Marten Falls First Nation

Site: Band Office - Mailing Address

Service: Economic Development

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
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
Primary Contact Delia O'Keese, Economic Development Officer; Phone: 807-349-2509 ext 227 * (Cell) 807-853-1412; Email:
Alternate Contact Linda Moonias, Band Manager; Phone: 807-349-2509 ext 223; Email:
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 and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)