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NDC Services offers quality food in remote areas

NDC Services offers quality food in remote areas

Whether Ryan Parisien’s clients are drill rig operators camped out in the bush, or executives sitting around a boardroom table, the head chef demands all his clients get professional service with a smile— and only perfection will do.

First Nation signs fibre agreement with North Shore mill

Rayon maker Aditya Birla of India signed a three-year partnership deal with Pays Plat First Nation to harvest wood from the Kenogami Forest to the company's Terrace Bay mill.

Ring of Fire First Nations, aviation company strike deal

Three northwestern Ontario First Nation communities close to the Ring of Fire have signed participatory agreements with Wisk Air Helicopters of Thunder Bay for helicopter services within their traditional territories.

FedNor funds Aboriginal business training

Ottawa is supporting Aboriginal business management training with $60,000 in FedNor funding. FedNor minister Tony Clement made the announcement on May 22.
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).