Wasaya Ownership Communities:
• Bearskin Lake First Nation
• Fort Severn First Nation
• Kasabonika Lake First Nation
• Keewaywin First Nation
• Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug
• Kingfisher Lake First Nation
• Muskrat Dam First Nation
• Nibinamik First Nation
• Pikangikum First Nation
• Sandy Lake First Nation
• Wapekeka First Nation
• Wunnumin Lake First Nation
Chief Theresa Okimaw-Hall, executive director of Canada Chrome, the transportation arm of KWG, said the company will complete a private placement of flow-through shares to fund its half of the drilling program now underway with Cliffs Natural Resources at the Big Daddy chromite deposit in the James Bay lowlands.
Funds generated by the sale, through a deal between the company and the Wasaya Group/Wasaya Wee-Chee-Way-Win Inc. will be made available for the acquisition, furnishing and maintenance of residences for students attending Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School. Read more:
Dec. 20, 2011
KWG $2 Million Placement To Assist United Way Of Thunder Bay & Wasaya Group / Wasaya Wee-Chee-Way-Win Inc., in the Founding Of Cromarty High School Residences:
"Self Sufficiency and Self Determination through Business Partnerships and Economic Development"
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March 23, 2012 Wasaya First Nation ownership communities grow to twelve as Sandy Lake First Nation joins Wasaya shareholders. The Wasaya Group of Companies, a 100% First Nation owned company & Sandy Lake announced Friday at a media event in Thunder Bay the addition of Sandy Lake to the 23 year old partnership..
Above photo: Chief Adam Fiddler and representatives from Sandy First Nation pose for media photos after signing Shareholders Agreement with Wasaya Group Partnership in Thunder Bay. Photo Below: Signing of Shareholder's Agreement
Wasaya Group Welcomes Sandy Lake First Nation to Partnership!
Youth Aviation Camp
Thank you to all Youth and Chaperones that attended Aviation Camp this year!
Petroleum: Bulk Fuels
Metal: Industrial Fabrication &
Repairs for Mining, Forestry, Construction
Wasaya Airways LP
Aviation: Passenger, Cargo,
Bulk Fuel Delivery, Charters
Wasaya Prop Shop
Propellor Repairs & Overhaul, Global Service
Wasaya Wilderness Adventures
Winter Road Transportation:
Bulk Fuel Delivery
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Additional Investments in:
Frontier Foods Ltd (100%),
Bamaji Air Inc.,
"Youth Centres Thunder Bay, The City of Thunder Bay, and Wasaya Group" launch new Youth Center at Victoriaville Centre, Thunder Bay. The center court of the Victoriaville Center was the site of a well attended launch for Thunder Bay's new Youth Center. The new Center is located at 711 Victoriaville Center and is operated by Youth Centres Thunder Bay. Wasaya Group was a driving force to start this 18 month Pilot Project funded by the City and by Wasaya Group that will lead.... Read more...
Nov 1, 2012 Wasaya Group & City of Thunder Bay Launches Youth Center
Wasaya describes the light and energy of the rising sun in the Oji-Cree dialect and the logo of Wasaya, which depicts a sunburst with eight sunrays, represents each original owner community.
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Wasaya Group followed up on last month's Youth Centres Thunder Bay launch by holding a fundraising Benefit that was video streamed live from the Valhalla Inn Thunder Bay. The benefit concert featured Shy-Anne Hovorka, Robin Ranger band, and comedian Moccasin Joe. Proceeds from the concert will go towards Youth Centres Thunder Bay & DFC Living Centre. The event signaled the launch of a fundraising campaign that is expected to continue until all goals are met. More....
Please note that online donations to these Youth projects can continue to be made through Wasaya's Registered Charity at www.weecheewaywin.com
Dec. 6 2012 Wasaya Group holds Youth Benefit Banquet & Concert
THUNDER BAY, ON, March 27, 2013-Wasaya Group Inc. is pleased to announce on behalf of Partners - Northern Nishnawbe Education Council, and Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School in collaboration with Confederation College, and City of Thunder Bay, details and building plans for the new Dennis Franklin Cromarty Student Living Centre to be built on the grounds of Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Read More...
Photo: Wasaya Group Chair Cecilia Begg addresses a packed house at DFC Gym to announce new Student Living Centre plans
April 12, 2013 "Journey of New Beginnings 1200 kms. Walk": The Sachigo Walkers (former DFC students & friends) are Walking to Thunder Bay to create awareness and to raise funds for the New DFC Living Centre. The approx. 1200 Km walk began April 4 & is scheduled to arrive in Thunder Bay April 22 where a welcoming celebration will be held. Today the group is headed from Pickle Lake to Sioux Lookout and should arrive there Sunday April 14, 2013. Please Come out & support them!. Read more....
Photo: A young fundraiser holds a donation sign on the road near Pickle Lake while walking from Sachigo to Thunder Bay.
Youth Aviation Camp 2013 This year's Flight Camp was a great success once again!
Thank you to all chaperones and camp participants!
Photo: Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Harvey Yesno and Deputy Grand Chief Goyce Kakegamic present gifts on behalf of NAN to the "Journey of New Beginnings" walking group from the Sachigo Lake First Nation at the DFC High School. Over 250 were in attendance to greet the walkers who completed the journey Monday and to celebrate their accomplishment. Pictured on stage is Margaret Kenequanish, Executive Director of Shibogama First Nations Council who was the MC for the celebration and media event.
The Sachigo "Journey of New Beginnings" walkers (former DFC students & friends) completed their fundraising and awareness walk to Thunder Bay. A cheering crowd greeted the group at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School Monday afternoon where a celebration and media event was waiting for them. The group raised over $50,000 for the New DFC Student Living Centre. The over 1200 km. walk began April 5. The group was driven into the city Sunday for dinner with Thunder Bay Mayor Keith Hobbs where they were treated at Montana's Cookhouse. Later they returned to their last position to complete their trek...read more
March 27, 2013 Wasaya Group announces Student Living Centre Partnership & Location Details
April 12, 2013 Sachigo Youth Walking 1200 kms for Sudent Living Centre Awareness & Funding
Kitchenumaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) Council have announced that they "are committed to contribute $2000 per month for the next 5 years until the maximum contribution of $120,000 has been realized." Thank you KI !
September 3, 2013 "Wasaya Group names new CEO"
August 1, 2013 "Wasaya Group sells interest in Wascan Terminal Inc."
Wasaya Group has sold its 51% interest in Wascan Terminal to its former partners, effectively ending the joint venture of about 5 years. Wasaya Group decided to divest from Wascan to concentrate on expanding its own core Petroleum business - "Wasaya Petroleum LP" which it fully owns, having bought out their former partners, Winnipeg based Northland Petroleum in 2012.
April 22, 2013 "Journey of New Beginnings" Completes 1200 km Walk
May 4, 2013 "KI Pledges $120,000 for Student Living Centre"
Wasaya Communities are also members of 3 non-profits
Wasaya Group's Board of Directors has named Tom Morris acting CEO of Wasaya Group Inc.
Mr. Morris is also President & CEO of Wasaya Airways LP, the largest Company in Wasaya Group, having served in that capacity for the past 13 years.
Wasaya Group thanks past President & CEO, Tom Kamenawatamin for his many years of service to the Wasaya Communities and Wasaya Group.