Muskrat Dam First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Economic Development

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) 
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 
  • Posts employment opportunities in office  
  • 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  
  • Assists in the development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members
 
Economic initiatives Muskrat Dam First Nation is involved with include: 
  • Joint ownership of Wataynikaneyap Power with 12 other First Nations and Goldcorps, to reinforce transmission lines to Pickle Lake and Musselwhite Mine and to construct new transmission lines north of Pickle Lake to service remote First Nation communities  
  • Exploring the potential development of a small hydroelectric generating station at Windigo Falls 
  • Partnership with 11 other First Nation communities in the Wasaya Group Inc (WGI), who own several businesses including Wasaya Airways LP 
  • Assistance and business advisory for private businesses such as Louie's Store and the Ochikan Atawikamik Store 
  • A signed business partnership (2014) with North Star Air Ltd
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Muskrat Dam First Nation
Eligibility Members of Muskrat Dam Lake First Nation
Application No application process
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Main: 807-471-2573 Ext 230 
807-471-2574
Fax 807-471-2699
E-Mail muskratdamfirstnation@knet.ca
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Primary Contact Ashley Beardy, Receptionist
Primary Executive Steve Beardy, Economic Development Officer
Alternate Executive Stanley Beardy, Chief; Phone: 807-471-2573 ext 204
Site Location Community is approx 370 km N of Sioux Lookout, on NW shore of Muskrat Dam Lake on the Severn River
Located In Community Muskrat Dam First Nation
Address Muskrat Dam
 
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Mailing Address c/o Economic Development 
PO Box 140 
Muskrat Dam, ON P0V 3B0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)