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Muskrat Dam First Nation
Economic Development

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Responsible for stimulating local economy and developing economic initiatives and opportunities for the community
  • 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 Muskrat Dam First Nation is involved with include:
  • Joint ownership of Wataynikaneyap Power with 21 other First Nations and Goldcorps, to reinforce transmission lines to Pickle Lake and Musselwhite Mine and to construct new transmission lines north of Pickle Lake to service remote First Nation communities
  • Exploring the potential development of a small hydroelectric generating station at Windigo Falls
  • Partnership with 11 other First Nation communities in the Wasaya Group Inc (WGI), who own several businesses including Wasaya Airways LP
  • Assistance and business advisory for private businesses such as Louie's Store and the Ochikan Atawikamik Store
  • A signed business partnership (2014) with North Star Air Ltd
Comments
Tribal Council: Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA)Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)Treaty #9
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Eligibility
Members of Muskrat Dam Lake First Nation
Application Process
No application process
Fees
None
Accessibility
Not Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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