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Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC) Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 Treaty #3
  • Land area of Eagle Lake First Nation consists of 8,800 sq miles
  • To book Community Hall for events, contact Mike Henry at Band Office
  • Council members for term 2014-2016 are Joyce Gardner, James Kavanaugh, Kenneth Gardner, and William Gardner

Organization: Eagle Lake First Nation - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: 807-755-5526
Crisis: 9-1-1
Fax: 807-755-5696
PO Box 1001
Migisi Sahgaigan, ON
P0V 3H0
Street Address:
1220 Ojibway Dr
Migisi Sahgaigan
Location: Community is along NE shores of Eagle Lake approx 25 km SW of Dryden off Hwy 502 and Hwy 594
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Thu 9 am-5 pm * Fri 9 am-4 pm
Executives: Arnold Gardner - Chief
Joyce Gardner - Council Member
807-755-5526 ext 230
Public Contacts: Trisha Kavanaugh - Reception and Registry Clerk
807-755-5526 ext 0
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Eagle Lake First Nation

Community is along NE shores of Eagle Lake approx 25 km SW of Dryden off Hwy 502 and Hwy 594

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Owns the first "healthy house" in North America, a home built using environmentally friendly technology and materials, and powered by the wind and sun
  • Serviced by air through the Dryden Regional Airport, 42 km from community
  • Operates a Bingo Palace
  • Offers the P & R Convenience Store & Gas Bar, and Eagle Lake Contracting Heavy Equipment services
  • Offers 3 private home-based catering service businesses and a Kels Photography business
  • Provides a Community Hall, available for community members to book for activities and events
  • Provides many cultural activities including Pow-wows, community sweats, sharing circles, arts and crafts, and traditional healing and elders activities
  • Hosts community feasts, Family New Year's Eve dance, winter carnival, science fair, fish derbies and many sports activities such as hockey tournaments and baseball tournaments

Provides the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Early Childhood Development Center
  • Early Childhood Development Center, Brighter Futures
  • Early Childhood Development Center, Healthy Babies Healthy Children
  • Economic Development and Community Planning
  • Education Department
  • Education Department, Migisi Sahgaigan School
  • Health Centre
  • Health Services, Community Wellness
  • Health Services, Home Care
  • Health Services, Mental Health & Addictions
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program
  • Health Services, Referral Clerk
  • Housing Department
  • Indian Registry
  • Lands and Resources
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Operations and Maintenance

Fees: None
Application: Call for information
Eligibility / Target Population: Members of Eagle Lake First Nation
Languages: English * Interpretive Services
Language Notes: Ojibway, available upon request
Area Served:
District of Kenora  
See Also: Advocacy and Social Action for Indigenous Peoples
Affordable Housing
Child Abuse and Welfare
Financial Assistance
Government Services - Information
Health Centres and Programs for Indigenous Peoples

This information was last completely updated on February 1, 2018

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