About Us


The Northern Ontario First Nations Environment Conference is a "don’t miss" event and has become the cornerstone venue for anyone interested in discussions concerning finding the balance between economic and resource development and protecting First Nations communities, people, lands, and lifestyles.

The Northern Ontario First Nations Environment Conference is aimed at helping professionals from First Nations communities to network with each other, meet representatives from organizations interested in First Nations concerns and gain training related to the environment in their communities.

We anticipate receiving delegates with interest in the following areas:

  • First Nation Environment professionals
  • First Nation Land Use Planning professionals
  • First Nation Resource Development
  • First Nation Operations and Maintenance professionals
  • First Nation Leadership and Council
  • First Nation Tribal Council technical unit representatives
  • Government representatives and funders
  • Industry representatives


This year the event will be held at the Best Western PLUS Nor'Wester Hotel & Conference Centre in Thunder Bay, Ontario. This Full Service Hotel, 100% smoke free, is located five minutes south of the Thunder Bay International Airport, nestled in the heart of the Nor’Wester Mountains and offering 89 newly renovated guestrooms, free wireless service, complimentary business centre, a Health and Fitness Centre, large indoor pool, sauna, and private steam rooms.

The Cliffhanger Restaurant and Bar offers one of the largest patio areas that captures the panoramic view of the mountains. From the moment you enter, the staff, the atmosphere, service and quality of food is such that you'll want to return with your family and friends time after time.

The picturesque and peaceful atmosphere of this conference destination will enhance any meeting and increase delegate's participation and concentration.

Surrounded by the great outdoors, year round sports and activities are available as guest amenities. Hiking, jogging, golf, baseball, downhill or cross-country skiing and hockey are adjacent or close-by.

Find out more about the Best Western PLUS Nor'Wester Hotel & Conference Centre at their website.