“Michael, President of Symbiotic Group, shares with us key secrets to his success. The delivery of quality products requires solid business processes. ISO 9001 is a good place to start.” Click on the link below to view the video!
Imagine being awarded the responsibility of overseeing the Inuit Nunangat, a region that covers the whole country. On top of that, having to balance the needs of all four different regions; “How do you combine all of that and make sure that no one is stepping on each other’s toes and working together for a common cause?”
This is the question asked by the man now tasked with answering it. Terry Audla, the new president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, has moved with his family from up North, to take on this new challenge in the nation’s capital. According to him, it hasn’t been easy. “I miss the deafening silence. As we sit here right now, we can hear traffic, we can hear construction, we can hear all of that. And in the summer, it’s the crickets and the frogs. But in the North, it’s just silence… it’s an amazing feeling.”
Aside from the new noise distractions, Terry is very driven and poised to make positive change. In addition to focusing on education in 2013 and beyond, he’s also tackling land issues, unemployemt, and the practice of harvesting polar bears and seals.
Being a leader can be rather difficult, but it’s a challenge that he takes seriously and has the ability and talent to handle. He cites having a sense of humility as being one of the most important things any good leader should have. “And you need to work with people.” We wish Mr. Audla nothing but success!
Have you been seeking a change in your career? How about if there were an opportunity to network with business professionals in a vast number of industries? Or at the very least, a chance to be around people who could inspire you to do better in your current business. Well fear not my friends because the upcoming Aboriginal Business Match (ABM) is something you can (and should!) definitely take advantage of. Known as ‘the most powerful Aboriginal business event in BC’ ABM is definitely something you shouldn’t miss! The deadline for registration is this Friday December 10th. For more information visit: http://www.ravenevents.ca
ABM will help you TCB (take care of business!)
OTTAWA, ONTARIO (December 3rd, 2012) – The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, MP for Nunavut, Minister of Health, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, today commented on the federal approval of the Baffinland Mary River Project, based on the recommendation of the Nunavut Impact Review Board.
“Canada’s North is home to world-class natural resources representing a tremendous economic opportunity,” said Minister Aglukkaq. “The Mary River iron ore project has undergone a thorough review to ensure that it will be developed in a sustainable manner, allowing generations of Canadians to benefit from the jobs and economic growth it will generate.”
“Our Government recognizes the significant economic opportunities that mining development brings to Nunavut,” she added. “CanNor’s Northern Projects Management Office has played a fundamental role in bringing timeliness and effectiveness to the regulatory process for the Mary River iron ore project, which has huge potential to create thousands of jobs and bring long-term growth to Nunavut.”
The Mary River project is owned and operated by Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation which is jointly owned by ArcelorMittal and Iron Ore Holdings L.P. The project is situated on north Baffin Island, 160 kilometres south of Pond Inlet, Nunavut.
“Minister Duncan’s approval is an important and significant milestone in advancing the Mary River Project”, said Okalik Eegeesiak, President of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association. ”The NIRB process was the first step in collaboration with Inuit and industry to ensure the plans for the project were thoroughly reviewed”, Eegeesiak added. ”The QIA looks forward to working with all parties to bring the socio-economic benefits to Inuit and our communities.”
The project now moves into the project certificate phase, led by the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB).
The project proposal involves conventional open-pit mining of iron ore at a rate of 18 million tonnes per year over a projected 21-year lifespan, and an initial investment of more than $4 billion for the construction of a road, a railway, a deep-water port and mine site infrastructure. Project employment is estimated to create thousands of jobs during the construction and operation phase.
The project was approved by the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, with concurrence from responsible Ministers for this project, including the Ministers of Environment, Fisheries and Oceans, Natural Resources and Transport Canada.
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Toronto, Ontario – Nov. 26, 2012 – Advanced Explorations Inc. (the “Company” or “AEI”) today announced encouraging results from the recently completed 2012 drill campaign at its Tuktu 2 Iron Project located 60 km north of the Roche Bay Iron Project on the Melville Peninsula in Nunavut, Canada.
This drill program was launched to validate the existence of very high grade iron mineralization typical of deposits containing Direct Ship Ore (“DSO”) type material. As presented in the summary table, the drill results indicate a consistent existence of DSO material in drill core over several intersections, and the Company believes that an intensive follow-up drill program of approximately 5,000 metres is required, along with metallurgical studies, to define a DSO resource that would support more advanced studies as to the potential of an economic DSO mining operation at Tuktu.
Toronto, ON – November 23, 2012 –The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and ESS Support Services Worldwide (a member of Compass Group Canada), are pleased to announce the 2013 inductees into the Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame (ABHF): C.T. (Manny) Jules, Tk’emlúps Indian Band, British Columbia, and Jim Thunder, Buffalo Point First Nation.
Mr. Jules has dedicated his life to the betterment of First Nations. His long and successful career as an elected leader of the Kamloops Indian Band in British Columbia is well known. Mr. Jules retired as Chief in December of 2000 to devote his full attention to leading the drive to establish First Nations fiscal institutions. Currently, he is the Chief Commissioner and CEO of the First Nations Tax Commission.
Mr. Thunder held the role of hereditary Chief of Buffalo Point First Nation from 1967 to 1997. Under his leadership, Jim drove the implementation of a long-term economic development plan for his community. (more…)