Whitesand First Nation
Economic Development

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Responsible for stimulating local economy and developing economic initiatives and opportunities for the community
  • Belongs to the regional Development Corporation Waaskiinaysay Ziibi Inc (WZI), which consists of 5 Lake Nipigon First Nations
  • Provides information, training and educational workshops to enhance employability skills
  • Posts employment opportunities in office
  • Works to access funding for band-owned business ventures
  • Provides coaching in areas such as business plan development and assistance in obtaining financial support for people wanting to start own business
  • Maintains local business directory
  • Assists in the development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members

Economic initiatives Whitesand First Nation is involved with include:
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Minfocus Exploration Corp, a mining company currently conducting exploration in 3 main mining claims of Weese Luella, Sim Lake and Witchwood River Properties in Whitesand traditional territory
  • Possible wood supply in the form of wood pellets for energy production in the province with a $25-million wood pellet plant and co-generation facility
  • Administers the employment service agreement with Landore Resources, a junior mining company conducting exploration on the Whitesand traditional territory
  • Maintains roads in conjunction with the Ministry of Natural Resources, for harvesting, hunting/fishing and traditional land use
Comments
Tribal Council: Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA)Robinson-Superior Treaty
Eligibility
Members of Whitesand First Nation
Application Process
Call for information
Fees
None
Accessibility
Not Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On June 12, 2019

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