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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 heading N from Red Lake
  • North Spirit 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
  • North Spirit Lake Post Office: 807-776-2554

Organization: North Spirit Lake First Nation - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: 807-776-0021
Fax: 807-776-0026
c/o North Spirit Lake Band Office
General Delivery
North Spirit Lake, ON
P0V 2G0
Street Address:
North Spirit Lake  
Location: Community is approx 170 km NE of Red Lake on SW shore of North Spirit Lake
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Executives: Caroline Keesick - Chief
Rita Thompson - Deputy Chief
Public Contacts: Kelly Rae - Band Office Receptionist
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the North Spirit Lake First Nation

Band Office - Community is approx 170 km NE of Red Lake on W shore of North Spirit Lake

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Offers one main North Spirit Foods grocery store, a few smaller convenience stores and gas station
  • Operates a Canada Post postal service
  • Operates a small airport maintained and serviced by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario and served primarily by Wasaya Airways
  • Hosts recreational, traditional, and social activities throughout the year including baseball tournaments, volleyball tournaments, annual and seasonal feasts, traditional teachings in arts and crafts and traditional practices along with other holiday celebrations
  • Opened Cliffdweller Inn, a new hotel in Aug 2016
  • Community has many artists who paint and make handicrafts

Provides the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band office)
  • Child and Family Services
  • E-Centre
  • Economic Development
  • Education Department
  • Education Department, Victoria Linklater Memorial School
  • Health Services
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children
  • Health Services, Family Well Being Program
  • Health Services, Home and Community Care Program
  • Health Services, Maternal Child Health Program
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation
  • Health Services, Mental Health Program
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program
  • Housing Department
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Public Works Department

Fees: None
Application: Call for information
Eligibility / Target Population: Members of North Spirit Lake First Nation
Languages: English * Interpretive Services
Language Notes: 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 January 9, 2019

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