Oshki-Aki was formed in 2011, and has allowed FWFN to undertake a number of large, capacity-building projects in the community, including the design and construction of new powwow grounds, drainage improvements, the construction of a new office complex, and the complete rehabilitation of Mission Road, one of FWFN's main roadways.
Further, with technical and administrative support from True Grit, FWFN has been able to move into a project management role and bid on large government, mining and energy projects in Ontario, Bannon said.
The partnership has also created opportunities for FWFN members.
The FWFN is going to great lengths to assure current tenants and future tenants that their investments on First Nation land are secure.
The federal government through Indian Affairs, is providing $7 million of the $14 million, the FWFN is providing $725,000 and the remainder is being provided through a bank loan to the First Nation.