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DATE: 15/03/23

Wastewater Treatment Facility at Grasswood

March 15, 2023 The Canada Infrastructure Bank invests $27.3 million in Indigenous-owned wastewater treatment facility near Saskatoon. Investment will boost English River First Nation’s economic growth. SASKATOON – Today, the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) and English River First Nation (ERFN), through their economic development arm Des Nedhe Group, announced financial close on a $27.3 million …

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DATE: 02/09/21

2020 Annual Report

Our strategy is centred on doing our best for ERFN. Growing opportunities, profits and progress towards economic self-determination. 2020 was a challenging year, but we are proud of our accomplishments. Read all about it in our annual report to the community. View Report (PDF)

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DATE: 17/12/20

Employee Profile

Kris Reynolds, an Urban band member of ERFN, is Des Nedhe’s longest serving employee. August 18, 2020 marks 17 consecutive years, plus two earlier years for a total of 19. She’s worked in a variety of areas across the company including reception, payroll, manager of equipment rental, and HR duties. She is currently working as …

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DATE: 20/01/20

The Patch

The first Indigenous-owned liquor store in Saskatchewan is now open near Saskatoon. Part of the Grasswood area, The Patch Wine and Spirits is located on the English River First Nation’s urban reserve land. In a news release, the company behind the store highlighted the convenience and potential benefits to members. “The residents of Corman Park …

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DATE: 17/01/20

Partnering for Progress

Not scared to forge new paths, Des Nedhe Group moved to unite with a southern First Nation to form one of the province’s first joint ventures that includes both a northern and southern community. Jordan Baptiste says the joint venture with George Gordon First Nation came together last summer after realizing there were opportunities to …

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