Magnetawan First Nation

Site: Administration Building

Service: Lands and Resources Department

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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
Description (Service) Represents the community in all lands and resources initiatives  
  • Oversees the Land Code which was voted in by community approval and became effective June 2015 giving Magnetawan First Nation full responsibility for their own land management  
  • Liaises with all companies undertaking resource development in traditional Magnetawan First Nation territory including mining developments, forestry projects and fisheries projects  
  • Participates in negotiations and agreements with resource developers to ensure Magnetawan First Nation is fairly included in benefits  
  • Consults with target groups who have an interest in land and resource issues such as mining  
  • Develops and implements a consultation protocol for negotiations related to Lands and Resource issues  
  • Advises community members on Lands and Resources issues via meetings, website or correspondence  
  • Provides leadership for the development of a Land Use Plan for the community 
  • Assists in the development of the Community Capital Plan  
  • Cooperates with the Housing Department for allocation of land to Magnetawan First Nation registered members who wish to build on territorial land
Lands and Resources initiatives include but are not limited to: 
  • Input for the on-going expansion of Hwy 69 into a four-lane highway  
  • A General Contractor job with sub-contractors Miller Group Inc and Nimkii Explosives under the Ministry of Transportation Aboriginal Procurement Pilot Project to administer an aggregate quarry operation along Hwy 69 
  • Plans to establish Magnetawan First Nation's own aggregate quarry operation 
  • Signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Apr 2013 with Ontario Graphite Limited (OGL) for the possible development of a graphite mine on Magnetawan territory 
  • Negotiations with Henvey Inlet and Shawanaga First Nations to establish a three-way partnership called Shwe Miikaan Inc to more effectively communicate with the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO)
Hours Mon-Thu 8 am-4:30 pm, Fri 9 am-12 noon
Areas Served Magnetawan First Nation
Eligibility Members of Magnetawan First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-383-2477
Fax 705-383-2566
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Primary Contact Anthony Laforge, Lands and Resources Manager; Phone: 705-383-2477 ext 227
Alternate Contact Chevaun Toulouse, Lands, Resources and Environment; Email:
Site Location Community is located along Hwy 69 and the Magnetawan River approx 68 km N of Parry Sound
Located In Community Magnetawan First Nation
Address Administration Building
10 Hwy 529
Britt, ON P0G 1A0
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Intersection Hwy 529 and Trans-Canada Hwy 69
Mailing Address c/o Lands and Resources 
PO Box 15 
Britt, ON P0G 1B0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)