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Watson Island Remediation

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Back in 2011 the Aboriginal Aquaculture Association (AAA) received positive feedback on the west coast where so many communities are dependent on a marine economy that has disappeared for several years. The Aboriginal Principles for Sustainable Aquaculture(APSA) standard of certification has been applied to Cermaq Canada, and, according to proponents of the standard, “other aquaculture companies are now inquiring about certification."                       READ IT HERE

Frank Busch Book Review"...The strong narrative voice of Painted Turtle Man peels the layers of society off in small but explosive revelations.

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Velocity Training Inc Offers 150 Job Ready Courses Online

Wild Rice Contributes to First Nations Economy in Saskatchewan

Good First Implementation of First Nation Aquaculture Certification

Cermaq Canada is a world leader in sustainable aquaculture

Northern Skies Air Service - Sioux Lookout, Ontario


Lawson Mills, leading manufacturers of pelletizing equipment, energy-producers in the green economy

Chiefs of Ontario Hosting First Nation Economic Forum

EWOS Feed For Sustainable Aquaculture

Creative Salmon Looking Back and Ahead

Cermaq Canada was pleased to announce Aug. 29, 2016, that two more of its salmon farms have been certified to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) salmon standard. “This is an exciting day for us,” said Fernando Villarroel, Chief Operating Officer of Cermaq Canada. “Our employees have been working very hard to make this happen, and now nearly 20% of our farms are certified to the highest standard for salmon in the world.” Cermaq now has the highest number of salmon farms certified to the ASC standard in Canada.                                     READ IT HERE

The wild rice industry is central to the economy of the North Saskatchewan region. Riese's Canadian Lake Wild Rice is the largest independent grower of wild rice in the province. The company combines its efforts with other mostly native harvesters who supply 75 per cent of the wild rice. Within this co-operative relationship Riese promotes premium quality at all levels to maintain an authentic wholesome image.                  READ IT HERE

God Opens Doors: Kisemanitow Peyohtena Iskwahtem She was toddling around the wilderness with her grandparents from the time she was 1year old

 The economy in the Northwest Pacific of B.C. is transitional with many possible activities that could change the city into the port of "now." This port of the future has been in its history envisioned to have world-class facilities and urban infrastructure in the area of Prince Rupert (on Kaien Island). The Industrial Revolution and Prince Rupert were supposed to be a marriage made in heaven when Charles Melville Hays aspired to create a second transcontinental railroad in Canada. He was President of the Grand Trunk Railway until his remarkable vision and life passed with the sinking of the Titanic.   READ IT HERE

Indigenous Business Growth Essential to Canadian Economy

Saeplast - For Sure, Size Matters

Celebrating a quarter century in business was both cause for celebration and reason to look back at how it all began. Tofino’s Creative Salmon – Canada’s first certified organic farm salmon producer – celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015. General Manager Tim Rundle has worked at Creative Salmon for 22 of the (now 26) years. Like many managers at the company he worked his way up, taking on the GM role in 2008.                READ IT HERE

Eliminating the Digital Divide

The growth of Indigenous business in the economy is extraordinary and behind its sucess stand proud a diverse and spectacular crowd of characters many of who are widely ignored by the mainstream media.  It is first and foremost a story of survival against all odds, a story of historical injustices many of which continue today. But despite this these spectacular people have broken through years of negative stereotypes and anachronistic attitudes and assumed prominent roles, developing fast growing and successful Indigenous businesses that could compete with any.      READ IT HERE

Safety Program Designed By Fishermen For Fishermen



Creative Salmon Organic, Tofino BC

Sioux Lookout, ON – The Municipality of Sioux Lookout continues to build upon its successful relationships with area First Nations. Council recently adopted the Chief Administrative Officer’s Report on potential Municipal responses to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Final Report and Calls to Action. The Report identifies various Calls to Action categories and outlines general Municipal directional responses to the identified objectives. At the same meeting, and at Mayor Lawrance’s request, Council endorsed the creation of an ad hoc committee, namely, the Mayor’s Committee on Truth and Reconciliation.                                            READ IT HERE

