Biigtigong Nishnaabeg
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 and on website
  • 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
  • Hosts economic development strategic planning sessions
  • Maintains local business directory
  • Assists in the development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members

Economic initiatives Pic River First Nation is involved with include:
  • Assistance with establishing license on Big Pic Forest
  • Oversees Pic River business interests including Kagiano Power Corp, Black River Power and Umbata Falls Project
  • Assists with Pic River chipping proposal
  • Works in partnership building with area First Nations
Comments
Tribal Council: Unaffiliated
Political Territorial Organization: Anishinabek Nation, Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)
Robinson-Superior Treaty
Eligibility
Members of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (formerly known as Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation)
Application Process
No application process
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On August 7, 2019

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