Fort Albany First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Economic Development

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Mushkegowuk Council  
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)  
Treaty #9 
  • Summer Employment Program contact 705-278-1044 Ext 223 
  • Paquataskamik Project Coordinator contact 705-278-1044 Ext 295
Description (Service) Responsible for stimulating local economy and developing economic initiatives and opportunities for the community 
  • Provides information, training and educational workshops to enhance employability skills 
  • Responsible for development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members 
  • 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
 
Paquataskamik Project 
  • Provides a community-based research and learning initiative to educate youth about the importance of traditional territory 
  • Coordinates discussion groups about key land issues  
  • Oversees mappring of community sites and stories related to traditional terrritory 
  • Offers high school and university accreditation in community research methods and traditional knowledge
 
Summer Employment Program 
  • Provides assistance in job search for summer employment for students 
  • Offers use of fax machine, phone and resume writing advice
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Fort Albany First Nation
Eligibility Members of Fort Albany First Nation
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Oji-Cree, Ojibway, French; upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-278-1044
Fax 705-278-3397
E-Mail info@fortalbanyfn.com
Primary Executive Chris Metatawabin, Economic Development Officer; Phone: 705-278-1044 ext 208; Email: chris@fafnmail.com
Alternate Executive Cathleen Sutherland, Peetabeck Employment and Training Officer; Phone: 705-278-1044 ext 216; Email: cathleen@fafnmail.com
Site Location Community is along S shore of Albany River and on Sinclair Island at mouth of Albany River on James Bay, 450 km N of Timmins
Located In Community Fort Albany First Nation
Address Fort Albany First Nation
 
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Mailing Address c/o Economic Development 
PO Box 190 
First Nation Office 
Fort Albany, ON P0L 1H0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)