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First Nation Plans For Economic Growth

McGuinty Government Supports Development Strategy

A First Nation on Manitoulin Island is gearing toward future economic growth with support from the Ontario government.

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) has approved funding of $24,000 to help the Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation prepare a 10-year economic development strategy. The project outcome will include a comprehensive community profile and business investment prospectus, which will identify investment opportunities and resources available to grow new businesses in the community.

Quick Facts

  • Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation, also known as Sucker Creek, is located approximately 125 kilometres southwest of Sudbury and five kilometres west of the Town of Little Current on Highway 540.
  • The First Nation is a member of the United Chiefs and Councils of Manitoulin and the Union of Ontario Indians – Robinson Huron Region.

Additional Resources


“The NOHFC continues to play a key role in assisting local communities like the Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation in planning for a brighter economic future.”

Mike Brown

Algoma-Manitoulin MPP

“By supporting communities in their efforts to determine their strengths and opportunities, we are laying the foundations for future prosperity.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines



Business and Economy Rural and North Aboriginal People