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Strengthening our communities

Bimose translates from the Anishinaabe word ‘to walk’. 
Our company uses this as a reminder to always walk with our Member First Nations.

Upcoming Events

We are pleased to announce our first Anishinaabemowin Camp. The focus of this camp is to provide hands-on experiences and resources for those committed to Language Revitalization within our Bimose Communities.

The camp will take place at the Minaki Yurt Adventure on August 8-11th.

Open to TWO members from each community. One person should be a language speaker, the other person should be a language learner

Eligibility:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age (chaperons will not be provided)
  • Must be from one of communities associated with Bimose Tribal Council.
    Bimose Communities include:  Bimose Communities include: Asubpeeschoseewagong First Nation, Eagle Lake First Nation, Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent Nation, Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation, Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation, Shoal Lake #40 First Nation, Washagamis Bay First Nation, Wabauskang First Nation, Grassy Narrows First Nation, Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation & Wabaseemoong Independent Nations.
  • Must be committed to leading or supporting Anishinaabemowin Revitalization efforts within your home community.
  • Must be able to walk on uneven terrain without assistance

If you are interested in attending the camp, please read the information sheet attached and forward the completed application form to Ashlee Tom at [email protected] no later than Friday, July 22, 2022 at 12pm noon.

Those selected for the camp will be notified via email by Wednesday, July 27th

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Ashlee at the email above or by phone 807-468-5551 ext 247

About Us

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)

Our Mandate

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
  • Education
  • Membership Services (Status/Treaty Cards)

Vision Statement

We walk to strengthen our Anishinaabe way and our goal is to build a better, stronger, healthier life for the Anishinaabeg.

Mission Statement

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.

Board of Directors / Committee Lists

Coming soon.