Animbiigoo Zaagi'igan Anishinaabek

Site: Band Office

Service: Economic Development

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Description & Services
Public Comments Nokiiwin Tribal Council (NTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Independent 
Robinson-Superior Treaty
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 
  • Assists with proposal development for short and long-term community development projects  
  • Keeps website updated with overall community events  
  • 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 
  • Belongs to the Greenstone Economic Development Corporation (GEDC)
Economic initiatives Animbiigoo Zaagi'igan Anishinaabek (AZA) is involved with include: 
  • Hydro-electric project with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Little Jackfish River 
  • Hydro-electric project with AXOR and the Namewaminikan River 
  • Partnership with Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek (BNA) First Nation to form the Wawasum Group Ltd, a wood pellet plant to be located in BNA`s industrial park; have already been awarded a 10-year wood allocation 
  • Eco-Lodge development at Partridge Lake 
  • Electricity transmission lines 
  • Mineral exploration 
  • Wind Power Project; possible development on shores of Lake Nipigon 
  • Participant of the Landmark Inn Partnership Inc, a group of 22 First Nations owning the Ramada Inn in Thunder Bay
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Animbiigoo Zaagi'igan Anishinaabek First Nation - ,, ,
Eligibility Members of Animbiigoo Zaagi'igan Anishinaabek
Application No application process
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-875-2785
Toll Free Phone 1-877-669-6606
Fax 807-875-2786
Primary Contact Georgina Nayanookeesic, Receptionist; Phone: 807-875-2785 ext 221
Alternate Contact Joe Donio, Developmental Manager; Phone: 807-875-2785 ext 227; Email:
Located In Community Beardmore
Address Band Office
204 Main St
Beardmore, ON P0T 1G0
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Intersection Main St and Hwy 11
Mailing Address PO Box 120 
Beardmore, ON P0T 1G0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)