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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.
Nuclear waste storage proposal sparks protest

Nuclear waste storage proposal sparks protest

A proposal to develop a permanent nuclear waste storage facility on the north shore of Lake Huron is causing controversy amongst the area's First Nations communities.
First Nation rolls into transportation sector

First Nation rolls into transportation sector

Serpent River First Nation is laying the groundwork to become a northeastern Ontario transportation hub.
Company examines site options for processing plant

Company examines site options for processing plant

An Aboriginally-owned mining company still has Atikokan in its sights for an iron ore processing plant despite delays in accessing a former open pit mine.
MAATS training program builds First Nation capacity

MAATS training program builds First Nation capacity

Building capacity and business ventures for First Nation people is the focus of the impact benefit agreement (IBA) signed between Northgate Minerals Corporation and Matachewan First Nation.
Northern universities focus on attracting First Nations

Northern universities focus on attracting First Nations

With First Nations representing an ever-increasing portion of the Canadian population, Northern Ontario universities are using a number of ways to engage and accommodate them.
First Nations prosper through energy projects

First Nations prosper through energy projects

The Moose Cree First Nation have hit upon the secret to true independence. The community is shaking out the final details of a landmark equity deal struck with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) as part of the province's $2.