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First Nations seek to reset relationship with Queen’s Park

First Nations seek to reset relationship with Queen’s Park

Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy is confident that a new relationship is emerging with Queen’s Park following a summit late last fall designed to find common ground on key issues that will allow resource development to proceed in the Far North.
First Nations ready to be partners in development

First Nations ready to be partners in development

At an Aboriginal energy conference last December in Toronto, keynote speaker Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Harvey Yesno shocked delegates when he remarked that 21 of the 49 communities in his territorial organization were under boil-water a
Unions, apprenticeship board join to train Aboriginal workers

Unions, apprenticeship board join to train Aboriginal workers

Fifteen years ago, if Ron Sarazin had suggested Aboriginal communities work closely with the province’s trade unions to ready Aboriginal workers for the skilled trades, he’d be lucky to get a phone call back.
Consulting group focused on First Nations interests

Consulting group focused on First Nations interests

Jennifer David would be perfectly content to work herself out of a job.
Pic Mobert takes charge in forestry

Pic Mobert takes charge in forestry

Taking an ownership stake in a shuttered White River sawmill proved to be the perfect entry point for the Pic Mobert First Nation to finally participate in the forestry industry.

FedNor invests in Aboriginal business development

Two Kenora area First Nation organizations received more than $550,000 in FedNor funding to support Aboriginal business development.

Aquaculture, tourism to benefit from FedNor funds

A pair of Algoma-area First Nations has received funding to establish economic development opportunities.
David Suzuki Foundation wants 'social capital' invested in the Ring of Fire

David Suzuki Foundation wants 'social capital' invested in the Ring of Fire

The David Suzuki Foundation is siding with two northern First Nation communities in requesting a moratorium on mining exploration permits in the Ring of Fire.

First Nation drops lawsuit against Red Lake gold miner

Rubicon Minerals and Wabauskang First Nation have reached settlement and exploration accommodation agreements over the company’s advanced Phoenix Gold mine project near Red Lake.

Ontario launches Aboriginal economic development fund

The province has launched the $25-million Aboriginal Economic Development Fund, which will fund business, employment and training opportunities for First Nation, Métis and Inuit businesses.