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Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) Treaty #5
  • Consists of 1 main reserve; only accessible by air year-round and a seasonal winter ice road N from Red Lake through Pikangikum First Nation
  • Poplar Hill is a dry community and ALL arriving passengers at airport and via winter road undergo a luggage check for alcohol and/or illegal substances
  • Poplar Hill Accommodations: 807-772-1029

Organization: Poplar Hill First Nation - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: Main 807-772-8838
Crisis: Nishnawbe-Aski Police 807-772-1030
Fax: 807-772-8876
PO Box 1
Poplar Hill, ON
P0V 3E0
Street Address:
Poplar Hill  
Location: Community is approx 120 km N of Red Lake along banks of Berens River near Ont/Man border
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Executives: Jacob Strang - Chief
Charlie Moose - Band Administrator
Public Contacts: Susan Owen - Band Secretary
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Poplar Hill First Nation

Band Office - Community is 120 km N of Red Lake near Manitoba border

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Offers a main Northern grocery store and gas station and the Poplar Hill Motel
  • Operates a Canada Post postal service
  • Operates the Poplar Hill Airport, 1.1 km from the community; maintained and serviced by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario and served primarily by Wasaya Airways

Provides the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Economic Development
  • Education Authority
  • Education Authority, Abe Scatch Memorial School
  • Health Services Department
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children
  • Health Services, Crisis Intervention
  • Health Services, Family Well Being Program
  • Health Services, Home Care Program
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation
  • Health Services, Mental Health Program
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Progrm
  • Health Services, Nursing Station
  • Lands and Resources Department
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Public Works Department

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

This information was last completely updated on February 9, 2018

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