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C.B. First Nations unite to create new company

THE CHRONICLE HERALD

Membertou First Nation and Eskasoni First Nation have joined forces to create a company that they hope will tap into opportunities from major Atlantic Canadian projects.

Chief Terrance Paul of Membertou and Chief Leroy Denny of Eskasoni signed a memorandum of agreement Tuesday, officially launching Memski Project Inc.

The newly formed company will be under the direction of the communities’ corporate divisions, and will seek to increase employment rates, identify opportunities with new and emerging industries and identify gaps in the labour force.

“This timely collaboration demonstrates our communities’ dedication to building on the capacity of our talented and diversely trained workforce,” Paul said.

There will be sessions in both communities over the coming weeks detailing how Memski Project will work.

“By combining our resources, our communities are ready to meet the needs of major projects by providing companies with access to a diverse and capable aboriginal workforce,” Denny said.

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