North Caribou Lake First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Economic Development

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Windigo 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 
  • Posts employment opportunities in Band 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 
  • Maintains local business directory 
  • Responsible for development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members
Current economic initiatives North Caribou Lake First Nation is involved with include: 
  • Liaison with Musselwhite Mine for employment opportunities 
  • Joint ownership of Wataynikaneyap Power with 12 other First Nations and Goldcorps, to reinforce transmission lines to Pickle Lake and Musselwhite Mine and to construct new transmission lines north of Pickle Lake to service remote First Nation communities 
  • A signed business partnership (2014) with North Star Air Ltd along with its affiliate Cargo North 
  • A signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Toronto-based Romios Gold Resources regarding gold exploration work near Akow Lake on Dec 2/15 
  • Advisory capacity for Northern Store
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served North Caribou First Nation
Eligibility Members of North Caribou Lake First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 807-469-5191 
Fax 807-469-1315
Primary Contact Lorraine Benson, Economic Development Officer; Phone: 807-469-5191 ext 233 * 807-469-1279
Alternate Contact Jacqueline Crane, Band Administrator; Phone: 807-469-5191 ext 210; Email:
Site Location Community is 320 km N of Sioux Lookout, on N shore of Weagamow Lake
Located In Community North Caribou First Nation
Address Weagamow Lake, ON
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Mailing Address c/o Economic Development 
General Delivery 
Weagamow Lake, ON P0V 2Y0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)