September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which honours the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities.

The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.

Throughout the year ReNew Canada has covered infrastructure projects and initiatives that have given Canada’s Indigenous communities meaningful participation and the opportunity to close the infrastructure gap that has persisted for too long in First Nations.

Here is some of our recent coverage:

Bruce Power signs supplier agreement with local Indigenous company

Bruce Power has signed a supplier agreement with Makwa-Cahill, a new partnership focused on industry fabrication and other strategic opportunities in the energy sector.

New group forms to provide a voice for Indigenous-owned construction companies

In response to the growing need for a truly representative voice for Indigenous construction companies, a group of local Indigenous construction businesses have banded together to form a unified voice on best practices regarding Indigenous engagement, capacity development, and procurement in the construction industry.

Indigenous Megaprojects

New partnerships between First Nations communities and asset developers are leading to some of Canada’s most incredible assets, assets that can be maintained by the communities they serve. This ability for the community to work on infrastructure assets, both in the short-term and long-term, is key for economic development.

CIB makes first Indigenous infrastructure investment with railway modernization

The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB), Transport Canada (TC) and the Government of Quebec announced a partnership to provide an investment package to Tshiuetin Rail Transportation Inc. and Tshiuetin LP (collectively, Tshiuetin) to modernize the first Indigenous owned and operated railway in Canada.

First Nations announce equity share in NL offshore energy project

The First Nations Major Projects Coalition (FNMPC) and Miawpukek First Nation (MFN) announced plans to work together towards increased equity participation in the LNG Newfoundland & Labrador Limited project (LNG NL), representing the first ever First Nations equity participation in an offshore energy project in Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

 

Featured image: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

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