“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

Term Expires

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

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  • Fax: 807-876-2982
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  • Email: gfntct@bellnet.ca

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