The Nova Scotia First Nations of Membertou and Eskasoni have implemented some impressive economic milestones in recent years, including a major involvement in the Sydney Tar Ponds cleanup and the development of the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre. Now a new partnership forged between the two communities promises to take those accomplishments to the next level. Read more at www.progressmedia.ca
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It’s the first time the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business has handed out the Aboriginal Economic Development Corp. Award.
The award is the first of its kind in Canada to honour the achievements of aboriginal economic development corporations. Read more at www.capebretonpost.com
Five residents were honoured with various awards during the ceremony, including Tanaya Paul as the female sportsperson of the year.
The 14-year-old Sherwood Park student plays volleyball, basketball, swims and also cheerleads for her school. Read more at www.capebretonpost.com
MEMBERTOU — A partnership between two Mi'kmaq communities will announce their first joint venture agreement Tuesday morning.
Memski Projects Inc. combines the collective skills, labour and expertise of Eskasoni and Membertou First Nations and was formed in 2013 by Chief Terrance Paul of Membertou and Chief Leroy Denny of Eskasoni. Read more at www.capebretonpost.com
Membertou First Nation and Eskasoni First Nation have joined forces to create a company that they hope will tap into opportunities from major Atlantic Canadian projects.
Chief Terrance Paul of Membertou and Chief Leroy Denny of Eskasoni signed a memorandum of agreement Tuesday, officially launching Memski Project Inc.
Dear Canada: May I call you “Can” for short? I am from a small Mi’kmaq community called Potlotek on an island on the edge of the continent - Turtle Island, as it is known by so many of our indigenous brothers and sisters. My name is Lindsay R. Marshall and I am the band manager of Potlotek. Read more at www.capebretonpost.com
MEMBERTOU — Membertou broke ground on a project that will link the community to the province’s highway and nearby reserve lands.
Elder Katy McEwen, left, performs a smudging ceremony in Membertou on Wednesday afternoon with Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan, centre, Membertou Chief Terry Paul and Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter. Erin Pottie - Cape Breton Post
MEMBERTOU — Front-end loaders tore through soil beside Highway 125 on Wednesday afternoon, their drivers oblivious to the dignitaries speaking at a podium on the opposite hillside.
The dignitaries stood on the spot where a multimillion-dollar interchange will connect the busy highway to the First Nation community of Membertou.
“This will provide numerous job opportunities,” said John Duncan, minister of aboriginal Affairs and northern development.
MEMBERTOU — Membertou has become the first aboriginal community in Canada to obtain a loan from the First Nation Financial Authority after becoming a borrowing member.
Membertou was approved for a $10-million loan from the not-for-profit organization which provides low-rate loans, investment options, and capital planning advice to First Nation governments. First Nation communities join as borrowing members