First Nations

Indigenous Educator to Lead First Ever Coast Salish-Owned Charitable Foundation

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 6:00pm

"I am excited to be part of this new Foundation that is breaking new ground in self-determination," said Dr. Hobenshield.

Key Points: 
  • "I am excited to be part of this new Foundation that is breaking new ground in self-determination," said Dr. Hobenshield.
  • Ms. Hobenshield has worked with the Coast Salish communities on Vancouver Island for more than 25 years, most recently as Director of Indigenous Education and Engagement at Vancouver Island University.
  • The Kw'umut Lelum Foundation is a response to the call for Indigenous self-determination and independence from government funding.
  • "Sharon's history of collaboration and partnership with our Coast Salish Nations, and her dedication to Indigenous education and success made her a clear choice to guide the Foundation."

North American Construction Group Ltd. Announces Increase in Committed Scope and Volume

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 10:05pm

Dan Gallagher, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Mikisew Group, stated: We are extremely proud of our partnerships with both North American Construction Group and the producers in the oil sands region.

Key Points: 
  • Dan Gallagher, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Mikisew Group, stated: We are extremely proud of our partnerships with both North American Construction Group and the producers in the oil sands region.
  • The Company has a 49% ownership and voting interest in MNALP with the majority owner (51%) being the Mikisew Group of Companies.
  • Mikisew Group of Companies (Mikisew Group) is the Independent Economic Development arm of the Mikisew Cree First Nation.
  • North American Construction Group Ltd. (www.nacg.ca) is one of Canadas largest providers of heavy construction and mining services.

City of Sandy, Oregon Improves Light Quality, Sustainability and Savings With Conversion to Cree Lighting RSW Series LED Street Lights

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 2:00pm
Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210720005220/en/
    City of Sandy, Oregon Street and Cree Lighting - Before and After (Photo: Business Wire).
  • For the City of Sandy, Oregon, selecting and utilizing Cree Lightings RSW Series LED luminaires in a variety of sizes for its street lighting was the answer.
  • The City of Sandy feels confident in its decision to move forward with the conversion to RSW Series LED luminaires for street lighting.
  • To learn more about this street lighting conversion project, read Cree Lightings new City of Sandy, OR case study at https://www.creelighting.com/applications/case-studies/city-of-sandy-or .

CAVU Intersects Copper-Bearing Skarn at Hopper Copper-Gold Project and Updates on Current Drilling Program

Monday, July 19, 2021 - 11:58pm

The crew has been temporarily moved to Whitehorse, Yukon and the Company expects the drilling program to commence shortly after receiving clearance from the local authorities.

Key Points: 
  • The crew has been temporarily moved to Whitehorse, Yukon and the Company expects the drilling program to commence shortly after receiving clearance from the local authorities.
  • The Hopper Property is in the traditional territory of the Champagne Aishihik First Nations.
  • "We are nearing the completion of the first three holes in the Franklin skarn," stated Jaap Verbaas, CEO of CAVU.
  • Drilling activities have been temporarily paused as we wait for approval and guidance from the Yukon Fire department to resume our drilling program safely.

Statement by the Prime Minister on World Youth Skills Day

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 2:06pm

OTTAWA, ON, July 15, 2021 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on World Youth Skills Day:

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, July 15, 2021 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on World Youth Skills Day:
    "Young people in Canada and around the world are engaged, resourceful, and resilient.
  • "Today, on World Youth Skills Day , we rededicate ourselves to making sure all young people can have access to training, education, and meaningful work experience to build the skills they need to succeed.
  • "Young Canadians have faced unprecedented challenges during the pandemic because of a decrease in available jobs, internships, and community service opportunities.
  • This included supporting tens of thousands of additional job placements through the Student Work Placement Program, the Canada Summer Jobs program, and the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.

Doubleview Gold Corp. and the Tahltan Central Government Enter into a Communications and Engagement Agreement

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 4:13pm

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 14, 2021) - Doubleview Gold Corp(TSXV: DBG)("Doubleview", the "Company") announced today that effective July 09, 2021, the Tahltan Central Government ("TCG") and Doubleview entered into a Communications and Engagement Agreement (the "Agreement"), and the Company apologizes for its previous relationship with the Tahltan Central Government.

Key Points: 
  • Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 14, 2021) - Doubleview Gold Corp(TSXV: DBG)("Doubleview", the "Company") announced today that effective July 09, 2021, the Tahltan Central Government ("TCG") and Doubleview entered into a Communications and Engagement Agreement (the "Agreement"), and the Company apologizes for its previous relationship with the Tahltan Central Government.
  • Doubleview recognizes that our relationships with Indigenous, First Nations and host communities are critical to the way we operate."
  • Although the Agreement does not obligate the Tahltan Nation to support the Company's activities within Tahltan Territory, it is an important initial step towards reconciling the past relationship between Doubleview and the TCG.
  • The Agreement acknowledges that the Tahltan Nation holds certain inherent Aboriginal title, rights and interests in respect of their traditional territory.

