About the Partners
The Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) are on a journey of survival, rebuilding and self-sufficiency – a journey of reconciliation. This journey began nearly 250 years ago when the first Algonquin Petition was submitted to the Crown in 1772.
Algonquins have lived in present-day Ontario for thousands of years before Europeans arrived. Today, the AOO are comprised of ten Algonquin communities. These include:
- Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation
- Greater Golden Lake
- Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini (Bancroft)
- Mattawa/North Bay
- Shabot Obaadjiwan (Sharbot Lake)
- Snimikobi (Ardoch)
- Whitney and Area
The ten communities are represented by sixteen Algonquin Negotiation Representatives (ANRs) who are elected by Algonquin Voters for three-year terms. The ANRs include the Chief and Council of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation and one representative from each of the nine other Algonquin communities.
Based on a Protocol signed in 2004, these communities are working together to provide a unified approach to reach a settlement of the Algonquin land claim.
Tewin is not just a business deal for the Algonquin People in Ontario. Tewin reminds us that we are home in our Traditional Territory and that we can take our place with assurance. It is about making a place that reflects the spirit and values that have always sustained who we are and who we will be. Tewin is an invitation to all to come to a way of life that seeks to balance relations with each other and Mother Earth.Lynn Clouthier,
The roots of the Taggart Group of Companies date back to the early 1940s when Harold Taggart started building homes in the west end of Ottawa. After recognizing an opportunity in servicing the land for new home construction, Harold decided to start a construction company specializing in infrastructure. He founded Taggart Construction in 1948. With enthusiasm, hard work, and a dedicated team of employees, Taggart Construction flourished and provided the momentum needed for the continued growth of the Taggart Group of Companies. Harold’s children and grandchildren have since joined the business, adding new companies and expanding the scope of services offered.
The Taggart Group brings together the power of four experienced companies, each with its own proven record of success: Doran Contractors Limited, Tamarack Homes, Taggart Construction Limited, and Taggart Realty Management. We pride ourselves on the high level of quality that comes from deep knowledge of and experience in commercial, industrial, and residential construction, land development, and property management.
At the core of every Taggart company is a teamwork ethos. We take great care in our hiring processes and staff training to ensure that employees work well with clients, partners, and each other. Our strong reputation for technical expertise, integrity, and cooperation is the result of the hard work of more than 600 employees.
The Taggart family is honored that the Algonquins of Ontario selected us to be their partner in this important project. We are working together to build a future-oriented, highly sustainable new community. Tewin begins and ends with the values and presence of Algonquins of Ontario and will set a high-quality precedent for how new communities can be developed in Canada.Michelle Taggart,