Dokis First Nation

Site: Lands Department

Service: Economic Development

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations (WBAFN) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty 
  • Waubetek Business Development Officer for the Dokis First Nation is Norma-Jean Sagassige, ph: 705-285-4275, fax: 705-285-4584 
  • Dokis Trails Manager and contact for booking hikes: Clayton Dokis, Lands Department, phone 705-763-2575
Description (Service) Responsible for stimulating local economy and developing economic initiatives and opportunities for the community  
  • Provides services through the guidance and partnership with Waubetek Business Development Corporation  
  • Works to generate and maintain permanent employment for individuals through the creation and support of self-employment initiatives and economic-based community projects  
  • 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 with planning annual events such as Pow Wow and Dokis Summerfest 
  • Provides input with the Trust set up for eventual revenue from Hydro Project  
  • Provides assistance in the development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members
Initiatives Dokis First Nation is currently involved with include but are not limited to: 
  • Dokis Quarry (opened in Sep 2011) and sale of community aggregate 
  • Okikendawt Hydro Project, a generating station with construction beginning Jul 2013; projected completion Mar 2015 
  • Construction of extensive hiking nature trails, bridges and rest areas around community over a period of 6 years; assists with on-going maintenance of trails 
  • Renovations to the Dokis First Nation museum and cultural centre to convert part of the museum and cultural centre into classrooms that will be available to local and regional school boards; provincial funding announced Feb 2017 from the Aboriginal Community Capital Grants Program (ACCGP) and the Aboriginal Economic Development Fund(AEDF) for this project
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm * Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Dokis First Nation
Eligibility Members of Dokis First Nation
Application No application process
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, French; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-763-2575
Fax 705-763-2359
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Mike St Pierre, Community and Economic Development Officer
Alternate Contact Pamela Restoule, Executive Director; Phone: 705-763-2200; Fax: 705-763-2087; Email:
Site Location Community is approx 120 km SE from Sudbury along Hwy 69, then Hwy 64 onto 25 km gravel road, along banks of French River
Located In Community Dokis First Nation
Address 948 Main St
Dokis First Nation, ON P0M 2N1
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Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)