Nibinamik First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Economic Development

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9
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 
  • 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 
  • Hosts economic development strategic planning sessions 
  • Assists in the development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members
Economic initiatives Nibinamik First Nation is involved with include: 
  • Advisory capacity for Northern Store 
  • Assistance and advisory services for private businesses 
  • Partnership with 11 other First Nation communities in the Wasaya Group Inc (WGI), who own several businesses including Wasaya Airways LP 
  • Signing of a regional framework agreement (between eight other First Nation communities and the Province of Ontario), a community-based negotiation process which began in July 2013 that will ensure First Nation communities benefit from the proposed Ring of Fire development 
  • Assistance with the feasability study initiated in Jun 2015, for a community multi-purpose building
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Nibinamik First Nation
Eligibility Members of Nibinamik First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-593-2166
Fax 807-593-2270
Primary Contact Byron Wapoose, Economic Development Officer; Phone: (Residence) 807-593-1199; Email:
Alternate Contact Walter Oskineegish, Band Manager; Phone: 807-593-2131 ext 201; Email:
Site Location Reserve is 385 km NE of Sioux Lookout, 500 km N of Thunder Bay along E shores of Nibinamik Lake on Winisk River system
Located In Community Nibinamik First Nation
Address Summer Beaver
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Mailing Address c/o Nibinamik Economic Development 
PO Box 117 
Summer Beaver, ON P0T 3B0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)