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.

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)

You’re Invited! Anishinaabemowin Conference

Bimose Tribal Council is excited to announce our 1st Annual Anishinaabemowin Conference.

Taking place on March 4 & 5, 2023, in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the CanadInns Club Regent Hotel . Open to Youth, Elders, Education Directors/ Portfolio holders, Language Teachers and Language Enthusiasts. 

Registration Deadline: February 17, 2023
Register early, as space is limited! 

Registration fee: $150 
(free for Bimose member Communities) 

👇🏾Download Registration Forms Here

Bimose will be covering the cost of mileage, meals and accommodations for 2 youth, 2 elders, an Education Director and a Language teacher from each of the member communities. 

To pay registration fee, please use this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anishinaabemodaa-ever-fun-tickets-510991147277

Bimose Tribal Council will not be providing chaperones for this event, and will not be responsible for the supervision of any youth.

For more information or to register contact Erica Fisher at 807-468-5551 or via email at [email protected]

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.