Sandy Lake First Nation

Site: Sandy Lake Community Development Services

Service: Economic Development Services

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Description & Services
Public Comments Independent First Nation (No Tribal Council affiliation)  
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)  
Treaty #5
Description (Service) Administers and manages the community economic operations 
  • 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 office and on website  
  • 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 
  • Participates in a partnership with 11 other First Nation communities in the Wasaya Group Inc (WGI), who own several businesses including Wasaya Airways LP 
  • In Oct 2016, Frontier Lithium signed Exploration Agreements with Deer Lake First Nation and Sandy Lake First Nation regarding Frontier’s mineral exploration activities on its PAK Lithium Project in the Red Lake Mining District
Also oversees: 
  • Public Works Department 
  • Rentals and leasing of community buildings
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Sandy Lake First Nation
Eligibility Members of Sandy Lake First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-774-1564
Fax 807-774-1082
Primary Contact Nora Jane Meekis, Receptionist and Secretary
Alternate Contact Sandy Crow, Chief Executive Officer; Email:
Site Location Community is approx 227 km NE of Red Lake, on the NW end of Sandy Lake and along the Manitoba border
Located In Community Sandy Lake First Nation
Address Sandy Lake, ON P0V 1V0
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Mailing Address c/o Sandy Lake Community Development Services 
PO Box 248 
Sandy Lake, ON P0V 1V0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)
Elections Community Development Services Inc Board consisting of 5 members, one from each of the different areas of the community, elected every 2 years