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Kahnawake Sovereign Wealth Fund closes Toronto Stock Exchange

 The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke, joined Robert Peterman, Chief Commercial Officer, Toronto Stock Exchange, to close the market and celebrate the Kahnawà:ke Sovereign Wealth Fund.

By Eve Cable Local Journalism Initiative Reporter As representatives of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake (MCK) walked up the stairs of the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) on Wednesday afternoon, they were greeted by a huge billboard that read “Welcome Mohawk Council of Kahnawake.” “For the longest time in our history, ...

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First Nation led financing model hits $2B in effort to close infrastructure gap

A First Nation-led financing model has reached $2 billion in loans issued as it works to close an economic and infrastructure gap between member nations and the rest of Canada. A model of a giant lobster marks the headquarters of Clearwater Fine Foods Inc. in Halifax on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

By Ian Bickis THE CANADIAN PRESS A First Nation-led financing model has reached $2 billion in loans issued as it works to close the economic and infrastructure gap between member nations and the rest of Canada. The First Nations Finance Authority is crossing the lending threshold a decade after issuing ...

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Podemski  presented with Augie award at imagineNATIVE festival

By Sam Laskaris Writer TORONTO,ONT-Jennifer Podemski has been selected as this year’s recipient of the August Schellenberg Award of Excellence. The award, which is more commonly referred to as the Augie, was presented to Podemski  at a ceremony in Toronto which is part of the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts ...

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Home built in three day blitz for Oneida Nation of the Thames family

 By Brian Williams  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Construction began around 6:30 a.m. Friday morning, and by 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, a new home is expected to be completed for a family from Oneida Nation of the Thames. Imagine Build is an organization working alongside Oneida Nation of the Thames to ...

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Halifax takes first steps to designate seat on council for Mi’kmaq representation

HALIFAX NS- Halifax is taking the first steps toward designating a Mi’kmaq seat on its municipal council. The move is something that’s been in discussion for years after hearing from First Nations in the Halifax area that a Mi’kmaq representative should be added to council, Indigenous community liaison and councillor ...

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Federal Court approves $23B First Nations child welfare settlement

 By Alessia Passafiume THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- A Federal Court judge has verbally approved a landmark $23-billion settlement that will see Ottawa compensate more than 300,000 First Nations children and their families over chronic underfunding of on-reserve child-welfare services. The settlement comes more than 15 years after the Assembly of ...

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$3.28 billion Indigenous led LNG project gets B.C. environmental certificate

VICTORIA-The Haisla First Nation on British Columbia’s northern coast has been granted a provincial environmental assessment certificate for a floating liquefied natural gas facility. The B.C. government says the nation, in partnership with Pembina Pipeline Corp., proposes to use electricity to operate the LNG facility and export terminal. The $3.28-billion ...

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Lobster giant partially owned by Indigenous bands delivering higher sales and profits

HALIFAX- A seafood giant that is half-owned by a coalition of East Coast First Nations is reporting a leap in annual sales, as 2022 revenues rose by $71.6 million compared to the year before. George Paleologou, the chief executive of Premium Brands Holdings Inc., said during the company’s fourth-quarter conference ...

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