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Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) Treaty #9
  • Reserve is road accessible approximately 256 km N from Thunder Bay on Hwy 11
  • Community members conduct most business affairs such as banking and grocery shopping in Longlac, a 5-minute drive from reserve
  • Community is currently (Mar 2014) working on the completion of an addition to reserve process (Additions to Reserve, ATR) that will add about 4,366 acres of land to the east side of the community, which is currently about one-square mile in size

Organization: Long Lake 58 First Nation - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: 807-876-2292
Fax: 807-876-2757
PO Box 609
Longlac, ON
P0T 2A0
Administration Building
209 Otter St
Location: Community is 40 km E of Geraldton on Hwy 11, on N shore of Long Lake and 1 km W of Longlac
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Executives: Marguerite Veronica Waboose - Chief
807-876-2292 ext 224 *
Henry Waboose - Band Manager
807-876-2292 ext 228 *
Contacts: Valerie Patabon - Band Secretary
807-876-2292 ext 221 *
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Long Lake 58 First Nation

Band Office - Community is 40 km E of Geraldton on Hwy 11, on N shore of Long Lake and 1 km W of Longlac

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Offers several small private businesses, a General Store and Gas Bar, and a Subway franchise
  • Provides a Canada Post postal station
  • Offers a new Community Centre that also houses the Youth and Elder Centre
  • Provides a Training Centre with a focus towards developing life skills and Adult Learning
  • Hosts an annual Pow Wow in July on the new grounds
  • Coordinates the Granny Francis Memorial Fish Derby in July with regional participation
  • Hosts an Annual Christmas gathering for community members
  • Participates in the Little NHL, one of Ontario's largest youth hockey tournaments
  • Provides free Internet access at the local schools or Band Office

Provides the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band office)
  • Economic Development
  • Education Department
  • Education Department, Migizi Wazisin Elementary School
  • Education Department, Migizi Miigwanan Secondary School
  • Fire Department
  • Health Centre
  • Health Centre, Aboriginal Healing and Wellness
  • Health Centre, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children
  • Health Centre, Child & Family Support
  • Health Centre, Immunization Clinic
  • Health Centre, Medical Transportation
  • Health Centre, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program
  • Housing Department
  • Land Management
  • Ontario Works
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Recreation

Fees: None
Application: Call for information
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Members of Long Lake 58 First Nation
Languages: English ; Interpretive Services
Language Note: Ojibway, available upon request
Area(s) Served:
District of Thunder Bay  
See Also: Advocacy and Social Action for Indigenous Peoples
Emergency Planning and Preparedness
Government Services - Information

This information was last completely updated on October 15, 2018

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