March 1st, 2007 - News

Northern Ontario native receives business award
Darcy Kejick, a member of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, has received an award for his recent business plan. Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler together with Minister for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Harinder Takhar, POA Educational Foundation Chairman Aditya Jha, and Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund (NADF) president Harvey Yesno, awarded contest winner Kejick with $15,000 toward a business plan during an awards event today at Queen's Park. Darcy Kejick from North Spirit Lake First Nation (one of NAN's 49 Ontario First Nation communities) received the award for a business plan submitted following his participation in Project Beyshick 2006 - an annual one week youth job-shadowing program focused on entrepreneurship among First Nation youth. The inaugural award recognizes the participant who prepares the most feasible professional business or career plan.