Ontario funding First Nation projects in Georgian Bay area – DCN News

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 2018172 Views

March 7, 2018

TORONTO — First Nations in the Georgian Bay area are getting an economic development boost from the province.

Ontario is supporting the Huronia Area Aboriginal Management Board Skills-Ready Aboriginal Peoples Project, training Indigenous people in jobs needed to support the Bruce Power nuclear plant refurbishment. Approximately $248,556 is being given to the project.

The Wahta Mohawks First Nation is also receiving $93,500 for a feasibility study to explore potential commercial development.

The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation is receiving funding for their Cape Croker Maple Syrup Business Development Project. The new venture is expanding on the eco-tourism and cultural heritage offerings of Cape Croker Park and is part of the community’s plan to generate revenue through band-owned businesses and community resources, states a release. The First Nation is receiving $100,000 through the Indigenous Community Capital Grant Program.

Read More: https://canada.constructconnect.com/dcn/news/projects/2018/03/ontario-funding-first-nation-projects-georgian-bay-area

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