Sawmill Training 

BNA was successful in its application to the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs’ Aboriginal Economic Development Fund for a 6-week training course. In partnership with the Confederation College and Wayne Howarth as the trainer, 9 BNA and 1 BZA member were put through a thorough course on all requirements for being a sawmill worker. Along with the mandatory safety training, the trainees received additional certification for front-end loader training, as well as chainsaw certification. Additional supports in-cluding training allowances, travel, and accommodations where required were provided to all students. All students were success-ful in their training. Following the course, 2 of the trainees went on to work with Wayne at his facility on Intola Road. One of them, Wilfred Potan, continued his employment for many months.