Sheguiandah First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Economic Development

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Manitoulin Island Treaty 
Waubetek Business Development Officer is Jason Peltier, ph-705-285-4275, fx-705-285-4584,
Description (Service)
  • Responsible for stimulating local economy and developing economic initiatives and opportunities for the community 
  • Provides services through guidance and partnership with Waubetek Business Development Corporation (WBDC)  
  • Provides information, training and educational workshops to enhance employability skills  
  • Posts employment opportunities in Band 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  
  • Maintains updated statistics regarding population trends, employment, skills and the community profile
Economic initiatives and on-going projects for Sheguiandah First Nation (SFN) include but not limited to: 
  • Ongoing construction of an archaeological interpretive centre 
  • Wind projects (SFN is one of the partners of Northland Power's Mclean's Mountain windfarm through a company called Mnidoo Mnising Power) 
  • Involved with United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM) Tribal Council claim on lake beds and bottoms 
  • Land claim ongoing in French River area on territorial lands 
  • Engaged in talks with Wikwemikong FN about land title on Heywood Island 
  • Commercial fishing project (started in 2012) 
  • Purchase of a 150-acre farm property at corner of Hwy 6 and Indian Mountain Rd 
  • Assistance with the opening of a new Resource Centre located in former Band Council Chambers room 
  • Architectural drawings for an elders and youth centre; provincial funding announced Feb 2017 from the Aboriginal Community Capital Grants Program (ACCGP) and the Aboriginal Economic Development Fund(AEDF) for this project
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm * Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Sheguiandah
Eligibility Members of Sheguiandah First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-368-2781
Fax 705-368-3697
Primary Contact Crystal Madahbee, Reception; Phone: 705-368-2781 ext 221
Site Location Community is located at NE end of Manitoulin Island, approx 12 km S of Little Current along Hwy 6
Located In Community Sheguiandah
Address 142 Ogemah Miikan
Sheguiandah, ON P0P 1W0
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Intersection Ogemah Miikan and Hwy 6
Mailing Address c/o Economic Development 
PO Box 101 
Sheguiandah, ON P0P 1W0
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; Elevator to second level
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)