Bearskin Lake First Nation
The community of Bearskin Lake is located four hundred and twenty-five (425) kilometres north of Sioux Lookout. This isolated remote Northwestern Ontario community is accessible only by air or ice road. During the coldest months the road extends from Windigo Lake north through Muskrat Dam. The community is located on Lake Michikan. Three settlements make up the Bearskin Lake First Nation. The main village is situated on the west shore of the lake and all three communities are tied to one another by all weather gravel roads.
Cat Lake First Nation
Cat Lake First Nation is an isolated First Nation community accessible by aircraft only. It is situated approximately 179 kilometers due north of Sioux Lookout in Northwestern Ontario. The nearest urban centre is Pickle Lake, approximately 115 air kilometers southeast of Cat Lake. The Cat Lake Reserve is approximately 538 acres is size and situated on the north shores of the Cat Lake river system. The community is located on the southeast corner of the Reserve.
Deer Lake First Nation
The Deer Lake First Nation is a small oji-cree community which holds 1653.6 hectres of land located approximately 180 kilometers North of Red Lake, Ontario. It has an on-reserve population of approximately 1,100, and a total membership of approximately 1,200. It is accessible year-round by air, and by ice road. It is connected to Sandy Lake First Nation, and North Spirit Lake First Nation during the coldest months of the winter, as a result, experience in higher cost of transportation.
Eabametoong First Nation
Eabametoong, also known as Fort Hope, is an Ojibway First Nation in Kenora District, Ontario, Canada. Located on the shore of Eabamet Lake in the Albany River system, the community is located approximately 300 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay and is accessible only by airplane to Fort Hope Airport or water, or by winter/ice roads, which connect the community to the Northern Ontario Resource Trail.
As of 2007, the total membership of the Eabametoong First Nation is 2190 on the Indian registry. Approximately 1300 members live on-reserve and 890 members live off-reserve. The total population living on reserve does not include non-band members (i.e. teachers, nurses, and people from other reserves).
Eagle Lake First Nation
Eagle Lake First Nation is situated on the northeast shores of Eagle Lake and is located in the heart of the Canadian Shield in the boreal forests and lakes of Northwestern Ontario. The community is approximately 25 km southwest of Dryden and is accessible via Highways 502 and 594, and is a two hour drive from the U.S. border. Eagle Lake’s total population as of April 2010 is 574.
The people of Eagle Lake are governed by a Chief and three Council members, elected every two years under the Indian Act. Eagle Lake is part of the Grand Council Treaty #3 which was signed on October 3, 1873. Grand Council Treaty #3 covers 55,000 square miles.
Fort Severn First Nation
Fort Severn First Nation is located on Hudson Bay and is the most northern community in Ontario, Canada. In 2001, the population was 401, consisting of 90 families in an area of 40 square kilometres. The legal name of the reserve is Fort Severn 89; most Indian reserves in Canada have a number after the name.
The town is linked by winter/ice road called the Wapusk Trail in the winter to Peawanuck, Ontario in the east, and Shamattawa and Gillam, Manitoba to the west.
Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, also known as Big Trout Lake is located approximately 400 km northeast of Sioux Lookout, with an on-reserve population of approximately 960. In 1991, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug declared its independence from First Nation organizations and chose to pursue their community aspirations and objectives on a nation to nation basis with the government of Canada.
Big Trout Lake is a fly-in community, accessible by air, and winter road in the colder months.
Kingfisher Lake First Nation
Kingfisher First Nation is an Oji-Cree First Nation located 350 kilometres (220 mi) north of Sioux Lookout, Ontario. It is accessible by air all year round, waterways during summer and ice roads in winter. As of December, 2009, the First Nation had a total registered population of 500 people, of which their on-Reserve population was 462. The community speaks the Oji-Cree language, with majority of the population being fluent in English as well.
Kasabonika Lake First Nation
Kasabonika Lake First Nation is located 448 kilometres northeast of Sioux Lookout, Ontario and along the Asheweig River. We are a remote First Nation, accessible by air and by winter road. In September, 2007, the total registered population was 914, of which the on-reserve population was 866.
In Kasabonika Lake First Nation, we are continuously seeking ways to improve our quality of life while increasing our self-reliance in a new social and economic world.
Keewaywin First Nation
Keewaywin is a small Oji-Cree community in Northern Ontario, located north of Red Lake, Ontario. It is connected to Sandy Lake First Nation by Sandy Lake. It is part of the Keewaytinook Okimakanak Council (Northern Chiefs) and the Nishnawbe Aski Nation. Sandy Lake First Nation Band members separated from Sandy Lake First Nation to form Keewaywin First Nation. The Indian reserve is entirely surrounded by territory of the Unorganized Kenora District.
Koochiching First Nation
Lac Seul First Nation
Lac Seul First Nation is located on the southeastern shores of Lac Seul, 56 kilometres (35 mi) northeast of the city of Dryden, Ontario. Though Lac Seul First Nation is a treaty signatory to Treaty 3, the First Nation is a member of the Independent First Nations Alliance, a regional tribal council and a member of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation.
