Lac Des Mille Lacs 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  
  • Responsible 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
Economic initiatives Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation (LDMLFN) is involved with include:  
  • Ongoing work on the development of the economic development strategic plan 
  • Operation and ownership of Savanne River Resort which includes cabins, campground sites and a marina 
  • Ownership of Upper Seine Forest Corporation (which acts as the Economic Development Corp for community) 
  • Consultations with the MNR for forestry management/resources which includes five provincial forest management units (FMU) 
  • Negotiations with mining companies conducting exploration activities on LDMLFN territory (14 companies currently working mining claims) 
  • Development of Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with companies operating within traditional territory
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4 pm, Fri 8:30 am-3 pm
Areas Served Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation
Eligibility Members of Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibwe, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-622-9835
Toll Free Phone 1-888-573-0168
Fax 807-622-9866
Primary Contact Quentin Snider, Band Administrator; Phone: 807-622-9835 ext 222; Email:
Site Location Fort William Reserve is located on W shore of Lake Superior, south of and adjacent to the city of Thunder Bay
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 690 Mountain Rd, Fort William First Nation
Thunder Bay, ON P7J 1G8
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Mailing Address c/o Economic Development 
1100 Memorial Ave, Suite 328 
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 4A3
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)