Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug

Site: Band Office

Service: Economic Development

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) 
Political Territorial Organization: Independent (No affiliation) 
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 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 
  • Hosts economic development strategic planning sessions 
  • Maintains local business directory 
  • Assists in the development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members
Economic initiatives Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug is involved with include: 
  • Advisory capacity for Northern Store 
  • Assistance and advisory services for private businesses 
  • Advisory capacity for Cable/Internet and KMobile Cellphone Service 
  • Partnership with 11 other First Nation communities in the Wasaya Group Inc (WGI), who own several businesses including Wasaya Airways LP 
  • 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 
  • Assistance with on-going resource development discussions 
  • Participaton in a tripartite initiative with Sioux Lookout and Lac Seul First Nation (formed in Apr 2014) to construct a regional, cooperative food and goods distribution centre which would be located at the Sioux Lookout Airport and help supply nutritious, fresh and affordable food and consumer goods to the region, especially focusing on remote northern communities; funding and facilitation supports are available for the joint project through the Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI)
Hours Mon-Thu 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm * Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm--4 pm
Areas Served Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation
Eligibility Members of Kitchenumaykoosib Inninuwug
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-537-2500
Fax 807-537-2574
Primary Contact Bruce Sakakeep, Economic Development Director; Phone: 807-537-2500 ext 224
Alternate Contact Annmarie Mckay Chapman, Secretary and Receptionist; Phone: 807-537-2500 ext 221
Site Location Community is approx 580 km N of Thunder Bay, along N shore of Big Trout Lake
Located In Community Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation
Address Big Trout Lake, ON P0V 1G0
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Mailing Address c/o Economic Development 
PO Box 329 
Big Trout Lake, ON P0V 1G0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)