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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).
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

Mining industry reps discussed actively engaging Indigenous communities during a February panel discussion in Sudbury.
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.