Seine River First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Economic Development

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Pwi-di-goo-zing Ne-yaa-zhing Advisory Services 
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  
  • Responsible for working with the Lands and Resource department for development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members  
  • 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
Initiatives Seine River First Nation (SRFN) is involved with include: 
  • Construction of a community recreation infrastructure project (2002) including an outdoor skating rink, baseball field, and seating system 
  • A signed (winter 2012) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Minfocus Exploration Corp regarding exploration activity on SRFN traditional territory 
  • A signed MOU (May 2010) and Participation Agreement (Apr 2012) with Rainy River Resources/New Gold for the construction of a power line and development/operation of a gold mine located approx 65 km NW of Fort Frances  
  • Implementation of a five-year tourism plan with the proposed building of a community multi-purpose centre; SRFN awarded a million dollar Northern Ontario Heritage Fund grant in early 2014 for the centre 
  • Participation in the "Alliance" with other Indigenous communities, municipalities and other Northern leaders and organizations, formed in Jan 2018 to promote forestry and to defend shared forestry interests and lands in Northern and rural Ontario 
  • Aug 19, 2019 announcement - $1.15 million in federal gov't funding for economic development in Seine River First Nation; funds allocated for building a new 8,000 sq ft multi-use centre designed to offer business services and training programs, host gatherings, and provide space for commercial operations with remaining funds for fishing camp upgrades to boost tourism including repairs to the camp's electrical system and boathouse, and enhancements to its cabins, docks, and water and wastewater treatment systems
Hours Band Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Seine River First Nation
Eligibility Members of Seine River First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Band Office: 807-599-2224
Toll Free Phone 1-800-465-3349
Fax 807-599-2865
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Economic Development Officer
Alternate Contact Thomas Johnson, Chief; Email:
Site Location Community is on shore of Wild Potato Lake, 1 km S of Horsecollar Junction on Hwy 11, located 50 km W of Atikokan
Located In Community Seine River First Nation
Address 37 Riverside Rd W
Seine River First Nation, ON P0W 1H0
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Intersection Horsecollar Junction Rd and Hwy 11
Mailing Address c/o Economic Development 
PO Box 124 
Mine Centre, ON P0W 1H0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)