Neskantaga First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Economic Development

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Management 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9
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
 
Initiatives Neskantaga First Nation is involved with include: 
  • A signed business partnership (2014) with North Star Air Ltd along with its affiliate Cargo North 
  • Partnership with Webequie, Eabametoong, and Nibinamik First Nations to complete a regional community service corridor study to examine the benefits of developing an all-season transportation corridor connecting First Nation communities in the area with existing roadways, enabling them to capitalize on opportunities related to resource development in the region, including the Ring of Fire 
  • Opening of the Neskantaga Training Centre (Aug 2014), a new innovative facility and collaboration technology centre which delivers training directly to the community
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Neskantaga First Nation
Eligibility Members of Neskantaga First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-479-2716
Fax 807-479-2789
Website neskantaga.com/index.html
Primary Contact Jocelyn Yellowhead, Receptionist; Email: jocelyn.yellowhead@neskantaga.com
Primary Executive Allan Moonias, Economic Development Manager; Email: allanmoonias@yahoo.ca
Alternate Executive Chris Moonias, Band Manager; Phone: 807-479-2570 ext 29; Email: chris.moonias@neskantaga.com
Site Location Community is 180 km NE of Pickle Lake, 560 km N of Thunder Bay, on S shore of Attawapiskat Lake
Located In Community Neskantaga First Nation
Address Lansdowne House, ON P0T 1Z0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Economic Development 
PO Box 105 
Lansdowne House, ON P0T 1Z0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)