Origins of Attawapiskat Enterprises

In 2005, Attawapiskat First Nation and De Beers Canada entered into a formal Impact Benefit Agreement related to De Beers’ exploration and diamond mining activities within Attawapiskat traditional territory.

In keeping with the loss of the use of the land while it is being mined, the “IBA” set out how the First Nation would benefit in the areas of:

At the same time, Attawapiskat First Nation Chief and Council established our arms-length organization to assist the community take advantage of the commercial benefits identified in the IBA.  Incorporated in 2005, we are formally Attawapiskat Limited Partnership.

De Beers Canada Victor Mine, Northern Ontario

De Beers Canada Victor Mine, Northern Ontario

Using the operating name, Attawapiskat Resources Inc., our original mandate was to:

ARI_logoOur Mission:

To contribute to the prosperity, well-being and self-sufficiency of our community through the development of successful and sustainable businesses which respect our cultural values and traditional lands.