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Matawa First Nations building an Aboriginal workforce

Matawa First Nations is building an Aboriginal workforce through the Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment and Training Services (KKETS) Ring of Fire Aboriginal Training Alliance (RoFATA) training programs.

Matawa looking at inter-community fibre optic network

Matawa First Nations is looking to develop a broadband fibre optic network for their five remote fly-in communities in the Ring of Fire area.

Iacobucci visits Matawa communities

Ontario’s Ring of Fire negotiator, Justice Frank Iacobucci, made his first visits to Matawa communities last week in what he said was a chance to see the communities, meet community members and leaders and get a better sense of what the issues facing Matawa communities are.

Matawa community members to get more training

Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment and Training Services (KKETS) has partnered with Aecon Group Inc. to expand training and development programs for First Nations in the Ring of Fire area.

Matawa community members to get more training

Matawa has partnered with Aecon to expand training and development programs in the Ring Fire area.

Matawa Learning Centre celebrates five graduates

Five graduates from the Matawa Learning Centre were celebrated in Thunder Bay.

Wisk Air working with Matawa communities on helicopter services

Three Matawa communities have signed agreements with Wisk Air Helicopters to enable the communities to participate in helicopter services in their traditional territories.

Matawa wins early ruling in Ring of Fire legal fight

A federal judge has ruled that three experts who Cliffs Resources tried to block from testifying can indeed give their opinions on Matawa First Nations’ Ring of Fire judicial review.

Matawa opens new environmental office

In preparation of the Ring of Fire development in its traditional territories, Matawa First Nations opened the office of its environmental department in Thunder Bay on March 21.

Matawa chiefs ready to work with Ontario government on Ring of Fire

Matawa First Nations chiefs met with Ontario’s premier on March 6, in an effort to begin negotiations on working together to develop the Ring of Fire.

Following a path to the trades

Constance Lake’s Arnold Sutherland is aiming for a career in carpentry after graduating from the Manitoba Regional Council Pre-Apprenticeship Level One Carpentry Training course.

Skills program building First Nations capacity

Members of Matawa First Nation communities can advance their education and training thanks to a new training program.

Community-based healing programs featured at Matawa gathering

National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo stressed the need for community-based prescription drug abuse recovery programs during Matawa’s Back to Our Roots Gathering III.

Matawa chiefs greet Chilean visitors

A group of indigenous people and government representatives from Chile recently discussed sustainable mining issues with seven Matawa First Nations chiefs.

Matawa First Nations pledge to put brakes on Ring of Fire

Six Matawa First Nations are planning to issue eviction notices to industry after passing a resolution affirming First Nations rights of self-determination.