Tribal Council and Economic Development Corporation
Inaugural meeting of Tribal Council and Economic Development Corporation
Attention: Media Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor
FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION, ON MEDIA ADVISORY–(April 16, 2007) – On Monday April 16, 2007 area First Nations from within the Robinson Superior Treaty Area will be holding inaugural meetings to establish the Nokiiwin Tribal Council and Chi-Neebeh Economic Development Corporation.
The Nokiiwin (working) Tribal Council will provide five core advisory services to member First Nations including community planning, economic development, governance, finance and technical services.
Chi-Neebeh (big water) Economic Development Corporation will be instrumental in moving forward regional economic development initiatives such as hydropower development and other regional economic development initiatives.Chief Wilfred King, of Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek (Gull Bay First Nation) said, “I am very pleased to see the formation of both the Nokiiwin Tribal Council and Chi-Neebeh Economic Development Corporation. Our collective work in developing these organizations will result in the advancement of our collective initiatives as well as supporting individual community aspirations. We need to work collaboratively in advancing First Nations issues on behalf of our membership. The Tribal Council and Economic Development Corporation will ensure effective communication, collaboration and coordination of regional activities.”
Wilfred King, Chief, Fort William First Nation
Primary Phone: 807-627-6937