Poplar Hill First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Economic Development

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs  
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)  
Treaty #5
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 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  
  • Assists in development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members
Economic initiatives Poplar Hill First Nation is involved with include: 
  • Advisory capacity for Northern Store 
  • Signed business agreement (2014) with North Star Air and its affiliate Cargo North 
  • Ongoing efforts for alternate sources of renewable energy other than the current diesel generation which costs $1 million per year for the community of 600 residents
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Poplar Hill First Nation
Eligibility Members of Poplar Hill First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 807-772-8838 
Fax 807-772-8876
Website poplarhill.firstnation.ca/
Primary Contact Rita Wassaykeesic, Economic Development Officer; Email: ritawassaykeesic@knet.ca
Alternate Contact Charlie Moose, Band Administrator; Email: charliemoose@knet.ca
Site Location Community is approx 120 km N of Red Lake along banks of Berens River near Ont/Man border
Located In Community Poplar Hill First Nation
Address Poplar Hill, ON P0V 3E0
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Mailing Address c/o Economic Development 
PO Box 1 
Poplar Hill, ON P0V 3E0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)