Red Rock Indian Band

Site: Professional Business Complex

Service: Economic Development

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Independent (does not belong to Tribal Council) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
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 
  • Promotes new business opportunities 
  • Works to access funding and improvements 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 
  • Liaises with public and private sectors on behalf of the community regarding economic development initiatives 
  • Maintains local business directory 
  • Advises local businesses and Band Council on economic development 
  • Works to secure funding for training and employment opportunities for community members
Economic initiatives Red Rock Indian Band is involved with include: 
  • Professional Business Complex, completed in 2015; houses Band Office and several other tenants 
  • Ownership of Chalet Lodge consisting of a large lodge building, a 3 bedroom house, 14 cabins, a sauna, and an indoor pool on 22 acres of reserve land  
  • Commercial Properties/Real estate investments in Nipigon, Red Rock and Thunder Bay which the Band rents through long-term leases 
  • Development potential at the Ruby Lake Marble Quarry 
  • East West Tie Transmission Line 
  • Collaboration with six other First Nations on the Little Jackfish River Hydro-Electric Project 
  • Possibility of streetlight upgrades (LED) within the community for savings of energy costs and maintenance 
  • Partnerships with organizations of mutual interests and currently including Lakehead University, Township of Nipigon and Northshore Network
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Red Rock Indian Band
Eligibility Members of Red Rock Indian Band
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibwe, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-887-2510
Toll Free Phone 1-877-887-2510
Fax 807-887-3446
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Jessica Robert, Economic Development Officer; Email:
Alternate Contact Melissa McDonald, Energy Initiatives Officer; Phone: 807-887-2202; Email:
Site Location Reserve is approx 100 km NE of Thunder Bay, just off junction of Hwy 11 & 17, 2 km E of Nipigon
Located In Community Red Rock Indian Band
Address 2 Gas Rd
Red Rock Indian Band, ON P0T 2J0
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Intersection Gas Rd and Hwy 11/17
Mailing Address c/o Economic Development 
PO Box 1030 
Nipigon, ON P0T 2J0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)