SIEF Turns Sod On Future Home

Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 14:45



A complex is under construction in Saskatoon to help First Nations entrepreneurs make their mark in the business world.


The building is being developed by the Saskatchewan Indian Equity Foundation, a non-profit group designed to provide commercial and agricultural support to First Nations.


Dana Soonias is the account manager for the group, and one of the people who attended a sod-turning ceremony last Friday.


He says the complex is being constructed on reserve land belonging to the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation.


It will host both the foundation’s head office, as well as a library business service centre.


The hope is Aboriginal entrepreneurs will be able to take advantage of the centre’s resources when forging ahead with new ventures.


Soonias expects construction on the complex to be completed by December.


He adds non-Aboriginal entrepreneurs will be assisted, as well.