Matawa Economic Development works with the Matawa First Nations to develop, promote and support a diverse private sector and entrepreneurial culture. It works to create ‘opportunity-ready’ Matawa First Nations and to foster economic growth and success through economic and business development. It assists Matawa First Nations develop infrastructure, businesses and human capital to grow local economies. It also works with Matawa First Nation community development corporations to build capacity and develop projects and business opportunities to become more self-sufficient.
Matawa Economic Development provides project incubation, project management, business management, and general management for many regional initiatives across different sectors including mining, forestry, tourism and energy. A number of Committees in these areas provide leadership and guidance on strategic economic development initiatives.
Partner with us, Invest in us.
We are engaging partners from all over the world and across cultures to develop economic strategies for developing and growing business within our traditional territories. As stewards and protectors of the land, we analyze business opportunities with environmental, social and economic development objectives that respect our traditional values and knowledge for sustainable economic development.
The Matawa Business Support Program provides support services to Matawa community members who are interested in entrepreneurship. Whether it is to start a new small business or expanding an existing business.
– Overall support and guidance in business planning
– Assistance in identifying resources available to individual entrepreneurs
– Identifying business skills and opportunities for existing small businesses
– Business Workshops – Introductory to business to more in-depth workshops
– Financial Literacy Workshops
– Youth Entrepreneurship
– Business Planning Sessions
The Matawa Business Support Program is in partnership with Rise Asset Development and the Canadian Executive Service Organization. Rise Asset Development provides micro lending loans up to ten thousand dollars for start-up or expansion of small businesses. Mentorship is also available for those who go through a loan with Rise. The Canadian Executive Service Organization provides guidance and assistance in preparing business plans for individual entrepreneurs through the Matawa Business Support Program.
Your Ideas = Your Success!
For more information contact the business support team at (807) 344-4575 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Native Camp Operators Alliance/Moccasin Trails Adventures is a group of remote, fly-in fishing and hunting outpost camps owned and operated by First Nations Peoples in northwestern Ontario. For almost 20 years, they have been providing top-top wilderness vacations. GPS coordinates on Google Earth are:
Chipai Outpost Camp – 52° 53′ 01″ N x 87° 51′ 16″W
Kanuchuan Outpost Camp – 52° 58′ 43″ N x 87° 43′ 55″W
Ozhiski Outpost Camp – 51° 55′ 57″ N x 88° 35′ 34″ W
Wapikopa Outpost Camp – 52° 57′ 22″ N x 88° 0′ 59″ W
Most camps are beautiful, rustic log cabins handcrafted by the owners themselves. The camps are located within 3 of the 5 largest watersheds in Ontario, all of which drain into either Hudson Bay or James Bay. The most northerly is the the Winisk River which is 275 miles long and drains into Hudson Bay. The Ojibwe word ‘Winisk’ means ‘groundhog.’
Most camps are remote and accessible only by float plane. Vacationers fly into the Thunder Bay International Airport and flying on to Pickle Lake, Ontario where the float plane base is located. Driving to Pickle Lake, Ontario is also possible and is about a 6 hour drive northeast of Thunder Bays. Guests who have their own plane fly into one of the First Nations communities to meet their guides there. Youth discounts are offered for 17 years or younger.
For more information go to: www.moccasintrailsadventures.com
For questions, or to book a package, contact:
2436 N 800W
Frankfort, Indiana, USA 46041
1-765-242-6717 or email@example.com
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