Wabaseemoong Independent Nations

Site: Band Office

Service: Economic Development

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3
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  
  • Facilitates economic development strategic planning sessions
Economic initiatives Wabaseemoong Independent Nations (WIN) is involved with include: 
  • Wincrief Forest Products (opened in 2009), a joint venture between WIN and Moncrief Construction that builds modular homes from a year-round plant located near Kenora 
  • Utility pole peeling facility (Nov 2012) located on former paper mill property in Kenora; a joint venture between WIN and Moncrief 
  • Participant of Miitigoog LP, a shareholder-managed Sustainable Forest License (SFL) signed with government of Ontario, Weyerhauser Co Ltd, several other First Nations and several forest companies and contractors, which gives Miitigoog LP the responsibility for all forest management aspects of the Kenora Forest
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Whitedog First Nation
Eligibility Members of Wabaseemoong (Whitedog) Independent Nations
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Ojibway; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-927-2000
Fax 807-927-2107
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Bev Hale, Band Manager Assistant; Phone: 807-927-2000 ext 226
Primary Executive Economic Development Officer; Phone: 807-927-2000 ext 251
Alternate Executive Anthony Henry, Band Manager; Phone: 807-927-2000 ext 232; Email: bandmgr@wabaseemoong.ca
Site Location Community is along English River system, 98 km NW of Kenora, 13 km E of Man/Ont border, accessible by Hwys 596 & 525
Located In Community Whitedog First Nation
Address Arena Building
Band Office Rd, Wabaseemoong Band Office
Whitedog, ON P0X 1P0
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Mailing Address c/o Wabaseemoong Independent Nations 
General Delivery, Whitedog Post Office 
Whitedog, ON P0X 1P0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)