Archive for February, 2017

Magnetawan Anishinabek Nation Achieves Major Milestone

Magnetawan Anishinabek Nation have completed the journey to establish NEW ESSO Gas Station/Store & Tim Horton’s


Magnetawan Anishinabek Nation Chief & Council along with the participation of the citizens and staff, developed an Economic Development Plan. The first item in the plan was to take advantage of our location, adjacent to the very busy Hwy 69 corridor, situated along the eastern shore of Georgian Bay between Sudbury and Parry Sound. The plan identified a replacement of the gas station & store business, situated at the south west corner of Hwy 69/529.

That was the easy part. As most communities situated along a busy corridor in Ontario, the idea of owning a Tim Horton’s restaurant and a major fuel supplier (ESSO) has been discussed for years, but, to actually pull it off and to achieve this on Anishinabek Nation land, well that was certainly an effort that brings pride and satisfaction to the Anishinabek Nation and the surrounding local municipalities…



Mistawasis First Nation votes “YES” to their Land Code!

On January 16, 2017, over 90% of  Mistawasis voters cast their ballot in favour of adopting their community Land Code.  Not only is this a tremendous accomplishment for Mistawasis First Nation, but it is equally exciting for the Saskatoon Tribal Council whose member communities are now all Operational under the Framework Agreement.  With their inherent right to govern their lands and resources now appropriately back in the hands of the community, Mistawasis’ future holds limitless opportunity.  Congratulations Mistawasis!