• Giyak Mishkawzid Shkagmikwe

    Atikameksheng Anishnawbek's Economic Development Arm

The Atikameksheng Anishnawbek is a proud Anishnawbek Nation. The Sudbury basin and surrounding areas are located in Atikameksheng Anishnawbek Greater Territory.

Giyak Mishkawzid Shkagmikwe in our Anishinaabemowin (Anishnawbek language) means “true strength of mother earth”.

Our mandate includes the development of commercial business opportunities to build the prosperity of the Nation as a whole, based on Atikameksheng’s treaty rights. More broadly we are committed to growing the Nation’s economic capabilities while creating employment, training, and business opportunities for its Debendaagziwaad.

First Nation Owned

GMS’ purpose is to improve the lives and opportunities of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek who were marginalized while their lands suffered the impacts of mining, settlement, and industrial activity for 150 years. GMS is 100% owned by Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. It manages and supports the development of Nation-owned business ventures whose function is to return revenues and other economic benefits to the Nation and ensure its participation in resource and other developments on the Greater Atikameksheng Territory.   

Our Ties to the Land

“The Atikameksheng Anishnawbek have lived in this area since time immemorial. Their reservation lands, as defined in the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850, are the Wahnapitae River in the east, the Vermillion River in the west, Lake Wahnapitae in the north, with the southern boundary defined as seven (7) miles inland from the North Shore of Lake Huron. Their ancestral Territory extend further north towards Temagami and Biscotasing, along the Spanish River in the west, south along the North Shore of Lake Huron, and towards Nepewassi Lake in the east.”

Atikameksheng Land Acknowledgement

Atikameksheng Anishnawbek (the “First Nation”), also commonly known as Whitefish Lake First Nation, is a progressive First Nation located approximately 19 km west of Downtown Sudbury, situated within The Greater Sudbury District. Atikameksheng Anishnawbek is a signatory to the 1850 Robinson Huron Treaty. 

Building strength through the local economy is a significant part of gaining independence in the long-term requires strategic action that builds on the existing strengths. The First Nation’s land base offers great potential for economic development initiatives. The main goal for economic development is to achieve economic independence.

Atikameksheng Land Acknowledgement...

Atikameksheng Anishnawbek (the “First Nation”), also commonly known as Whitefish Lake First Nation, is a progressive Anishnawbek Nation located approximately 19 km west of Downtown Sudbury, situated within The Greater Atikameksheng Anishnawbek Territory. Atikameksheng Anishnawbek is a signatory to the 1850 Robinson Huron Treaty. 

Building strength through the local economy is a significant part of gaining independence. In the long-term, it requires strategic action that builds on the existing strengths. The First Nation’s land base offers great potential for economic development initiatives. The main goal for economic development is to achieve economic independence.

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