The registered population of Lac Seul was 2,837 persons in April of 2008, of which the on-reserve population was 774. The First Nation have the 26,821.5 hectares (104 sq mi) Lac Seul 28 Indian Reserve, known as Obishikokaang in the Anishinaabe language, containing three settlements. Frenchmen’s Head is accessible by road and is approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) from Sioux Lookout. Whitefish Bay is also newly accessible by road and is approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) from Sioux Lookout, Ontario. Kejick Bay is approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi) northwest of Sioux Lookout and is accessible by road and water and air. Frenchmen’s Head and Kejick Bay each have a population of about 400 each, while Whitefish Bay has a population of about 100.
The Indian reserve is bordered on all sides by territory of the Unorganized Kenora District, except at its southeast, which borders the town of Sioux Lookout.
Marten Falls First Nation
Marten Falls First Nation is an Anishinaabe First Nation located in northern Ontario. The First Nation occupies communities on both sides of the Albany River in Northern Ontario, including Ogoki Post (Ojibwe: Ogookiing) in the Cochrane District and Marten Falls in the Kenora District. As of December 2013, the First Nation had a total registered population of 728 people, of which their on-reserve population was 328 people.
McDowell Lake First Nation
McDowell Lake First Nation (Oji-Cree: Misi-zhaaga’iganiing) is a small Oji-Cree First Nation located in Northern Ontario, located approximately 155 km northeast of Red Lake, Ontario, Canada, on the central western shore of McDowell Lake. As of December, 2007, their total registered population was 52. It is part of the Keewaytinook Okimakanak Council (Northern Chiefs) and the Nishnawbe Aski Nation.
The First Nation’s MacDowell Lake Indian Settlement, also known as MacDowell Lake, Ontario, is accessible by float and ski equipped aircraft. Though no winter/ice roads connect this community in the winter, a person can use either snowmobiles or snowshoes to trail off from winter/ice roads and head towards the community. Nearest winter/ice roads from the community connect Red Lake, Ontario, to North Spirit Lake, Deer Lake and Sandy Lake First Nations.
Mishkeegogamang First Nation
Mishkeegogamang First Nation, also known as New Osnaburgh, Osnaburgh House, or Osnaburgh for various settlements, or “Oz” for short, is an Ojibwa First Nations band government in the Canadian province of Ontario. Until 1993, the band was called the Osnaburgh First Nation.
It is located along Highway 599 in the Kenora District, approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of Pickle Lake. In September, 2007, its total registered population was 1,835, of which the on-reserve population was 909. At one time a member of the Windigo First Nations Council, Mishkeegogamang First Nation is not part of any regional tribal councils as of February 2015; however, they have retained their membership with the Nishnawbe Aski Nation.
Muskrat Dam First Nation
The Muskrat Dam Lake First Nation is an Oji-Cree First Nation in Northern Ontario. They reside on the 1,939.7 hectares (4,793.1 acres) Muskrat Dam Lake reserve, located on Muskrat Dam Lake in the Kenora District. The community of Muskrat Dam, Ontario, is located on this reserve. In June 2008, their total registered population was 387 people, of which their on-reserve population was around 195.
The reserve’s primary transportation link is the Muskrat Dam Airport.
Neskantaga First Nation
Neskantaga First Nation (formerly known as Lansdowne House Indian Band) is a remote Oji-Cree First Nation community in the northern reaches of the Canadian province of Ontario, situated along the shore of Attawapiskat Lake in the District of Kenora.
The First Nation is a signatory to Treaty 9 (originally as part of the Fort Hope Band) and has reserved for itself the 831.50 hectares (2,054.7 acres) Neskantaga Indian Reserve, containing the main community of Lansdowne House Indian Settlement, also known as Lansdowne House, Ontario. Associated with the Neskantaga First Nation is the Summer Beaver Indian Settlement, which is shared with Nibinamik First Nation. The Lansdowne House is linked to the rest of Ontario by the Lansdowne House Airport, and by winter roads and ice roads to points south, via the Northern Ontario Resource Trail. As of November 2011, there is a total registered population of 414 people, of whom 304 people live on their own reserve.
Nibinamik First Nation
Nibinamik First Nation, also known as Summer Beaver Band, is a small Oji-Cree First Nation in Northern Ontario, located on the Summer Beaver Settlement that is connected to the rest of the province by its airport, and a winter/ice road that leads to the Northern Ontario Resource Trail.
In October 2009, Nibinamik First Nation had a registered population of 440 people, of which only 28 were located in the Summer Beaver Settlement. The First Nation is a member of the Matawa First Nations, a regional Chiefs council, and Nishnawbe Aski Nation, a Tribal Political Organization representing majority of First Nations in Northern Ontario.
North Spirit Lake First Nation
North Spirit Lake First Nation is a small Oji-Cree community in Northern Ontario, located north of Red Lake, Ontario. It is connected to Sandy Lake First Nation, and Deer Lake First Nation by winter/ice roads. It is part of the Keewaytinook Okimakanak Council (Northern Chiefs) and the Nishnawbe Aski Nation.
