“In resource development, First Nations and the mining community are natural partners.”
–Phil Fontaine, MAC, 2009
Richmond, BC (PRWEB) September 30, 2011
Webequie First Nations and INDI Indigenous Development Inc. (INDI) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which will see the provision of communications, safety and security services to communities and commercial clients alike in the Ring of Fire.
Chief Cornelious Wabasse says “I am excited about this MOU with INDI. Their core competencies of communications, safety, and security are three important dimensions for our community and for the future developments in the Ring of Fire. One of the exciting elements is that our own members can be trained in these areas for future employment and be part of the eventual full scale operations. We look forward to contractual opportunities with the main operators in the Ring of Fire.”
“This is exciting!” said Jason Wilson, President of INDI. “As an Anishinaabe First Nations I am proud to be partners with the Webequie First Nations. We are hitting the ground running – Aboriginal relationships are key to our success, and the Ring of Fire will play a significant role in the success of INDI in Ontario in the years to come! I look forward to working with the Webequie First Nation and all communities in the future opportunities.”
Webequie First Nation
Webequie First Nation is a growing Ojibway community located 540 km north of the city of Thunder Bay. Webequie First Nation is the closest community to the discovery areas in the Ring of Fire and it has over 700+ community members, many of which are actively enjoying their traditional cultural practices and harvesting activities.
INDI Indigenous Development Inc.
INDI brings essential services – communications, safety and security – to Aboriginal communities and corporations working on their traditional territories. INDI is a result of collaborations with Aboriginal leaders – community and business – to seek effective business models.