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  • Keewaytinook Okimakanak means Northern Chiefs in Oji-Cree
  • Keewaytinook Okimakanak serves a collective on-reserve population of 2,931 individuals (as of 2012)
  • A member of the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)
Head Office
  • Fort Severn First Nation, Fort Severn, Ont P0V 1W0Ph: 807-478-2572 Fax: 807-478-1136 Toll-free: 1-800-387-3740
Offices also located in:
  • Dryden: 41 Duke St, Box 340, Dryden, Ont P8N 1C1
  • Sioux Lookout: K-Net Services, PO Box 1439, 115 King St, Sioux Lookout, Ont P8T 1B9, Ph: 807-737-1135 Fax: 807-737-1720 Toll-free: 1-800-737-5638
  • Thunder Bay: Keewaytinook Okimakanak Office, Ph: 807-346-4204, 216 Algoma St S, Thunder Bay Ont P7B 3C2 and 1046 Memorial Ave, Ph: 807-766-8442 (KO Secondary School Services & KO Research Institute)

Organization: Keewaytinook Okimakanak - Northern Chiefs Council  
Phone Numbers: Balmertown Office: 807-735-1381
Toll-Free: 1-800-387-3740
Fax: Office: 807-735-1383
Public Works: 807-735-1385
PO Box 340
Balmertown, ON
P0V 1C0
Street Address:
8 Mine Rd
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Executives: Geordi Kakepetum - Chief Executive Director
807-735-1381 ext 3305 *
Public Contacts: Brianna Emmerson - Receptionist
807-735-1381 ext 1329 *
Alana Imbeault - Executive Secretary
807-737-1381 ext 1292 *
Service Description: Serves as a non-political Chiefs Council which provides support services to six First Nation communities

Located at Mine Rd

Serves as a non-political Chiefs Council which provides advisory and support services to six First Nation communities
  • Provides governance, political support and advocacy to Keewaytinook Okimakanak First Nations in their quest to build self-sufficient communities
  • Promotes Aboriginal recognition and cultural awareness of the member First Nations
  • Consists of Chiefs and representatives from each community
  • Delivers programs and services through local community government
  • Operates various First Nation owned for-profit corporations

Provides technical and professional advisory services and programs in the following areas:
  • Financial Advisory Services
  • Health Services
  • Health Services, Crisis Intervention
  • Keewaytinook Centre of Excellence
  • Keewaytinook Internet High School
  • Keewaytinook Okimakanak Secondary School Services
  • KORI, Research Institute
  • Telecommunications, Kuhkenah Network (K-Net)
  • Public Works Unit
  • Telemedicine

Fees: None
Application: Services are delivered to community members at the local level (Band Office)
Eligibility / Target Population: Must belong to one of the member First Nations within Keewaytinook Okimakanak Territory
Some services are available to a broader membership as indicated in individual programs
Languages: English
Language Notes: Interpretive Services
Area Served:
See Also: Advocacy and Social Action for Indigenous Peoples

This information was last completely updated on November 23, 2018

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