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B.C. Salmon Farmers Publish 2016 SustainabilityProgress 


EWOS Canada

EWOS, says Jason Mann, is in the business of feeding millions of fish every year and the company is committed to research and development of fish feed for aquaculture sites and fish enhancement programs. "With more than 25 years of experience, we produce feeds for a variety of commercial aquaculture operations, feed for Atlantic and Pacific Salmon, Trout, Bass, Sturgeon, Yellowtail, Sea bream, Flounder, Rockfish and Cobia." EWOS has specifically designed feeds for enhancement operations operated by provincial, state and federal government agencies mandated to rejuvenate at risk waterways.                                 READ IT HERE

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How experienced carpenters challenge the ITA EXAM

Sioux Lookout, Hub of the North

​Lincoln Heaney is the Indigenous Relations Advisor for Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) in the Duncan location, meanwhile WCMRC operates out of three bases on the west coast, the main one in Burnaby, one in Duncan, and one in Prince Rupert, B.C.. "Equipment depends on the base, but includes booms, skimming equipment, sorbent pads, boats on trailers, and on Vancouver Island our larger vessels are moored in Victoria and Nanaimo," says Heaney.                     READ IT HERE

Expansion Preparations Call For 6 Months Lead Time

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THUNDER BAY, ON - The Matawa First Nations Broadband Working Group were pleased to announce Sep. 15, 2016 that they received commitment from the federal government to move into the design phase of a project aimed at connecting five remote First Nations in northwestern Ontario to an advanced fibre-to-the-home broadband network.   READ IT HERE

Richard Dickenson runs a company that delivers three sets of two-day sessions in carpentry that are teaching 10 to 15 students how to challenge the national examinations for journeymen carpentry.                           READ IT HERE

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Salmon farmers in British Columbia are achieving third-party certifications as fast, or faster than any region in the world with farmers raising Atlantic Salmon – representing about 95% of the average annual harvest, hitting key milestones on their way to fulfilling their commitment of being 100% certified to Aquaculture Stewardship salmon standard by 2020. This is detailed in the 2016 BCSFA Sustainability Progress Report released today at the 2016 BCSFA Business Summit in Campbell River, B.C.. Salmon farmers in British Columbia are continuing to develop programs and practices that increase the understanding of modern salmon aquaculture practices . . .      READ IT HERE

Cermaq Canada further certified to ASC standard

Fishermen Helping Fishermen COME HOME SAFELY

Fish Safe BC’s core programs provide fishermen with relevant safety training either on their own vessels or in their community. Focus remains on the Safest Catch Program and outreach to the smaller boat fleet.                           READ IT HERE

As summer winds down I gaze upon blue green mountains with pale peaks that stack on top of a darkening vista, here late in the afternoon a fluffy cloud floats still on an asure sky. Crickets chirp, "Try", says a resident, "to ever find one." Indeed despite kicking some dandelions and sending wishes on their way, I cannot. A cabbage butterfly lands on a random note then takes flight to a path of crushed purple shells and sand.                                         READ IT HERE

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Stephanie Miller has been Manager of the YouthBuild program at Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT) for the past year (stephanie.miller@mitt.ca). She says the program intake for the fall of 2016 "has been going on for the last few months now. Classes start September 8 and run until mid June. YouthBuild will enroll 40 students, 20 in Level 1 Carpentry, and 20 in the Exploration to Trades," that provides hands on exposure to various building trades.  READ IT HERE

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Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology YOUTHBUILD PROGRAM

TORONTO, ON - Oct 12, 2016 - First Nation leaders and economic development officers are gathering with government and industry this week at the Ontario First Nation Economic Forum (OFNEF), October 12-13 in Toronto. The two-day event features a sold-out tradeshow and keynote speakers such as Chief Clarence Louie, Chair of the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board (NAEBD); Gary Davis, former CEO of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) and newly appointed Executive Director of the Native American Financial Services Association; and Ted Nolan, former NHL coach and entrepreneur.              READ IT HERE

Saratoga Beach, Vancouver Island, a welcome sight