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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
  • Originally part of Lansdowne House but in 1975 a group left community due to violence to set up own reserve on Nibinamik Lake
  • Nibinamik is a dry community and ALL arriving passengers at airport and via winter road undergo a luggage check for alcohol and/or illegal substances
  • People of Nibinamik are famous for their creative crafts through beadwork, wood carvings, and moccasins; the quality of slippers they produce is truly rare and their gifted craft is in high demand
  • Tikinagan Child & Family Services office in Nibinamik: 807-593-9975
  • Amik Lodge: 807-593-2227

Organization: Nibinamik First Nation - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: 807-593-2131
Fax: 807-593-2270
c/o Nibinamik Band Office
General Delivery
Summer Beaver, ON
P0T 3B0
Street Address:
Summer Beaver  
Location: Community is 385 km NE of Sioux Lookout, 500 km N of Thunder Bay along E shores of Nibinamik Lake on Winisk River system
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Executives: Johnny Yellowhead - Chief
Walter P Oskineegish - Band Manager
807-593-2131 ext 201 *
Public Contacts: Nora Wapoose-Wabasse - Executive Secretary
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Nibinamik First Nation

Band Office - Reserve is 385 km NE of Sioux Lookout, 500 km N of Thunder Bay

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Offers a few private businesses including Summer Beaver Gas Service, Timmins Wabasse Convenience Store, Anik's Store and Nibinamik Fur Trading Co
  • Provides the Northern Store and a Canada Post postal station
  • Offers a local taxi service and a laundromat
  • Offers the Anglican Church of Canada with Sunday services conducted in the Native language
  • Serviced with flights to/from Summer Beaver Airport, 4.6 km SW of the community; administered and operated by Ministry of Transportation

Provides the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band office)
  • Economic Development
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children (AHBHC)
  • Health Services, Crisis Intervention
  • Health Services, Daycare Program
  • Health Services, Diabetes Program
  • Health Services, Early Childhood Development
  • Health Services, Family Well Being Program
  • Health Services, Home and Community Care
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation
  • Health Services, Mental Health Program
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP)
  • Health Services, Nursing Station
  • Health Services, Youth Program
  • Nibinamik Education Authority
  • Nibinamik Education Centre
  • Ontario Works
  • Public Works
  • Recreation Department
  • Volunteer Fire Department

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

This information was last completely updated on November 23, 2018

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