For the past 5 years OnNation has brought people, resources and decades of experience to projects that are typically related to IT, hardware and software development and or sales. OnNation works with SME, Enterprise businesses, as well as government bodies at both the Provincial and Federal levels.
OnNation is continuously looking to grow and expand the type and level of services so it can help promote the growth and expansion of indigenous entrepreneurs.
OnNation mandates that al his business ventures and partnerships are to employ FIRST NATIONS people whenever/wherever they can.
A proud member of Hiawatha First Nation, Founder Barry Payne started from humble beginnings growing up in a single parent First Nations household, living in low income housing in Toronto with no special talents, gifts or contacts, other than determination and a copy of a life altering book, “Think and Grow Rich”, by Napoleon Hill.
Barry was featured in the Globe and Mail’s “Report on Business” in October 2007. And most recently in the 2013 RBC Aboriginal Partnership Report.
Selected as the FIRST non American minority business owner to be invited to attend the prestigious U.S. National Minority Supplier Development Council, Advanced Management Education Program, at Kellogg School of Business (Northwestern University) in Chicago. An honor bestowed upon only 25 minority business people, from across the entire United States each year.
Barry has worked with or been a member of organizations such as the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business, Canadian Aboriginal Minority Supplier Council , Toronto Region Board of Trade, Procurement Strategy Aboriginal Business and has volunteered as a First Nations Coordinator for Junior Achievement of Canada.