Minodahmun Development LP announced its new Readiness and Essential Skills for Employment Training (RESET) program designed to train Aroland, Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek and Ginoogaming First Nations for work related to mining and construction developments in the Municipality of Greenstone, including the Greenstone Gold Mines Hardrock Project – a $1.3-billion open pit gold mine project planned for Geraldton. The program is funded by the Ontario government Ontario government and Greenstone Gold Mines. Promoted as a project aimed at removing barriers to employment in the sector for local First Nations, courses will begin on Sept. 28 in Aroland, and Nov. 9 in Ginoogaming and Thunder Bay, and then in January.
September 23, 2020 (Lake Superior News):
Ontario invests in Minodahmun’s RESET program
“Minodahmun Development LP (Minodahmun) is pleased to launch its Readiness and Essential Skills for Employment Training (RESET) Program to prepare First Nation citizens for employment in the mining and construction sectors. Aroland First Nation, Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek and Ginoogaming First Nation members will receive work readiness training to prepare for significant mining and construction developments in the Municipality of Greenstone and the Ring of Fire. Funding for this program is provided by the Ontario government with support from Greenstone Gold Mines, Timmins, Kirkland Lake, Sault Ste Marie.” Read more here…
September 24, 2020 (CBC):
New program aims to boost Indigenous workforce in mining, construction industries
“A new program aims to boost the number of Indigenous workers in northern Ontario’s mining and construction sectors. Minodahmun Development LP announced the launch of its new Readiness and Essential Skills for Employment Training (RESET) program on Wednesday.
The program will let members of Aroland, Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek and Ginoogaming First Nations to prepare for mining and construction developments in the Municipality of Greenstone and the Ring of Fire. Funding for the RESET program is coming via the Ontario government, with support from Greenstone Gold Mines, Minodahmun said in a media release.” Read more here…
September 25, 2020 (Northern Ontario Business):
Geraldton mine project offers ‘generational’ opportunities for First Nations
Indigenous development group views Hardrock Project as stepping stone to create homegrown workforce, mine service hub
“Hopes have been raised – and dashed – over the years in training Indigenous people to take part in mine development in the often-delayed Ring of Fire. The lack of government, community, and industry coordination has consistently moved back the project completion goal posts, leaving many First Nations trainees with no jobs in the pipeline to graduate into.
Three northwestern Ontario First Nation communities appear to have hitched their collective wagons to more of a sure thing surrounding a shovel-ready, open-pit gold mine project south of Geraldton. Training begins shortly to prepare a homegrown workforce to cater to Greenstone Gold Mines’ (GGM) Hardrock Project, a $1.3-billion mine that’s being called a “generational” opportunity to build a local skill-set and know-how for this project and others in the Far North.” Read more here…