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Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) Treaty #5
  • Deer Lake is a dry community and ALL arriving passengers at airport and via winter road undergo a luggage check for alcohol and/or illegal substances
  • Reserve is only accessible by air year-round at Deer Lake Airport and a seasonal winter road from Pickle Lake, via the Northern Ontario Resource Trail and through North Spirit Lake First Nation or the winter road N from Red Lake

Organization: Deer Lake First Nation - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: 807-775-2141
Fax: 807-775-2220
c/o Deer Lake Band Office
Box 39
Deer Lake, ON
P0V 1N0
Street Address:
Deer Lake  
Location: Community is 180 km N of Red Lake on NE shore of Deer Lake
Accessibility: Partially Accessible    Partially Accessible
Accessibility Notes: Parking -- No designated handicapped parking space; Entrance -- Accessible with side ramp but no automatic push button doors; Washroom -- Not accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Executives: Roy Dale Meekis - Chief
Lita Pemmican - Band Administrator
Public Contacts: Angie Meekis - Band Secretary
Mickie Meekis - Deputy Chief
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Deer Lake First Nation

Band Office - Community is 180 km N of Red Lake on NE shore of Deer Lake

  • Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Offers one main Northern Store, three private gas stations, J & D Trading and a few small privately-run businesses
  • Operates a Canada Post postal service
  • Operates a small airport maintained and serviced by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario and served by Wasaya Airways
  • Provides air ambulance services as needed
  • Offers the local Ennis Memorial TV & Radio Station used daily to share community news
  • Co-owns a small run-of-the-river hydro generating station on the Severn River with Hydro One

  • Provides the following programs and services:
    • Administration (Band office)
    • Aboriginal Head Start Program
    • Child and Family Services
    • Deer Lake Education Authority
    • Deer Lake Education Authority, Deer Lake School
    • Economic Development
    • Fire Department
    • Health Services
    • Health Services, Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative
    • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children
    • Health Services, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program
    • Health Services, Crisis Intervention
    • Health Services, Family Well Being Program
    • Health Services, Home and Community Care Program
    • Health Services, Home Support Program
    • Health Services, Maternal Child Health Program
    • Health Services, Mental Health Program
    • Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program
    • Health Services, Nursing Station
    • Health Services, Nursing Station, Medical Transportation Program
    • Health Services, Women and Child Community Nutrition Educator
    • Ontario Works
    • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
    • Public Works Department

    Fees: None
    Application: Call for information
    Eligibility / Target Population: Members of Deer Lake First Nation
    Languages: English * Interpretive Services
    Language Notes: Cree, Oji-Cree; available upon request
    Area Served:
    See Also: Advocacy and Social Action for Indigenous Peoples
    Emergency Planning and Preparedness
    Government Services - Information

    This information was last completely updated on January 18, 2018

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