Ochiichagwe'Babigo'Ining Ojibway Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Economic Development

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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  
  • Hosts economic development strategic planning sessions  
  • Assists in the development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members
 
Economic initiatives Ochiichagwe'babigo'ining Ojibway Nation is involved with include: 
  • Partnership with City of Kenora to explore development and possible ventures for Tunnel Island and Old Fort Island 
  • 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 
  • Pursuing the establishment of a Geographic Information System (GIS) database; already trained 5 individuals on the collection of GIS mapping data 
  • Construction of the Economic Development Centre of Excellence, with help from a $1 million dollar investment as announced Sept 2018 by Kenora Rainy-River MPP and Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and Minister of Indigenous Affairs Greg Rickford
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm 
Alternating Fri 9 am-1 pm
Areas Served Dalles First Nation
Eligibility Members of Ochiichagwe'babigo'ining (Dalles) Ojibway Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibwe, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-548-5876
Toll Free Phone 1-888-767-4960
Fax 807-548-2337
E-Mail clerk@ochiichag.ca
Website www.ochiichag.ca
Primary Executive Barry Henry, Economic Development Officer; Phone: 807-548-5876 ext 227; Email: ecdev@ochiichag.ca
Alternate Executive Lorraine Cobiness, Chief; Phone: 807-548-5876 ext 224; Email: chief@ochiichag.ca
Site Location Community is approx 27 km NW of Kenora off Hwy 17A and along Hwy 658
Located In Community Dalles First Nation
Address 22 Band Office Rd
Dalles, ON P9N 0J2
 
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Mailing Address Dalles Rd, RR 1 
Kenora, ON P9N 3W7
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)