Ginoogaming First Nation Timber Claim Trust
“The overall goal of the Timber Claim Trust Fund is to provide social, economic and cultural benefits to all present and future generations of the Members of Ginoogaming First Nation, no matter where they live, and to help create a vibrant community so that any member who wishes to do so may live, work or retire on the Reserve”.
The Ginoogaming First Nation Timber Claim Trust was established in April of 2002, following negotiations and an agreement between Ginoogaming First Nation and the Government of Canada for compensation resulting from illegal taking of timber on Long Lake Reserve #77.
Board of Trustees
Michael Charles, Chairperson Apr. 25, 2022
Marianne Echum, Vice-Chairperson July 27, 2024
Maureen Echum, Trustee July 27, 2024
Todd Mendowegan, Trustee Apr. 25, 2022
Calvin Taylor, Trustee Apr. 25, 2023
Etienne Esquega, Legal Trustee Apr. 25, 2023
Bryan Hart, Professional Trustee Apr. 25, 2023
For more information please contact:
Maryann Charles, General Manager
Priscilla Shaganash, Admin Assistant
PO Box 868 Longlac, Ontario P0T 2A0
- Tel: 807-876-1678
- Fax: 807-876-2982
- Cell: 807-854-8536
- Toll Free: 1-866-882-0305
- Email: email@example.com
Please call the office to update your mailing address to receive yearly Newsletters and Nomination/Voting updates.
Since the program started in 2004, the Trust has disbursed $672,898.16 in education bursaries to assist Ginoogaming members who were enrolled in an education program. This is one program that the Trustees are proud of as it provides assistance to all members.
To promote the health and wellness of Band Members by facilitating their access to recreational/sporting opportunities through the fair and equitable distribution of available financial support from the Ginoogaming Timber Claim.
To provide financial assistance to Ginoogaming First Nation members with the costs of medical expenses that are covered by provincial, private, and Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB). To inquire please call the Band Office.
The housing program sets aside a designated amount of funds annually to provide financial assistance to qualifying band members. To be eligible to apply for assistance under the Ginoogaming First Nation Timber Claim Trust – Housing Program; the applicant must be a registered Ginoogaming band member. To inquire please call the Band Office.
As funeral expenses are an unexpected expense on family members and loved ones, the Board of Trustees developed the funeral program. The program allows the Timber Claim Trust to financially assist families with the funeral expenses and the purchase of headstones for Ginoogaming First Nation members. For more information please contact the Timber Claim office.