Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) 
Robinson-Superior Treaty
Description (Service) Responsible for stimulating local economy and developing economic initiatives and opportunities for the community 
  • Belongs to the regional Development Corporation Waaskiinaysay Ziibi Inc (WZI), which consists of 5 Lake Nipigon First Nations 
  • 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 
  • Maintains local business directory  
  • Assists in the development of plans for the use of traditional lands for community members
Economic initiatives Whitesand First Nation is involved with include: 
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Minfocus Exploration Corp, a mining company currently conducting exploration in 3 main mining claims of Weese Luella, Sim Lake and Witchwood River Properties in Whitesand traditional territory 
  • Possible wood supply in the form of wood pellets for energy production in the province with a $25-million wood pellet plant and co-generation facility 
  • Administers the employment service agreement with Landore Resources, a junior mining company conducting exploration on the Whitesand traditional territory 
  • Maintains roads in conjunction with the Ministry of Natural Resources, for harvesting, hunting/fishing and traditional land use
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Whitesand First Nation
Eligibility Members of Whitesand First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-583-2177
Fax 807-583-2170
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Primary Contact Norman Matinet, Councillor, Economic Development Portfolio
Alternate Contact Craig Toset, Acting Band Manager; Email:
Site Location Community is directly N of Armstrong, 235 km N of Thunder Bay at end of Hwy 527 which branches off Hwy 11/17
Located In Community Whitesand First Nation
Address Doug's Dr, Armstrong Stn
Armstrong, ON P0T 1A0
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Mailing Address c/o Economic Development 
PO Box 68 
Armstrong, ON P0T 1A0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)