the boundaries of Pukaskwa National Park on Lake Superior.
Program trains Aboriginal women in mining

Program trains Aboriginal women in mining

Her official title is job coach, but in her role with the Temiskaming Native Women’s Support Group, Kelly Lamontagne can, on any given day, also serve as a social worker, mover, relationship guru, personal shopper, addictions counsellor, cheerleader
New First Nations housing standard better than a building code

New First Nations housing standard better than a building code

A new form of housing in Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation is being hailed as an important step forward in addressing chronic housing issues in First Nations across Canada.
New engineering venture takes aim at Northern infrastructure

New engineering venture takes aim at Northern infrastructure

Two engineering firms and two First Nations have teamed up on a new venture to better pool their expertise in positioning themselves for future infrastructure activity in northwestern Ontario.
Native Friendship Centre links candidates with jobs

Native Friendship Centre links candidates with jobs

Every year hundreds of people walk through the doors at downtown Sudbury 's N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre with the hope they can find meaningful employment.