Grassy Narrows First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Economic Development

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council 
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 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  
  • Assists in the development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members
Economic/environmental concerns Grassy Narrows First Nation is involved with include:  
  • Assistance and advisory services for private businesses 
  • Challenging the 10-year Whiskey Jack Forest Management Plan which runs from 2012-2022 in an effort to stop clearcutting in Grassy Narrows traditional territory 
  • Request for an Individual Environment Assessment of the 10-year management plan over concerns about large scale logging operations, the impact on water quality and the effect on hunting/trapping in area 
  • Maintains an ongoing blockade, started in 2002, against provincial government to prevent logging on traditional territory
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Grassy Narrows First Nation
Eligibility Members of Grassy Narrows First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-925-2201
Toll Free Phone 1-800-668-1790
Fax 807-925-2649
Primary Contact Jocelyn Pelly, Band Office Receptionist; Phone: 807-925-2201 ext 200
Alternate Contact Larry Cochrane, Economic Development Officer; Phone: 807-925-2201 ext 205; Email:
Site Location Community is 80 km N of Kenora at the end of Hwy 671, along the English-Wabigoon River system, near the Manitoba border
Located In Community Grassy Narrows First Nation
Address Grassy Narrows, ON
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Mailing Address c/o Economic Development 
General Delivery 
Grassy Narrows, ON P0X 1B0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)