NEWS RELEASE: Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nations and Ionic Engineering Sign Cooperation Agreement

(Greater Sudbury, January 21, 2015) Ionic Engineering of Lively (SAMSSA Member) and the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation have signed an agreement that outlines how the two organizations will work together to pursue projects in the Sagamok traditional territories and beyond.

The mutually beneficial agreement will see Ionic Engineering provide training and employment opportunities for members of the Sagamok community. With a demographic of mostly young people, First Nations people represent a significant labour resource for the entire Canadian economy. “Finding the right people for the right job is one of our biggest challenges” says Steve Matusch, President of Ionic Engineering.

Sagamok Anishnawbek Chief, Paul Eshkakogan is excited about this partnership stating that “our young people want to work for companies that respect and appreciate their abilities. Working with a technology company on industrial projects is exactly the kind of focus that we are looking for”. Boasting a population of nearly 2000, and being in close proximity to Ionic’s Sudbury office, this partnership bodes well for both parties.

The two organizations hope to work together to secure projects in mining, forestry and power generation. With a number of projects currently taking place on Sagamok’s traditional territory, like Victoria Mine, Totten Mine, Kidd AER, Vermillion-Errington and many more, this partnership is sure to benefit both groups for years to come.

Ionic Engineering:
Based in Lively,Ontario, Ionic Engineering is an engineering and manufacturing firm specializing in creating and building purpose-built equipment for a variety of industrial applications around the world. For more information visit their website at

Sagamok Anishnawbek:
Sagamok First Nation is located on the north shore of Lake Huron. It is a beautiful community whose name means ‘two points joining’. Also known as the Three Fires Peoples, the community members of Sagamok number well over 2000. A little over 50% of the membership lives on reserve, with the remainder living in urban locations. Sagamok is an ancestor based village that is known for its diversity, prosperity and growth. For more information visit their website at

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Andre Dumais
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Ross Assinewe
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