Economic Develepment


Nipiy Industries

Nipiy Industries is a Metis-owned business, founded by Jason Lizotte, the inventor of the Nipiy Hygiene Station. Nipiy’s patent-pending technology utilizes solar power to provide fully automated, handwashing without even touching a button. Their state-of-the-art sanitation station is fully portable, cordless and holds the largest water reserve available on the market. 

The idea came when Jason had to fuel up his welding rig every morning and didn’t have any way to wash his hands at the pump. His entrepreneurial mind began brainstorming solutions and over the next few months, he developed the specs and design for this one-of-a-kind hand washing station. Find out more at here


Alberta MétisWorks

Alberta MétisWorks is an online business directory of Métis owned and verified businesses. Developed by the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) as a tool to connect Métis businesses with procurement opportunities, and to allow Métis entrepreneurs to build relationships within their communities and across the province.


To find Metis businesses or register your Metis-owned business please click here.


Apeetogosan Metis Development Inc.

Apeetogosan is committed to providing profitable and sustainable financial services and support to clients who seek the means to attain economic self-sufficiency.

Services Provided Include:

  • Small Business Loans

  • Access to Small Business Grant (MEAP)

  • Support Service Programs

  • Business Advisory Services (Through Pinnacle Business Services Ltd.)

Like other business lending institutions, Apeetogosan’s future lies in the success of its clients. The loan process is designed to ensure that the ingredients for profitability are contained in the business proposal. We are here to help you along the path of turning your idea into a successful reality.

For more information click here.