Department of Economic Development


The Department of Economic Development provides assistance to Akwesasronon for business development, business planning, Council owned projects such as Skakarati Sub-division, Alternative Energy Project, Administer Quebec grants AIF, and also assistance in some training.




Director: Kylee Tarbell

📍 Peace Tree Mall (167 International Road, Unit #3, Akwesasne, ON)
📞 613-575-2250 ext. 1902



Department Goals:

  • To initiate a community campaign to “Support Akwesasne Businesses” by buying locally.
  • To assist people who are expanding or starting a business.
  • To assist the community to become more self-sufficient through the creation of a strong economic base.
  • To increase tourism and promote Akwesasne to outside consumers and businesses.
  • To offer informational courses on entrepreneurship.
  • To manage the Peace Tree Mall, Stanley Island cabins, and Thompson Island Cultural Camp.
  • To maintain partnerships with Akwesasne Career & Employment Support Services (ACESS), Ohwista Corporation, Akwesasne Economic Development Agency (AEDA), and the Iohahi:io Akwesasne Education & Training Institute.



Programs & Services

Publications/Resources Available:

The Business Services Officer provides information on the programs and services available to entrepreneurs:

  • Rental units
  • Business registrations
  • Skakarati — Market-based housing available
  • 12-week entrepreneur course & other workshops