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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 .
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