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Indigenous Business

Power struggles on the Manitoba border (03/05)

Northwestern First Nations communities want to be main developers in hydro electric development projects. They see it as a means to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Joining the global village (03/05)

Northern Ontario will always have remote communities, but they no longer have to be isolated. That’s what Minister of State (FedNor) Joe Comuzzi said at a Northern Indigenous Community Satellite Network ceremonial opening in Sioux Lookout.

The Germans are coming (03/05)

A Manitoulin Island Aboriginal tourism marketing cooperative is going shopping in Europe. Waubetek Business Development Corp. manager Dawn Madahbee is off to Europe to attract tourists. Photo provided.

The Aboriginal advantage (03/05)

John Symington feels close to seeing some long-term major projects pay off.

Victor’s influence spreads (03/05)

The diamond exploration activity surrounding Attawapiskat is slowly moving west to Kasabonika. Residents there are staying one step ahead of the game by developing a mineral strategy to prepare for the onslaught of eager prospectors.

Wireless service coming to Manitoulin Island (03/05)

A new telecommunications company is offering Manitoulin Island residents a competitive choice where one hasn’t been offered before. With national aspirations and targeting the niche First Nations market, FirstTEL Communication Corp.