Thunder Bay, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Harvey Yesno congratulates the eight recipients of the 22nd Annual Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund (NADF) Business Awards for their outstanding contributions to the Aboriginal business community in northern Ontario. The recipients were honoured at a gala dinner Wednesday night in Thunder Bay.
“On behalf of the 49 Chiefs and Councils of Nishnawbe Aski Nation, it is my honour as the Grand Chief to congratulate all of the Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund Business Awards 2012 Recipients,” said NAN Grand Chief Yesno. “This evening’s award recipients are a testimony to the hard work and effort of First Nations and individuals to participate in the economy of Northern Ontario. I encourage all members of Nishnawbe Aski Nation to assess and develop the business opportunities in their home communities, and the region. As the northern Ontario economy improves, so will the economies of First Nations, families and individuals if we begin to prepare for the challenge of entering the market place now.”
Brent Edwards was honoured as the Youth Entrepreneur of the Year for his business MooseLegs2, which provides training, programs, and master of ceremonies services all across Canada. Other winners of the awards include Fox High Impact Consulting owner Michael Fox winning Businessman of the Year and Michelle Derosier of Thunderstone Pictures winning Businesswoman of the Year, as well as Webequie First Nation taking home the Building Communities honours.
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Nishnawbe Aski Nation is a political territorial organization representing 49 First Nation communities in James Bay Treaty No. 9 and Ontario portions of Treaty No. 5 – an area covering two thirds of the province of Ontario in Canada.
For more information please contact Christina Filazzola, Communications Officer – Nishnawbe Aski Nation (807)625-4928or cell (807) 251-6386 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.