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DATE: 27/09/23


September 27, 2023After three years of thoughtful negotiation and an opportunity for all members to weigh in through a vote, the Nation and Denison Mines signed a Shared Prosperity Agreement today. The deal raises the bar significantly from previous agreements in Saskatchewan in terms of overall scope, financial participation, and environmental oversight. ERFN was clear …

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DATE: 23/09/23

Giving back to English River

It is a priority of Des Nedhe Group to be able to give back to the English River community.  This year with the help and hard work of Cheyenna Hunt, Director, Lands & Consultation for English River and her astounding ability to secure money from various grant programs, Cheyenna was able to bring in $10,000 …

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DATE: 19/09/23

New Infrastructure Means Saskatoon’s Tight Housing Market Closer to Getting Relief

As Saskatoon and area struggles to develop adequate housing for its growing population, Arbutus Properties and Des Nedhe Development today announced they will jointly build significant new water and wastewater treatment facilities in the RM of Corman Park, infrastructure critical for future housing developments in the rural municipality that surrounds Saskatoon. Arbutus and Des Nedhe signed …

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DATE: 26/07/23

Sean Willy speaks to INAN Committee about supporting northern communities during wildfire season

Des Nedhe CEO Sean Willy, speaks to the Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs about Des Nedhe’s work with northern communities during the wildfires in the summer of 2023.

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DATE: 30/03/23

Partnership Between Des Nedhe Group and Rural Municipality of Corman Park to Bring Strong Economic Value to Region

April 4, 2023 For immediate release. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Des Nedhe Group, the economic development arm of English River First Nation (ERFN) and the neighbouring Rural Municipality of Corman Park have announced a new partnership that will bring strong economic value to the region. Representatives of the groups made the announcement today at the newly …

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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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