North Caribou Lake First Nation
North Caribou Lake First Nation or Weagamow First Nation, sometimes also known as Round Lake First Nation, is an Oji-Cree First Nation located in Kenora District in northern Ontario, Canada. It is approximately 320 km or 202 air miles north of Sioux Lookout, Ontario. As of January 2008, the First Nation had a registered population of 928 people, of which their on-Reserve population was 677.
Ojibway Nation of Saugeen
The Ojibway Nation of Saugeen is an Ojibwa First Nation in the Canadian province of Ontario. The Nation is located in the Thunder Bay District, approximately 20 kilometres northwest of Savant Lake. In December, 2007, its total registered population was 206, of which the on-reserve population was 72.The Ojibway Nation of Saugeen’s landbase consists of a 5986 ha Ojibway Nation of Saugeen Indian Reserve.
Pikangikum First Nation
The Pikangikum First Nation is an Ojibwe First Nation located on the 1,808-hectare (4,470-acre) Pikangikum 14 Reserve, in Unorganized Kenora District in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. The main centre is the community of Pikangikum, on Pikangikum Lake on the Berens River, part of the Hudson Bay drainage system; it is approximately 100 kilometres (60 mi) north of the town of Red Lake.
Poplar Hill First Nation
Poplar Hill First Nation is an Anishinaabe (Ojibway) First Nations band government in Thunder Bay, approximately 120 km north of Red Lake near the Ontario-Manitoba border. The First Nation is accessible by air and winter road. In January 2008, the First Nation had a registered population of 451 people, of which their on-Reserve population was 423.
Sachigo Lake First Nation
Sachigo Lake First Nation is an Oji-Cree First Nation in Unorganized Kenora District in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. It is located on Sachigo Lake, part of the Sachigo River system and Hudson Bay drainage basin, approximately 425 kilometres (264 mi) north of the town of Sioux Lookout. As of September 2011, the First Nation had a registered population of 814 people, of which the on-reserve population was 443.
Sandy Lake First Nation
Sandy Lake First Nation (or Negaw-zaaga’igani Nitam-Anishinaabe) is an independent Oji-Cree First Nation. The First Nation community, in the west part of Northern Ontario, is located in the Kenora District, 227 kilometres (141 mi) northeast of Red Lake, Ontario. Its registered population in June 2007 was 2,474. Sandy Lake First Nation maintains an affiliation with Nishnawbe Aski Nation, as a signatory to the Treaty 5.
Slate Falls First Nation
Slate Falls First Nation community is located approximately 122 kilometers north of Sioux Lookout and is accessible by float plane(summer), ski plane(winter) and wheeled aircraft as there is an airstrip. Slate Falls is also accessible by one all-weather road.
Wabigoon Lake First Nation
Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, or commonly as Wabigoon First Nation, is a Saulteaux First Nation located in Kenora District in northwestern Ontario, Canada. It is approximately 19 km southeast of Dryden, Ontario. As of January 2008, the First Nation had a registered population of 533 people, of which their on-Reserve population was 175.
Wapekeka First Nation
Wapekeka First Nation (formerly known as Angling Lake First Nation) is a First Nation in the Canadian province of Ontario. An Oji-Cree community in the Kenora District, the community is located approximately 450 kilometres northeast of Sioux Lookout. In January, 2008, the total registered population was 375, of which the on-reserve population was 355.
The First Nation have as its reserve the 3605 ha Wapekeka 1 Indian Reserve and the 2026.5 ha Wapekeka 2 Indian Reserve, and two Addendums in 1996 and 1997. The First Nation observes Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5) in winter and Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4) in the summer.
Wawakapewin First Nation
Wawakapewin First Nation is an Oji-Cree First Nation located 350 kilometers north of Sioux Lookout, Ontario. More specifically in geological terms, it is located at 53°14′31″N 89°08′31″W. It is only accessible by air and the winter road system from Pickle Lake. It is a small community in which the registered population in June 2013 was 73, of which 43 lived on their own Reserve. The current Chief is Joshua Frogg. Wakakapewin First Nation is a member of Shibogama First Nations Council.
Webiquie First Nation
Webequie First Nation is located on the northern peninsula of Eastwood Island on Winisk Lake, 540 km (336 mi) north of Thunder Bay in Ontario, Canada. Webequie is a fly-in community with no summer road access. The primary way into the community is by air to Webequie Airport or winter road, which connects to the Northern Ontario Resource Trail. The First Nation have the 34,279 ha Webequie Indian Reserve. The Webequie or Webiqui Indian Settlement also have reserve status. Webequie First Nation is a member of the Matawa First Nations, a Regional Chiefs’ Council and a member of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation.
The registered population of Webequie was 714 persons in September of 2007, of which the on-reserve population was 253. The reserve is entirely surrounded by territory of the Unorganized Kenora District.
Wunnumin Lake First Nation
Wunnumin Lake First Nation is an Oji-Cree First Nation located 360 km northeast of Sioux Lookout in Ontario, Canada. Its registered population in January 2007 was 565.
The Wunnumin Lake community can be accessed primarily through air transportation; however, during certain seasons one can also travel to this community using either the winter trails, winter road system or waterways.