Marten Falls First Nation

Site: Band Office - Mailing Address

Service: Economic Development

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Management 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
 
Community Employment Counsellor is Wendy Coaster
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 
  • Maintains local business directory
 
Employment Counselling 
Provides support, advocacy and direction for Band members who are seeking employment and includes following services: 
  • Assistance with resume and cover letter writing  
  • Guidance in filling out job applications  
  • Tips for job searches and preparing for interviews  
  • On-going counselling with any challenges in workplace
 
Local economic initiatives include: 
  • Advisory for local businesses including Bigfoot Variety, the grocery store and a fuel supply business 
  • Assisting in the study of connecting the community by road (new winter road) to the permanent highway system 
  • Developing a comprehensive community profile to determine community assets, labour force inventory and land inventory for new business development as these all relate to opportunities from the Ring of Fire mining venture 
  • Current Environmental Assessment (EA) to determine best route for an all-season access road beginning N of Nakina to Marten Falls FN; EA scheduled to be complete by the summer of 2020
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Marten Falls First Nation
Eligibility Members and residents of Ogoki Post and Marten Falls First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-349-2509
Fax 807-349-2511
Website www.martenfalls.ca
Primary Contact Delia O'Keese, Economic Development Officer; Phone: 807-349-2509 ext 227 * (Cell) 807-853-1412; Email: deeokeese@bell.net
Alternate Contact Linda Moonias, Band Manager; Phone: 807-349-2509 ext 223; Email: lbmoonias@aol.com
Site Location Community is 170 km NE of Nakina, 300 km NE of Thunder Bay; occupies N and S banks of Albany River
Located In Community Marten Falls First Nation
Address Ogoki, ON P0T 2L0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Economic Development 
General Delivery 
Ogoki, ON P0T 2L0
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)