Deer Lake First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Economic Development

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #5
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 
  • Posts employment opportunities in office and on website  
  • 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 
  • Responsible for development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members
 
Economic initiatives Deer Lake First Nation is involved with include: 
  • Advisory capacity for Northern Store 
  • Assistance and business advice for private businesses 
  • Participant in Solar Panel project for Deer Lake School, completed in Apr 2014 
  • A 490-kilowatt hydro generating station built in 1998 
  • A signed business partnership (2014) with North Star Air Ltd along with its affiliate Cargo North 
  • In Oct 2016, Frontier Lithium signed Exploration Agreements with Deer Lake First Nation and Sandy Lake First Nation regarding Frontier’s mineral exploration activities on its PAK Lithium Project in the Red Lake Mining District
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Deer Lake First Nation
Eligibility Members of Deer Lake First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 807-775-2141 
807-775-2100
Fax 807-775-2220
Website www.deerlake.firstnation.ca
Primary Contact Daniel Meekis, Economic Development Officer
Alternate Contact Lita Pemmican, Band Administrator; Email: litapemmican@knet.ca
Site Location Community is 180 km N of Red Lake on NE shore of Deer Lake
Located In Community Deer Lake First Nation
Address Deer Lake, ON P0V 1N0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Economic Development 
Box 39 
Deer Lake, ON P0V 1N0
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Entrance -- Accessible with side ramp but no automatic push button doors; Parking -- No designated handicapped parking space; Washroom -- Not accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)