First Nation Community Partners


First Nation Community Partners

We applaud the community leaders that are opening up the skies of the North to competition so people, businesses, and communities will have more choices. In addition, a competitive marketplace will motivate all to compete on fares and improve service levels.

To-date North Star Air’s growing strategic business partnerships include 11 First Nations: Cat Lake, Deer Lake, Kashechewan, Marten Falls, Neskantaga (Lansdowne House), North Caribou Lake (Weagamow, Round Lake), North Spirit Lake, Poplar Hill, Sachigo Lake, Webequie and Eabametoong (Fort Hope).

In support of our vision and mission, our strategic business relationship with our First Nation community partners include the following benefits:

  • A revenue-sharing agreement whereby the proceeds are linked to the sales revenue of each community. Since inception, North Star Air has given back over $8 million. 
  • Work together to create new business opportunities and employment while protecting and preserving the environment and maintaining First Nation values, culture, traditions, and identity.
  • Take Flight Aviation Program Grants are available to our First Nation Partner Community members who are registered in an accredited  Aviation Program anywhere in Canada. Click Take Flight Aviation Program for more information and application form.

First Nation Community Investments and Involvement

We are proud and dedicated to playing an active role in making a positive difference within the First Nation Communities. Social and cultural programs such as Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Healthy Living and Sports and Recreation are programs we are passionate about and committed to sponsoring and supporting such programs.




Cat Lake










Fort Hope (Eabametoong) 


Their respective Tribal Councils are Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA), Keewaytinook Okimakanak, Matawa First NationsMushkegowuk Council, Shibogama First Nation Council and Windigo First Nation Council.

For more details you can also visit the following:

Nishnawbe Aski Nation

Chiefs of Ontario

Assembly of First Nations