Wabauskang First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Economic Development

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC)  
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3)  
Treaty #3
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 
  • Hosts economic development strategic planning sessions 
  • Assists in the development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members
Economic initiatives Wabauskang First Nation is involved with include: 
  • Partnership with Aspenware (located in BC) to provide thin pieces of poplar from the Whiskey Jack Forest to be used for making disposable wooden cutlery; contract is with Wabauskang's Makoose Wood Innovations, a local forestry company managed and owned by Doug Riffel 
  • On-going negotiations with Rubicon Minerals over its Phoenix Gold project and an impending Impacts Benefit Agreement (IBA) 
  • Joint signed declaration with Grassy Narrows and Whitefish Bay First Nations stating their desire to take over the Sustainable Forest License of the Whiskey Jack Forest 
  • A Collaboration Agreement with Goldcorp Inc, signed Jan 2015 to work together in the development and operations of Red Lake Gold Mines 
  • Liaison with Four Directions Ventures Limited Partnership (Four Directions), an economic development agency acting on behalf of the Wabauskang First Nation and Hy-Tech Drilling Ltd. (Hy-Tech) who have entered into a joint venture to provide drilling services within the Traditional Territory of the Wabauskang First Nation
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Wabauskang First Nation
Eligibility Members of Wabauskang First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-529-3174
Fax 807-529-3007
E-Mail wabauskangfn@hotmail.com
Primary Contact Jo-Anne Petiquan Moore, Economic Development Officer; Phone: 807-529-3174 ext 203
Alternate Contact Douglas Riffel, Chief; Phone: (Cell) 807-407-7193; Email: wabauskangchief@hotmail.com
Site Location Community is approx 70 km N of Vermilion Bay off Hwy 105 and 30 km S of Ear Falls along E shores of Wabauskang Lake
Located In Community Wabauskang First Nation
Address Band Office
131 Main St, Wabauskang 21
Perrault Falls, ON P0V 2K0
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Mailing Address c/o Economic Development 
PO Box 339 
Ear Falls, ON P0V 1T0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)