Cat Lake First Nation
Economic Development

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Description
  • 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
  • Responsible for development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members

Current economic initiatives Cat Lake First Nation is involved with include:
  • Liaison with Musselwhite Mine for employment opportunities
  • Joint ownership of Wataynikaneyap Power with 12 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
  • A signed business partnership (2014) with North Star Air Ltd along with its affiliate Cargo North
  • Advisory capacity for private businesses in community
Comments
Tribal Council: Windigo First Nations Council
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)
Treaty #9
Eligibility
Members of Cat 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 Verified On January 17, 2019

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