Progressive Partnerships already underway.
Projects under development

We’re investing in growth markets.

Opaskwayak Business Enterprises is looking to diversify and expand its investments. Our goal is to manage a portfolio with acceptable risk that provides a minimum annual return of 10% over the next 5 years.

Our investments

Arctic Beverages

Arctic Beverages started as a Pepsi bottler in 1991. Today, it  has a customer base that stretches deep into Northern Manitoba, portions of Northern Saskatchewan, North-western Ontario and Nunavut.


National Access Canabis

Opaskwayak moved early into the cannabis retail market. National Access Cannabis (NAC), through its retail arm META, continues to expand its consumer-direct reach across Canada, thanks in no small part to Opaskwayak and Opaskwayak Business Enterprises’ efforts. Our nation is the biggest single shareholder through our subsidiary Paskwayak NAC Investment Limited Partnership


Trichome Financial

Trichome is a specialty finance company focused on providing flexible and creative capital solutions to the global legal cannabis market. It was created to address the lack of credit availability in the large, growing and increasingly complex cannabis market. Opaskwayak Business Enterprises holds an important position in the company.


The Opaskwayak Advantage

  • Opaskwayak leadership is ready for new investment ideas in competitive industries.
  • We have commercial and retail space for lease.
  • There is a large inventory of prime sites available for commercial development.
  • Our young workforce is ready for training and new opportunities.
  • We are part of the Swampy Cree Tribal Council with access to 19,000 Cree members.
  • Opaskwayak is the Gateway to the North with strategic transportation options in all directions.
  • We have premier access to the Arctic Gateway, a front door to Western Canada and a link to trade in resources to the global marketplace.

Our nation is progressive.

Opaskwayak is one of the few First Nations in Canada with its own election code. Opaskwayak is governed by the Chief, Vice-Chief and seven Councillors.

Elections are held every three years, and from the Chief to the Councillors, each elected official is given portfolios to oversee on behalf of the community.

With 67% of Manitoba’s land area and just over 7% of its population, northern Manitoba has been a long-term net contributor to the economic prosperity of all Manitoba, as the source of some of the province’s richest natural resources and tourism icons.

Manitoba’s Northern region is strong in local health care services, resource extraction and advanced manufacturing. We’re growing and improving, and thanks to Opaskwayak’s efforts, local construction and development, education, and knowledge creation are contributing to job growth and making sure our community benefits from the competitive industries of tomorrow.

we've got big plans
Our 20 year Community Master Plan is full of opportunities for Economic Development partnerships. See where Opaskwayak is going.