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Tribal Council: Nokiiwin Tribal Council (NTC) Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) Robinson-Superior Treaty
  • Consists of 1 main reserve known as Fort William Indian Reserve 52 which has a land area of approx 22.5 sq miles
  • Arena is located at 200 Mission Rd; contact ph: 807-622-3993
  • Mountain Bingo Hall is at 400 Anemki Dr, ph: 807-622-5914; dates and times for games are available on website

Organization: Fort William First Nation - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: 807-623-9543
Toll-Free: 1-866-892-8687
Crisis: 9-1-1
After Hours: 807-622-8802
Fax: 807-623-5190
90 Anemki Dr, Suite 200
Fort William First Nation, ON
P7J 1L3
Intersection: Anemki Dr and Mission Rd
Location: Fort William Reserve is located on W shore of Lake Superior, south of and adjacent to the city of Thunder Bay
Accessibility: Partially Accessible    Partially Accessible
Accessibility Notes: Entrance -- Not Accessible; Parking -- Accessible with designated parking space; Washroom -- Not Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Executives: Peter Collins - Chief
807-623-9543 ext 235 *
Ken Ogima - Chief Executive Officer
807-623-9543 ext 233 *
Public Contacts: Kristy Boucher - Communications Officer and Executive Assistant
807-623-9543 ext 217 *
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Fort William First Nation

Band Office is located at Anemki Dr near Mission Rd near the base of Mount McKay

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the members
  • Serviced by air through the Thunder Bay Regional Airport
  • Provides an indoor arena including 2 full-size rinks, a physical fitness centre and a gymnasium
  • Provides several gas station/grocery store facilities on-reserve
  • Offers St Anne's Catholic Church parish on-reserve
  • Offers a business park at east end of community which is home to several enterprises including Band Office and Wasaya Airways
  • Publishes a weekly newsletter available on website, emailed to member in-box, or at Band Office
  • Owns the Anemki Mountain Corporation which manages most office and community buildings
  • Home to the Loch Lomond ski hill, Chippewa Park (amusement and wildlife park) and Nor'Wester mountains located in the W portion of the community
  • Receives local bus service provided by Thunder Bay Transit; Route 6 Mission serves the community eleven times between 7:30 am and 6:40 pm, Mon-Fri
  • Hosts an Annual Pow Wow in July; currently planning construction (to be completed by Jul 2014) of new pow wow facility on Mt McKay (Animikii-wajiw), considered a sacred site
  • Coordinates weekly bingo games at the Mountain Bingo Hall located in the Community Centre

Provides the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Cultural Program
  • Economic Development
  • Education Department
  • Education Department, Awards & Bursaries
  • Employment & Training
  • Health Centre
  • Health Centre, Community Addictions, Recovery & Education (CARE)
  • Health Centre, Diabetes Program
  • Health Centre, Family Support
  • Health Centre, Good Food Box Program
  • Health Centre, Healing Strategy
  • Health Centre, Medical Transportation
  • Housing Department
  • Lands & Property Management
  • Membership
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Public Works
  • Recreation Program
  • Youth Centre

Fees: None
Application: Call for information
Eligibility / Target Population: Members of Fort William First Nation
Languages: English * Interpretive Services
Language Notes: Ojibway, available upon request
Area Served:
City of Thunder Bay  
See Also: Advocacy and Social Action for Indigenous Peoples
Affordable Housing
Government Services - Information

This information was last completely updated on December 7, 2017

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