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Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation
Economic Development

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Responsible for stimulating local economy and developing economic initiatives and opportunities for the community
  • Promotes economic self-determination and has developed into a progressive community with a strong culture of tribal economic and cultural entrepreneurship
  • 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
  • Maintains local business directory
  • Facilitates economic development strategic planning sessions

Economic initiatives Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation is involved with include:
  • Support of a small business centre, opened in 2010, which also houses the Seven Generations Education Institute Wabigoon campus
  • Establishment (1988) and successful operation of the only wild rice harvesting plant in Canada
  • A local "stump to dump" logging enterprise, Noopimiing Anokeewin Inc, that does everything from building own logging roads to delivering wood to local mills
  • Advisory capacity for Wabigoon Lake Community Store located on the Trans Canada Hwy
  • Business advisory for a locally owned and operated restaurant called Girlys Grill, specializing in local meals such as bannock burgers and Indian tacos
  • WLON Distribution, a locally-owned business which distributes environmentally safe cleaning products
  • Waabigon Saagai'gan Gitigan, a community-owned and operated tree nursery established in 2000 which grows over 6 million seedlings under contract with mainstream forestry companies
  • On-going negotiations for the Two Feather Forest Products Business Development initiative, a laminated post and beam business
Comments
Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC)Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3)Treaty #3
Eligibility
Members of Wabigoon Lake Ojibway 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 November 15, 2018

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