Ontario First Nations sign agreement to supply lumber to Nakina sawmill
By Canadian Forest Industries Staff
July 3, 2018 - A partnership between three Ontario First Nations reached an agreement to re-open Nakina sawmill, which had been shut down for a decade.
The Agoke Lumber Limited Partnership, (which consists of Aroland, Eabametoong and Marten Falls First Nations) and Nakina Lumber Inc. signed the deal on Friday.
Agoke partnership president Mark Bell said the decision will provide more employment opportunities and provide another revenue stream for First Nation communities.
"This [joint venture] agreement is part of an overarching Agoke strategy that will help us continue to ensure that local forest resources are protected, managed and developed for the mutual benefit of our First Nation partners and peoples," Bell said in a statement.
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