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Wahgoshig First Nation open for business

Wahgoshig First Nation open for business

Wahgoshig First Nation is open to doing business with resource companies, but one mining executive is off the list.
Nipissing First Nation promotes commercial development

Nipissing First Nation promotes commercial development

A progressive First Nation credits leadership – and location – as key to establishing the entrepreneurial spirit in its members.
Business, First Nations seek collaboration

Business, First Nations seek collaboration

When Detour Gold embarked on the construction of Canada's largest gold mine, Rachel Pineault, Detour's director of human resources and Aboriginal affairs, realized if the company wanted to foster good relations with the area's First Nations, it would
Micro-loans program launched on First Nation reserve

Micro-loans program launched on First Nation reserve

The Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund (NADF) is teaming up with Lac Seul First Nation to promote micro-loans to aspiring entrepreneurs in northwestern Ontario.
Sioux Lookout company meets camp's culinary needs

Sioux Lookout company meets camp's culinary needs

Lobster bisque, cassoulet, chicken marsala, jäger schnitzel: the list of gastronomical offerings at Musselwhite Mine reads more like the menu of an internationally renowned restaurant than that of a mining operation in the isolated reaches of Norther
Aboriginal mining careers promoted in training portal

Aboriginal mining careers promoted in training portal

Aboriginal youth in northwestern Ontario are getting a head-start on training opportunities in the mining industry.
Fledgling First Nations builds on wood

Fledgling First Nations builds on wood

Some days Jean Paul (J.P.) Gladu rolls out of bed and wonders what he's gotten himself into.
First Nations want connections to Ontario grid

First Nations want connections to Ontario grid

Crisis is a word Canadians are hearing lately in terms of Northern First Nation communities. But the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) said many of its communities face an annual crisis when it comes to its energy supply.
Constance Lake First Nation looks to enhance workforce

Constance Lake First Nation looks to enhance workforce

For many years, Constance Lake First Nation simply stood by and watched the world go by. Now the community is doing the exact opposite. The Northern Ontario reserve is in what it calls, a “participation stage.
Former First Nation chief becomes face of Canadian mining

Former First Nation chief becomes face of Canadian mining

When Glenn Nolan first attended the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada's (PDAC) annual spring convention in 2004, there were a couple dozen Aboriginal faces in the crowd among the world's mining heavyweights.