Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek (BNA) (formerly known as Sand Point) has occupied the southeast shores of Lake Nipigon since time immemorial. Following years of displacement caused by the provincial and federal governments, BNA's land was returned to them in 2010. BNA is located on the eastern shore of Pijitiwabik Bay, which is on the southeastern shores of Lake Nipigon, 17km south of Beardmore, Ontario. The community and its leadership are now forging ahead with major economic development initiatives and re-establishing the community. BNA sees this as an opportunity to develop a green, sustainable community from the ground-up. The total membership of BNA is 250 members and their satellite office is located in Thunder Bay.