MONTREAL LAKE business ventures
Investing in the
Cree Nation's Future
We invest and manage General and Limited Partnership structures that provide cash distribution and employment opportunities. Our investments portfolio includes indigenous entrepreneurship, sustainable use of natural resources, and retail services that contribute to a strong Cree Nation community. Annually we contribute approximately $150,000 to local activities such as sports and recreation, cultural activities, and health awareness.
INVESTING IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP & CRAFTSMANSHIP
Manitobah Mukluks is an indigenous-owned company with a vision to build a vibrant, global brand to make a significant impact on indigenous communities by:
sharing their successes with their staff, artists, and communities;
keeping traditions alive through shared values and history;
building new visions of the future by reinvesting time and capital to contribute to indigenous successes; and
reviving traditional arts by partnering with elders and artisans who fashion mukluks and moccasins the traditional way.
Ne He Thow Store
INVESTING IN OUR COMMUNITY SERVICES
Ne He Thow Store is a full-service convenience store and gas station, a one-stop location for fuel, including diesel and propane, groceries, and convenience items.
The store has 24 employees, including a manager, generating wealth for reinvestment in other sectors and distribution of dividends to Montreal Lake Cree Nation. It is 100% owned by Montreal Lake Business Ventures (MLBV) and has contributed over $225,000 to build two community playgrounds.
INVESTING IN NATURAL RESOURCES & SUSTAINABILITY
Kaskew Forestry Products LP is 100% owned by MLBV. Kaskew manages and operates the wood allocation within the Prince Albert Forest Management Agreement area, including harvesting and supplying forest fiber to mills in Saskatchewan.
Kaskew and MLBV are dedicated to creating value-added opportunities within our ancestral territory. Kaskew funds the Kituskiynow's Steering Group (area hunters, fishers, trappers, and gatherers), who preserve and maintain burial sites and community gardens and offer nature outings for youth to hunt, fish, trap, and gather, as well as classes in sewing and fishery.
“It’s very beneficial for the community to have ownership and be able to participate in an industry that has strong roots in our traditions.Our partnership with Manitobah Mukluks will provide long-term economic development opportunities and benefits for Montreal Lake for years to come.”
Joyce Naytowhow, Chief, Montreal Lake Cree Nation
Growth Since 2012
Montreal Lake Cree Nation Community Since 2013