Unama’ki Communities Sign Apprenticeship Agreement with Province

The five First Nation communities in Cape Breton (Unama’ki) are taking a collaborative approach to increase Aboriginal participation in the apprentice-able trades and occupations.

Continue Reading»

First Nations Train for Shipbuilding Opportunities

The federal government is contributing $6 million in funding for the Unama’ki Economic Benefits Office (UEBO) in Membertou, to train Aboriginals across Nova Scotia for opportunities resulting from the $25 billion Irving Shipbuilding contract.

Continue Reading»

Nova Scotia Aboriginals Seek Work at Muskrat Falls Project

The Unama’ki Economic Benefits Office in Membertou, is partnering with a Labrador Aboriginal organization to help Nova Scotia Aboriginals get employment on the Muskrat Falls Hydro development project.

Continue Reading»

Fitzgerald speaks at Ottawa Conference

The 2012 Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Conference is being held in Ottawa this week. With more than 400 participants from across Canada, the conference will highlight the significant role Aboriginal people and businesses are playing in the economic development of Canada.

Continue Reading»

UEBO Receives Community Partnership Award

The Strait Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College held its Student Success Awards ceremony Wednesday evening in Port Hawkesbury. One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the Community Partnership award to the Unama’ki Economic Benefits Office in Membertou.

Continue Reading»

Province Supports Success of Unama’ki Economic Benefits Office

Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter was in Membertou Monday to announce more than $640,000 over two years for the Unama’ki Economic Benefits Office.

Continue Reading»

Unama’ki Chiefs Meet With Cape Breton Partnership and ECBC

The Unama’ki Economic Benefits Office (UEBO) hosted a meeting of the five Unama’ki Chiefs on Dec.9 in Membertou. The chiefs received a briefing on a new economic strategy for Cape Breton that the Cape Breton Partnership is about to launch.

Continue Reading»