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Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Management Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) Treaty #9
  • Community only accessible by air or winter/ice road branching off the Northern Ont Resource Trail heading N from Pickle Lake
  • Webequie is a dry community and ALL arriving passengers at airport and via winter road undergo a luggage check for alcohol and/or illegal substances
  • Community is surrounded by Winisk River Provincial Park
  • Tikinagan Child & Family Services office in Webequie: 807-353-5202 or 1-866-833-5606
  • Webequie Business Centre (motel): 807-353-5506 or 807-353-5504
  • Peacekeepers coordinator is Peter Jacob (

Organization: Webequie First Nation - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: Band Office: 807-353-6531
Peacekeepers: 807-353-1210
Fax: 807-353-1218
c/o Band Office
PO Box 268
Webequie, ON
P0T 3A0
Street Address:
Location: Community is 250 km NE of Pickle Lake, 540 km N of Thunder Bay, on northern peninsula of Eastwood Island in Winisk Lake
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Executives: Cornelius Wabasse - Chief
807-353-6531 ext 227 *
Ida Troutlake - Band Administrator
Public Contacts: Heidi Troutlake - Receptionist
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Webequie First Nation

Band Office - Reserve is 250 km NE of Pickle Lake, 540 km N of Thunder Bay, on Eastwood Island in Winisk Lake

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Offers a small business centre which includes the Northwest Company's Northern Store and the Webequie Motel
  • Provides a Canada Post postal station
  • Provides 3 sweat lodges for community members
  • Operates a local radio station, CSPN Radio
  • Serviced with several daily passenger flights by Wasaya Airlines and Nakina Outpost Air Service to/from Webequie Airport, administered and operated by Ministry of Transportation; charter air service also available
  • Participates in the Junior Canadian Rangers Program for youth (12-18 years) which teaches various skills including but not limited to first aid, using rifles safely, hunting and fishing, Native customs and traditions, healthy living, staying in school and drug and alcohol abuse awareness

Provides the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band office)
  • Child and Family Services
  • Economic Development
  • Fire Department
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children
  • Health Services, Crisis Intervention
  • Health Services, Family Well Being Program
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation
  • Health Services, Mental Health Program
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program
  • Health Services, Nursing Station
  • Housing Department
  • Ontario Works
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Peacekeepers Services
  • Webequie First Nation Education Authority
  • Webequie First Nation Education Authority, Simon Jacob Memorial Education Centre

Fees: None
Application: Call for information
Eligibility / Target Population: Members of Webequie First Nation
Languages: English * Interpretive Services
Language Notes: 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 May 30, 2018

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