Kahkewistahaw Chief Evan Taypotat points out Birds Point at Round Lake, in the distance, from one of his favorite spots on the Kahkewistahaw First Nation. Photo by Kevin Weedmark

Originally published on September 3, 2019 for the World Spectator.
Written by Kevin and Kristen Weedmark.

The purchase of Billy’s Pub and Restaurant, mini-golf and barbecue at Birds Point, and the planned purchase of the adjoining campground and beach area, are part of a long-term economic development plan aimed at gaining financial independence for Kahkewistahaw, says Chief Evan Taypotat.

The Kahkewistahaw Chief and Council, along with the Kahkewistahaw 1907 Specific Claim Trustees, announced last week they have purchased Billy’s Pub and Restaurant, mini golf course and barbecue at Birds Point, with the property officially changing hands September 4. There will be a grand opening at Billy’s Pub and Restaurant Saturday, September 14.

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Kahkewistahaw First Nation: Birds Point purchase part of long-term economic plan