Our organization was federally incorporated in December 1987. Our first office was located on Main St. in Kenora but our head address has always remained at Washagmis Bay or what is known today as Obashkaandagaang. Kakina Economic Development Corporation, a company owned by our organization, acquired the 598 and 580 Lakeview Drive properties in 1989, which remains our office to this day.
Our name Bimose comes from the Anishinaabe word “to walk” and was given to us by an elder as a reminder to “always walk with all our Member First Nations”. This is reflected in our vision statement. Our office at 598 Lakeview Drive serves as a sacred location as well. The building is a sacred lodge, and through elder direction and teachings is kept by our Executive Director. These teachings and directions that we have received by elders throughout the years have been incorporated into our mandate, mission and vision statements.
- Our Tribal Council is owned and directed by 10 Anishinaabe communities in Northwestern Ontario:
- Eagle Lake First Nation
- Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation
- Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation
- Washagamis Bay First Nation
- Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation
- Shoal Lake #40 First Nation
- Wabaseemoong Independent Nations
- Wabauskang First Nation
- Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation
- Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows First Nation)
The Organization, its governing structures and agencies, will do all that is required by member First Nations, to advance First Nation’s Interests. The Board of Directors were then entrusted to implement certain specific organizational tasks such as Formulating appropriate programs and services, within budgeted revenues, to meet community needs.
- Establishing required policies and strategies to complement our programs and services ensuring communities receive maximum benefits.
- Promoting self-government and self-determination
- Assisting in the transfer of authority, responsibility and accountability to each First Nation
- Continually evolving to meet First Nations’ changes in their workplace, including administrative and technological environments
Bimose Tribal Council provides Advisory Services in the following areas:
- First Nations Governance
- Technical Services/Community and Capital Planning
- Financial Management
- Economic Development
- Membership Services (Status/Treaty Cards)
We walk to strengthen our Anishinaabe way and our goal is to build a better, stronger, healthier life for the Anishinaabeg.
Bimose Tribal Council strives to provide our member communities with responsible, relevant, and quality advisory & professional services and program delivery.
We fully support our Anishinaabe governments in their quest to enhance the quality of life of the Anishinaabeg.
We endeavor to integrate our culture and tradition into all of our activities and to be an open, transparent, and innovative organization.
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