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Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek
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 at 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 with the development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members
  • Belongs to the Greenstone Economic Development Corporation (GEDC)

Economic initiatives Rocky Bay First Nation is involved with include:
  • Participation in the Land & Larger Land Base (LLLB) project for land designation and development
  • Little Jackfish River Hydroelectric Project
  • Rocky Bay Fisheries
  • Wind Power Project; possible development and construction of a wind farm
  • Tourism initiative that would provide guides for hunting and fishing excursions; has been tested with favorable results but awaiting approval
  • Solar panel business initiated in 2012, currently in feasibility stages
  • On-going development of community gravel pit
  • Advisory capacity for existing community business ventures including saw mill, forestry, bear management, a tourist outpost camp and a local gas station
  • Development of a community-owned Construction company which has already purchased several pieces of heavy equipment including an excavator and front-end loader
Comments
Tribal Council: Nokiiwin Tribal CouncilPolitical Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)Robinson-Superior Treaty
Eligibility
Members of Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek (Rocky Bay 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 December 4, 2018

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