Wawakapewin 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  
  • 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 
  • Assists in the development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members
Economic initiatives Wawakapewin First Nation is currently involved with include:
Joint ownership of Wataynikaneyap Power with 12 other First Nations, 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
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Wawakapewin First Nation
Eligibility Members of Wawakapewin First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-737-2662 Ext 2237
Fax 807-737-4226
Website www.wawakapewin.ca
Primary Contact Joshua Frogg, Economic Development Officer; Email: joshuaf@wawakapewin.ca
Alternate Contact Simon Frogg, Land Use Plannning Coordinator; Phone: 807-767-5189; Email: simon.frogg@outlook.com
Site Location Reserve is approx 350 km N of Sioux Lookout on Long Dog Lake, located along SE shores of Asheweig River, a tributary of the Winisk River
Located In Community Wawakapewin First Nation
Address Wawakapewin First Nation, ON
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Mailing Address c/o Shibogama First Nations Council 
PO Box 477 
Wawakapewin Economic Development 
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1A8
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)