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Tribal Council: Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) Treaty #9
  • Community is only accessible by air through the Muskrat Dam Airport and a seasonal winter/ice road N from Pickle Lake
  • Muskrat Dam is a dry community and ALL arriving passengers at airport and via winter road undergo a luggage check for alcohol and/or illegal substances
  • Muskrat Dam Hotel: 807-471-9920 or 807-471-2573

Organization: Muskrat Dam First Nation - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: 807-471-2573
Crisis: Ambulance: 1-877-351-2345
Police Dispatch: 1-888-310-1122
Fax: Main: 807-471-2699 Finance: 807-471-2540
c/o Band Office
PO Box 140
Muskrat Dam, ON
P0V 3B0
Street Address:
Muskrat Dam  
Location: Community is approx 370 km N of Sioux Lookout, on NW shore of Muskrat Dam Lake on the Severn River
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Executives: Stanley Beardy - Chief
807-471-2573 ext 204
Roy Fiddler - Deputy Chief
807-471-2573 ext 202
Public Contacts: Kristie Beardy - Receptionist
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Muskrat Dam First Nation

Band Office - Community is approx 370 km N of Sioux Lookout, on NW shore of Muskrat Dam Lake on the Severn River

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Offers the Muskrat Dam Hotel, Louie's Store and several private businesses
  • Offers a community radio station
  • Serviced by Wasaya Airways flights through the Muskrat Dam Airport, located 3.7 km N of the community and maintained by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario
  • Operates a small community sawmill
  • 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

Offers the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Economic Development
  • Education Department
  • Education Department, Samson Beardy Memorial School
  • Health Services, Nellie Fiddler Memorial Health Centre
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Headstart (Maymaybizin)
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children
  • Health Services, Brighter Futures
  • Health Services, Crisis Intervention
  • Health Services, Diabetes Program
  • Health Services, Family Well Being Program
  • Health Services, Fetal Alcohol Effects/Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Health Services, Home and Community Care
  • Health Services, Immunization Clinic
  • Health Services, Mental Health
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program
  • Health Services, Non-Insured Health Benefits
  • Housing Department
  • Muskrat Dam Youth Centre
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Public Works
  • Recreation
  • Reverend Tommy Beardy Memorial Treatment Centre

Fees: None
Application: Call for information
Eligibility / Target Population: Members of Muskrat Dam 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
Emergency Planning and Preparedness
Government Services - Information

This information was last completely updated on December 20, 2017

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