Community cornerstone: First Nation-owned sawmill marks a new start for Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek – Canadian Forest Industries

Community cornerstone: First Nation-owned sawmill marks a new start for Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek – Canadian Forest Industries

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 2022136 Views

January 20, 2022

In Northwestern Ontario, deep in forested country, where there was once floodwater and a community displaced, there is a new sawmill that represents so much more than the value of the machinery inside. The Papasay Value-Added Wood Products Sawmill marks the beginning of a First Nation community rebuilding on its ancestral land.

The Papasay Sawmill resides in the heart of Lake Nipigon Forest in what is both the old and new home of Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek (BNA), formerly called Sand Point First Nation. It’s a two-hour drive northeast of Thunder Bay, Ont.

Read More: https://www.woodbusiness.ca/community-cornerstone-first-nation-owned-sawmill-marks-a-new-start-for-bingwi-neyaashi-anishinaabek/

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