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Uranium exploration holds concern for First Nation

Uranium exploration holds concern for First Nation

Uranium exploration activity in Elliot Lake has a community demanding the province start formal consultation proceedings with Serpent River First Nation on its traditional and treaty lands.
Paul Martin launches $50 million Aboriginal business fund

Paul Martin launches $50 million Aboriginal business fund

Aboriginal businesses across Canada are set to receive a $50 million helping hand in the form CAPE Fund Management Inc., an investment fund launched by former prime minister Paul Martin.
Equity stakes key for First Nation resource partnerships

Equity stakes key for First Nation resource partnerships

First Nations should insist on taking an ownership role in natural resource projects, rather than consistently going to the Impact Benefit Agreement (IBA) as a partnership solution, according to a leading expert on Aboriginal partnerships.
Employment rates - Indicator holds steady in the North

Employment rates - Indicator holds steady in the North

Northern Ontario's employment rate has held relatively steady over the last five years with gains in the northwest. According to figures from Statistics Canada, northwestern Ontario has seen a 1.
Truss company looking to span northeastern Ontario

Truss company looking to span northeastern Ontario

A former sawmill property has gotten new life with a First Nation-owned and operated building component manufacturer.
Canadian Arrow on solid ground with First Nation

Canadian Arrow on solid ground with First Nation

First Nation approval was key in Canadian Arrow Mine's gradual development of its highly-prospective Kenbridge nickel deposit in northwestern Ontario.
Cree Village Ecolodge living lightly on the land

Cree Village Ecolodge living lightly on the land

Having begun eight years ago as a First Nations effort to spark economic development, the Cree Village Ecolodge is now one of the world’s foremost examples of a green getaway.

Getting their fair share (03/05)

Attawapiskat area First Nations communities are driving home a message of inclusion as tendering contracts are being scheduled for next winter’s construction phase of the Victor Mine project.

Cold enough (03/05)

This winter’s mild weather has plagued the Pickle Lake community, as transports are unable to get supplies to area communities because the ice is too thin.

Into uncharted entrepreneurial territory (03/05)

North American Charters 2000 has created significant turbulence by biting a hefty chunk out of the air carrier service sector. A few happy North American Charters 2000 passengers. Photo by Ian Provided. But it didn’t happen overnight.