Natashquan secures $19.3 million for community development

September 13, 2016

Natashquan First Nation has secured $19.3 million to finance community developments.
As a strong economic mainstay for the region, Natashquan will make use of the funds to support growth and development of the community and its resources. The influx of funding will positively influence the people and businesses of Natashquan as well as those in surrounding municipalities.

A new, multi-phase arena was the first improvement. A bridge loan allowed the Band to break ground and begin building earlier than anticipated, aligning construction within a limited northern season. Phase two of the project will see the addition of a community centre.

Natashquan has future plans for the development of an industrial park that will include a mechanical service garage and a municipal garage. A new administrative office and upgrades for local outfitters are also outlined in the community’s five-year plan. The Usand Group and Natashquan continue their collaboration with plans for future housing projects.