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Tribal Council: Windigo First Nations Council Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) Treaty #9
  • Reserve is only accessible by air year-round and a seasonal winter road from Pickle Lake, via Northern Ontario Resource Trail which takes an average of 5 hours
  • Cat Lake is a dry community and ALL arriving passengers at airport and via winter road undergo a luggage check for alcohol and/or illegal substances
  • Nearest urban centre is Pickle Lake, 115 km SE of Cat Lake; winter road runs N from Pickle Lake and takes approx 4-5 hours to drive to Cat Lake
  • Cat Lake Airport: Manager is Riley Sakakeesic, PO Box 74
  • Cat Lake Lodge: 807-347-2100

Organization: Cat Lake First Nation - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: Band Office 807-347-2100
Cat Lake Airport 807-347-2066
Fax: 807-347-2116
c/o Band Office
PO Box 81
Cat Lake, ON
P0V 1J0
Street Address:
122 Back Rd W
Cat Lake
Location: Community is 180 km N of Sioux Lookout along the N shores of Cat Lake river system
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Band Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Executives: Matthew Keewaykapow - Chief
Abigail Wesley - Deputy Chief
Public Contacts: Noreen Crane - Administrative Assistant
Rhoda Turtle - Executive Secretary
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Cat Lake First Nation

Band Office - Community is 180 km N of Sioux Lookout along the north shores of the Cat Lake river system

  • Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Offers 1 main store (Northern), Cat Lake Lodge, Gray's Motel, a few small privately-run businesses and a local radio station
  • Operates a Canada Post postal service located in the Band Office
  • Operates a small airport maintained and serviced by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario and served by Wasaya Airways and Cat Air

  • Provides the following programs and services:
    • Administration (Band office)
    • Child and Family Services (Tikinagan)
    • Economic Development
    • Education Department
    • Education Department, Lawrence Wesley Education Centre
    • Health Authority
    • Health Authority, Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative
    • Health Authority, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children (AHBHC)
    • Health Authority, Brighter Futures Program
    • Health Authority, Family Well Being Program
    • Health Authority, Maternal Child Health Program
    • Health Authority, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP)
    • Housing Program
    • Margaret Gray Nursing Station
    • Margaret Gray Nursing Station, Immunization Clinic
    • Margaret Gray Nursing Station, Medical Transportation Program
    • Ontario Works
    • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
    • Operations and Maintenance
    • Oshkee Meekena Residential Treatment Centre
    • Volunteer Fire Department
    • Wellness Program

    Fees: None
    Application: Call for information
    Eligibility / Target Population: Members of Cat Lake 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 January 17, 2019

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