Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek

Site: Band Office

Service: Papasay Management Corporation

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Description & Services
Public Comments Nokiiwin Tribal Council (NTC)  
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
Robinson-Superior Treaty
Description (Service) Responsible for developing economic initiatives and opportunities as well as managing the economic interests for the community  
  • Strives to build a strategic network of partners and the necessary infrastructure to attract and develop sustainable business opportunities  
  • Provides information, training and educational workshops to enhance employability skills of members  
  • Assists with proposal development for short and long-term community development projects  
  • Maintains website updates with overall community events  
  • 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 
  • Participates as a member of Waaskiinaysay Ziibi Inc, an economic development corporation made up of 5 Lake Nipigon First Nations
Economic initiatives and business ventures Papasay Management Corp is involved with on behalf of Bingwi Neyaashi Anisihinaabek (BNA) include: 
  • Creation of an Industrial Park on BNA reserve land along Hwy 11 (under construction) 
  • Papasay Value Added Wood Products (PVAWP), a sawmill in development and construction stages located in the Industrial Park 
  • Ownership of Patten Lands, a 31-acre aggregate site (gravel pit) just N of the community which will help diminish the cost of building materials for development  
  • Partnership with Animbiigoo Zaagi √¨gan Anishinaabek 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 (113,000 cu metres of birch and poplar) 
  • Partnership with 3 other First Nations in Lake Nipigon Forest Management Inc. (LNFMI) which has the only First Nation-run Sustainable Forestry License (SFL) in the province; BNA manages almost one million hectares of forestlands in the Lake Nipigon forest region 
  • Partnership with Rocktech on the development of a lithium mine with an expected life span of 25 years 
  • Collaboration with Ont Power Generation (OPG) and 5 other First Nations on the Little Jackfish River hydroelectric development 
  • Hydroelectric project on the Namewaminikan River with 2 other First Nations 
  • Development (in planning stages) of a 5-star Eco-tourism lodge called The Copper Thunderbird 
  • Feasibility of wind generation parks, both on and off-reserve 
  • Lake front cottage lot development on reserve lands 
  • Construction of a long-term care Elders facility
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek First Nation
Eligibility Members of Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-623-2724
Fax 807-623-2764
Primary Contact Jordan Hatton, Director of Economic Development; Phone: 807-623-2724 ext 215 * (Cell) 807-472-9619; Email:
Alternate Contact Guy Gladu, Papasay General Manager
Site Location Reserve is on E shore of Lake Nipigon in Pijitawbik Bay, 170 km NE of Thunder Bay off Hwy 11, and 17 km S of Beardmore
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address Sand Point First Nation Satellite Office
292 Court St S
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6C6
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Intersection Court St S and Fort William Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established Feb 2009
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)