Doubleview Gold Corp. and the Tahltan Central Government Enter into a Communications and Engagement Agreement

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 2:56pm

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 14, 2021) - Doubleview Gold Corp(TSXV: DBG)("Doubleview", the "Company") announced today that effective July 09, 2021, the Tahltan Central Government ("TCG") and Doubleview entered into a Communications and Engagement Agreement (the "Agreement"), and the Company apologizes for its previous relationship with the Tahltan Central Government.

Key Points: 
  • Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 14, 2021) - Doubleview Gold Corp(TSXV: DBG)("Doubleview", the "Company") announced today that effective July 09, 2021, the Tahltan Central Government ("TCG") and Doubleview entered into a Communications and Engagement Agreement (the "Agreement"), and the Company apologizes for its previous relationship with the Tahltan Central Government.
  • Doubleview recognizes that our relationships with Indigenous, First Nations and host communities are critical to the way we operate."
  • Although the Agreement does not obligate the Tahltan Nation to support the Company's activities within Tahltan Territory, it is an important initial step towards reconciling the past relationship between Doubleview and the TCG.
  • The Agreement acknowledges that the Tahltan Nation holds certain inherent Aboriginal title, rights and interests in respect of their traditional territory.

Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak Congratulates Governor General Designate Mary Simon

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 2:05am

OTTAWA, ON, July 12, 2021 /CNW/ - Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak (LFMO) / Women of the Mtis Nation, the National Indigenous Women's Organization representing Mtis women across the Mtis Nation Motherland, is honored to congratulate Governor General Designate Mary Simon, as Canada's first Indigenous governor general.

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, July 12, 2021 /CNW/ - Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak (LFMO) / Women of the Mtis Nation, the National Indigenous Women's Organization representing Mtis women across the Mtis Nation Motherland, is honored to congratulate Governor General Designate Mary Simon, as Canada's first Indigenous governor general.
  • Ms. Simon comes with a long record of accomplishments as she becomes Queen Elizabeth II's representative as Canada's head of state.
  • It has been an incredibly historic week for Indigenous women, and Indigenous peoples in Canada with the appointment of Governor General Designate Mary Simon, and the historic win of National Chief RoseAnne Archibald, the first ever female National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations.
  • Said President Melanie Omeniho, of Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak, Women of the Metis Nation.

Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak Congratulates Newly Elected National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, RoseAnne Archibald

Saturday, July 10, 2021 - 1:11am

OTTAWA, ON, July 9, 2021 /CNW/ - Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak (LFMO) / Women of the Mtis Nation, the National Indigenous Women's Organization representing Mtis women across the Mtis Nation Motherland, is honored to congratulate the new National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, RoseAnne Archibald, of Taykwa Tagamou Nation.

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, July 9, 2021 /CNW/ - Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak (LFMO) / Women of the Mtis Nation, the National Indigenous Women's Organization representing Mtis women across the Mtis Nation Motherland, is honored to congratulate the new National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, RoseAnne Archibald, of Taykwa Tagamou Nation.
  • This is a historic moment for First Nations women, and all Indigenous women across Canada, as National Chief Archibald is the first woman to ever hold this position in the39-year history of the Assembly of First Nations.
  • President Melanie Omeniho, on behalf of Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak and the Women of theMtis Nation,congratulates"National Chief Archibald on her historic win, and we look forward to continued and strengthened work alongside the Assembly of First Nations Women's Council.
  • We send National Chief Archibald our sincere best wishes andweare excited to witness her leadership in action."

Mikisew Group of Companies ("Mikisew Group") Announces Leadership Succession

Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 5:30pm

Edward Courtoreille has served as CEO to the Mikisew Group for nearly 3 years and has led his team to significant growth at the Mikisew Group.

Key Points: 
  • Edward Courtoreille has served as CEO to the Mikisew Group for nearly 3 years and has led his team to significant growth at the Mikisew Group.
  • This represented Edward's second term at Mikisew Group as he previously served as the founding President of our legacy companies 2000 Plus LTD and MML, from 1991 to 1999.
  • "I am very proud of the numerous achievements Mikisew Group has attained during my tenure as CEO.
  • Mikisew Group of Companies ("Mikisew Group") is the Independent Economic Development arm of the Mikisew Cree First Nation.