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Independent First Nation (not part of a Tribal Council) Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) Treaty #9
  • Consists of 2 reserves; Osnaburgh 63A Indian Reserve and a larger Osnaburgh 63B Indian Reserve
  • Mishkeegogamang also consists of several separate, disconnected communities: on main reserve are Bottle Hill, Poplar Heights and Sandy Road; Ten Houses is 15 mi S from main reserve and a few other communities are Doghole Bay, Eric Lake, Ace Lake, Rat Rapids, Cedar Rapids and Metcalfe
  • Radio Station: ph 807-928-2805 fax 807-928-2018; contact Theodore Mishenene, email:

Organization: Mishkeegogamang First Nation - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: Main 807-928-2414
Toll-Free: 1-877-528-2414
Fax: 807-928-2077
c/o Mishkeegogamang Band Office
General Delivery
Mishkeegogamang, ON
P0V 2H0
Street Address:
1 First Nation St
Location: Community is along Hwy 599, approx 20 km S of Pickle Lake on shores of Lake St Joseph
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Executives: David Masakeyash - Chief
807-928-2927 *
Laureen Wassaykeesic - Head Councillor
Public Contacts: Kate Loon - Band Office Secretary
Leanne Neetumgeesic - Finance Clerk
807-928-2414 ext 2233 *
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Mishkeegogamang First Nation

Band Office - Community is on Hwy 599, approx 20 km S of Pickle Lake on shores of Lake St Joseph

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Offers several community businesses including Laureen's Gas & Grocery Store, The Bottle's Store, Maxine's Gas Stop and a taxi service
  • Provides an elementary school and an adult learning centre for distance education
  • Offers churches of various denominations
  • Operates a Canada Post postal service
  • Offers a local radio station
  • Serviced by air through charters and Wasaya flights at the Pickle Lake Airport
  • Publishes a community newsletter, the "Mishkeegogamang Ojibway Nation Community Update"
  • Sponsors a community hockey team called the Missabay Falcons
  • 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)
  • Education Services
  • Education Services, Missabay Community School
  • Family Well Being Program
  • Fire Services
  • Health Centre
  • Health Centre, Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Health Centre, Immunization Clinic
  • Health Centre, Medical Transportation
  • Health Centre, Travel Clerk
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children
  • Health Services, Home and Community Care
  • Health Services, Mishkeegogamang Safehouse
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program
  • Health Services, Pashkokogan Healing Lodge
  • Housing Department
  • Ontario Works
  • Public Works Department

Fees: None
Application: Call for information
Eligibility / Target Population: Members of Mishkeegogamang First Nation
Languages: English * Interpretive Services
Language Notes: Ojibway, 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 October 10, 2018

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