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Tribal Council: Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) Treaty #5
  • Community consists of 1 main reserve with a land area of approx 18 sq km, known as Pikangikum 14 and is only accessible through air year-round by a 15-minute plane ride from Red Lake, by a seasonal winter/ice road N from Red Lake known as the Nungessor Rd, and/or a combination of water/vehicle travel
  • Community has a 97% retention rate of the Ojibway language and it is the first language of all students beginning school
  • Pikangikum is a dry community and ALL arriving passengers at airport and via winter road undergo a luggage check for alcohol and/or illegal substances
  • Pikangikum Hotel: 807-773-1039; Weseeneawegamic Restaurant: 807-773-5595

Organization: Pikangikum First Nation - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: 807-773-5578
Crisis: Police Dispatch: 1-888-310-1122
Ambulance Emergency: 1-877-351-2345
After Hours: On-Reserve Police: 807-773-5007
Fax: 807-773-5536
c/o Band Office
PO Box 323
Pikangikum, ON
P0V 2L0
Street Address:
Location: Community is approx 100 km NW of Red Lake, on E shores of Pikangikum Lake at the Berens River
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Executives: Dean Owen - Chief
Brian Keeper - Deputy Chief
Public Contacts: Corrina Peters - Reception
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Pikangikum First Nation

Band Office - Community is approx 100 km NW of Red Lake, on E shores of Pikangikum Lake at the Berens River

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Provides several small private businesses and a Northern Store housing a Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut
  • Provides the Whitefeather Laundromat
  • Offers a small business centre housing the Pikangikum Hotel, Weseeneawegamic Restaurant and other offices
  • Operates a Canada Post postal station
  • Provides a band-run community radio station
  • Operates the Whitefeather Forest Management Corp
  • Provides the locally-owned Eshkotay Wayab Power Authority
  • Serviced by Wasaya Airways flights through the Pikangikum Airport located 1.9 km NE of the community
  • Served also by the Pikangikum Water Aerodrome located on Pikangikum Lake
  • Participates in Project Journey, initiated in Feb 2014, a partnership between the National Crime Prevention Strategy of Public Safety Canada, the OPP and the community of Pikangikum with a goal to prevent and reduce youth crime and anti-social behaviours among at-risk youth between the ages of 6-18 years of age in the community

Offers the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Child and Family Services, Tikinagan
  • Early Childhood Daycare Centre
  • Economic Development
  • Health Authority, Nursing Station
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children
  • Health Services, Anti-Solvent Abuse Initiative
  • Health Services, Brighter Futures
  • Health Services, Crisis Intervention
  • Health Services, Diabetes Program
  • Health Services, Family Well Being Program
  • 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
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Pikangikum Education Authority
  • Pikangikum Education Authority, Eenchokay Birchstick School
  • Public Works
  • Whitefeather Forest Management Corporation

Fees: None
Application: Call for information
Eligibility / Target Population: Members of Pikangikum First Nation
Languages: English * Interpretive Services
Language Notes: Ojibway, 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 January 23, 2018

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