NOHFC press release
An urban reserve is a federal designation of land within a municipal boundary that gives First Nation businesses the chance to establish themselves and provide employment and training opportunities.
With Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) assistance, the municipality in partnership with Sioux Lookout Area Chiefs will coordinate the study that includes public education and consultation sessions. The study is expected to be completed by March 2010.
"Sioux Lookout is the hub for nearly 30 First Nation communities and provides important services for about 30,000 people in the area. This project will help identify new business opportunities that could create much-needed jobs in the region."
– Minister Michael Gravelle
Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry and Chair of the NOHFC