First Nation Leaders From BC Visit Nova Scotia: East-West Collaboration on Shipbuilding

Four First Nation community leaders are visiting Nova Scotia this week to share ideas and to take a collaborative approach to ensuring Aboriginals are part of the $33 billion National Shipbuilding program.

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New Aboriginal Website Focused on Business Development & Training

The new “Nova Scotia Aboriginal Employment Partnership” (NSAEP) will provide training and work experience for Aboriginals across Nova Scotia in the shipbuilding industry, the spin-off economy, and other growth sectors.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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