Kingfisher Lake First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Economic Development

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Shibogama First Nations Council 
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 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 Kingfisher Lake First Nation is involved with include: 
  • Advisory capacity for Omahamo Store and private businesses 
  • 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 
  • Partnership with Naicatchewenin and Wunnumin Lake First Nations in Synterra Security Solutions LP, an arm of Canadian Security Mgmt, which offers trained security officers to mineral exploration projects and mine sites 
  • Joint ownership of the Ramada Inn (former Landmark Inn), Thunder Bay, with 2 other First Nation communities 
  • Construction of new 9,600 sq ft business centre with funding assistance from Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), announced in Oct 2010 
  • Assistance with the complete renovation and expansion (May 2015) of a new state-of-the-art Omahamo Store
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Kingfisher Lake First Nation
Eligibility Members of Kingfisher 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 807-532-2067
Fax 807-532-2063
Primary Contact Isaac Sainnawap, President, Kingfisher Lake SED Corporation; Phone: 807-532-2028; Email:
Alternate Contact Lott Sainnawap, Band Manager; Email:
Site Location Community is 350 km NE of Sioux Lookout on S shores of Kingfisher Lake, 40 km W of Wunnumin Lake
Located In Community Kingfisher Lake First Nation
Address Simon Sakakeep Administration Building
4 Main St
Kingfisher Lake, ON P0V 1Z0
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Mailing Address c/o Economic Development 
PO Box 57 
Kingfisher Lake, ON P0V 1Z0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)