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Aboriginal business program sets stage for dialogue

Aboriginal business program sets stage for dialogue

Resource extraction companies that take huge investment risks are always looking for certainty in the areas they operate.
First Nation advances sawmill project

First Nation advances sawmill project

A northwestern Ontario First Nation community has been painstakingly assembling the wood building blocks for a community revival.
First generating station of hydroelectric project complete

First generating station of hydroelectric project complete

The Lower Mattagami hydroelectric redevelopment project has reached a milestone, completing the 67 megawatt (MW) Little Long generating station, the first of four station upgrades in the multi-year, $2.6-billion project.

Respect treaty rights on resource extraction says chief

Anishinabek Nation leader Isadore Day said First Nations “can and will” play a valuable role in resource extraction in Ontario and the discussion with the government needs to start on recognizing and respecting treaty rights and traditional territory
Panel puts decisions in hands of First Nation

Panel puts decisions in hands of First Nation

Information on government programs is available at every turn, but what are the tangible ways in which it can be used to assist First Nations with sustainability? The inaugural Lands and Economy Summit, held in October in Serpent River First Nation,

Anishinabek, province extend natural resource co-operation

The Anishinabek Nation and Ontario have signed their fifth memorandum of understanding to ensure coordination on natural resource management issues.

First Nations power company signs deal with Aecom

Wataynikaneyap Power signed a memorandum of understanding with Aecom to build a new transmission line in northwestern Ontario. The company is 50 per cent owned by 18 First Nation communities and Goldcorp.

First Nation power company grows community membership

Wataynikaneyap Power added five more communities into its First Nation-led transmission initiative for northwestern Ontario.
Serpent River establishing environmental review panel

Serpent River establishing environmental review panel

Serpent River First Nation (SRFN) is developing its own environmental review panel to vet community projects that would work in conjunction with the current provincial and federal environmental review processes.
Métis spa owner follows her heart

Métis spa owner follows her heart

It took 16 years for Brigitte McLean to reach her goal of opening a spa, but her ambitions haven’t ended. “It took a long time to get here and now there is no stopping me at this point and dreaming never ends.