Serpent River First Nation

Site: Administration Building

Service: Lands and Resources

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty 
 
Land Code Coordinator is Lorraine Rekmans, email: Lorraine.rekmans@sympatico.ca
Description (Service) Represents the community in lands and resources initiatives  
  • Liaises with all companies undertaking resource development in traditional Serpent River First Nation (SRFN) territory including mining developments, forestry projects and hydro electric power projects  
  • Participates in negotiations and agreements with resource developers to ensure SRFN is fairly included in benefits  
  • Consults with target groups who have an interest in land and resource issues such as mining  
  • Develops and implements a consultation protocol for negotiations related to Lands and Resource issues  
  • Advises community members on Lands and Resource issues via meetings, website or correspondence 
  • Works to develop the Land Code for SRFN which will enable the community to take over management and administration of the Reserve Lands from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC); projected final vote on Land Code and Individual Agreement is spring 2018 
  • Advises community members on progress of Land Code and Individual Agreement via website and community meetings
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Serpent River First Nation
Eligibility Members of Serpent River First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-844-2418
Fax 705-844-2757
Website www.serpentriverfn.ca
Primary Contact Kerri Commanda, Lands and Environment, Environmental Review Panel; Phone: 705-844-2418 ext 232; Email: lrcu.srfn@gmail.com
Alternate Contact Taylor Commanda, Lands and Resources GIS Technician; Phone: 705-844-2418 ext 235; Email: taylor.commanda@gmail.com
Primary Executive Rose Messina, Lands and Resources Infrastructure Manager; Phone: 705-844-2418 ext 259; Email: rmessina.srfn@ontera.net
Alternate Executive Brenda Rivers, Director of Operations; Phone: 705-844-2418 ext 252; Email: brendarivers.srfn@ontera.net
Site Location Community is on N shore of Georgian Bay on Lake Huron, along Hwy 17 approx 160 km E of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Cutler
Address 195 Village Rd
Cutler, ON P0P 1B0
 
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Intersection Village Rd and Sleepy Hollow Rd
Mailing Address PO Box 14 
Cutler, ON P0P 1B0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)