Deer Lake First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Economic Development

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
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 Executive Daniel Meekis, Economic Development Officer
Alternate Executive 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)