Attawapiskat First Nation

Site: Attawapiskat Development Corporation

Service: Economic Development

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Mushkegowuk 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 First Nation community 
  • Provides engineering, consulting and proposal development services  
  • Provides information and educational workshops to enhance employability skills  
  • Provides assistance and support to existing businesses 
  • Provides local television cable service 
  • Oversees local construction projects
Consulting services provided in the following areas: 
  • Business planning and development  
  • Community, economic and partnership development  
  • Capacity building and training  
  • Policy development and governance  
  • Mediation and negotiation  
  • Project management
Initiatives Attawapiskat Development Corporation is involved with include: 
  • Neegan Naynowan Stantec (NNS) LP, a 51% owned Attawapiskat Aboriginal business which provides consulting, engineering and environmental services for infrastructure, industrial, urban planning, natural resources and environmental projects 
  • Advisory for local business such as the Northern Store and Warehouse 
  • Operates and manages the James Bay Winter Road through a jointly owned corporation with Fort Albany and Kashechewan, named after the Cree word for our road kimesskanemenow, the Kimesskanemenow Corporation
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Attawapiskat First Nation
Eligibility Members of Attawapiskat First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-997-2375
Fax 705-997-2422
Primary Contact Jorge Hookimaw, Development Corporation Officer
Alternate Contact Ignace Gull, Chief; Email:
Site Location Community is located on W James Bay near mouth of Attawapiskat River, 160 km N of Moosonee
Located In Community Attawapiskat First Nation
Address 255 River Rd
Attawapiskat First Nation, ON P0L 1A0
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Mailing Address c/o Economic Development 
PO Box 1000 
Attawapiskat, ON P0L 1A0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)