Cat Lake First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Economic Development

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Windigo First Nations Council 
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 
  • Responsible for development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members
 
Current economic initiatives Cat Lake First Nation is involved with include: 
  • Liaison with Musselwhite Mine for employment opportunities 
  • 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 
  • A signed business partnership (2014) with North Star Air Ltd along with its affiliate Cargo North 
  • Advisory capacity for private businesses in community
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Cat Lake First Nation
Eligibility Members of Cat 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 807-347-2100
Fax 807-347-2116
E-Mail catlakefirstnation@knet.ca
Primary Contact Noreen Crane, Administrative Assistant
Primary Executive Theresa Oombash, Economic Development Officer; Phone: 807-347-2100 ext 206 * (Cell) 807-212-8248 * (Cell) 204-891-6470
Alternate Executive Ernie Wesley, Chief; Email: erniewesley@knet.ca
Site Location Community is 180 km N of Sioux Lookout along the N shores of Cat Lake river system
Located In Community Cat Lake First Nation
Address 122 Back Rd
Cat Lake, ON P0V 1J0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Economic Development 
PO Box 81 
Cat Lake, ON P0V 1J0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)