SAULT STE. MARIE, Ontario – The Missanabie Cree First Nation
has signed joint venture agreements with seven experienced business partners. The list of partners includes Advanced Security
(security and investigative services); Austin Powder
(blasting services); ESS Support Services
(workplace support, including meals); Northec Construction
(construction services); Quatro Industries
(material handling); Tulloch Engineering
(engineering and surveying); and Vital Drilling
The agreements will enable the Missanabie Cree to bid and perhaps win work on development projects in its territories. The First Nation considers this to be an important step to help ensure the long term economic and social wellbeing of its members.
[caption id="attachment_1003713295" align="alignleft" width="300"] Members of the Missanabie Cree First Nation.
"As a team, our first line of business is to look for opportunities to bid on mining contracts on traditional territory of the Missanabie Cree," said Chief Jason Gauthier. "We hope to be able to put in a competitive bid when related contracts start to go through tender.
"To succeed, these projects will require the support and participation of First Nation's communities and − as stewards of the land − the Missanabie Cree First Nation is in a unique position to provide strategic service," he added.