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First Nation partnership boosts employment on Alberta reserves – Globalnews.ca

November 18, 2013

A new partnership between two First Nation communities has garnered attention in its ability to curb both unemployment and crime on Alberta’s largest reserve.

The Blood Tribe and Fort MacKay teamed up for the first Construction Training To Employment Program.

Blood Tribe councilor, Clayton Blood, says the nation-to-nation partnership is rare in Canada but has clearly paid off.

“Our workers have really brushed up on their work ethic. They’ve completed their projects four-to-one with other people. It’s also instilled a great pride in our people that they can do the job if they get the chance,” he adds.

Read more: http://globalnews.ca/news/975127/first-nation-partnership-boosts-employment-on-alberta-reserves/

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