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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
  • Neskantaga is a dry community and ALL arriving passengers at airport and via winter road undergo a luggage check for alcohol and/or illegal substances
  • Tikinagan Child and Family Services office in Neskantaga: 807-479-1067

Organization: Neskantaga First Nation - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: 807-479-2570
Fax: 807-479-1138
PO Box 105
Lansdowne House, ON
P0T 1Z0
Street Address:
Lansdowne House  
Location: Community is 180 km NE of Pickle Lake, 560 km N of Thunder Bay, on S shore of Attawapiskat Lake
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Executives: Wayne Moonias - Chief
807-479-2570 ext 24 *
Chris Moonias - Band Manager
807-479-2570 ext 29 *
Public Contacts: Jocelyn Yellowhead - Band Office Reception
Geraldine Yellowhead - Executive Secretary
807-479-2570 ext 28 *
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Neskantaga First Nation

Band Office - Community is 180 km NE of Pickle Lake, 560 km N of Thunder Bay, on S shore of Attawapiskat Lake

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Offers several private businesses which include the Neskantaga Northern store, Leo's Confectionary and Trappers Co-op Store
  • Provides a Canada Post postal station and Community Centre
  • Offers a local community radio station
  • Serviced with flights to/from Lansdowne House Airport, administered and operated by Ministry of Transportation
  • 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
  • Opened the Neskantaga Training Centre in Aug 2014 with state-of-the art technology which offers a wide variety of curriculum including access to secondary and post-secondary institutions, safety training courses, and trades and technical certifications

Provides the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Child and Family Services
  • Economic Development
  • Family Well Being Program
  • Neskantaga Education Centre
  • Fire Department
  • Health Services
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children
  • Health Services, Brighter Futures
  • Health Services, Crisis Intervention
  • Health Services, Home and Community Care
  • Health Services, Immunization Clinic
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation
  • Health Services, Mental Health Program
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program
  • Housing Authority
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Public Works
  • Youth Program

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

This information was last completely updated on February 13, 2018

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