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  • IFNA is a member of the Political Territorial Organization of Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)
  • IFNA member First Nation communities represent Treaty #3, Treaty #5, Treaty #9 and the Robinson-Superior Treaty in Northern Ontario
  • Independent First Nations Alliance serves a collective on-reserve population of 5,654 individuals (as of Jan 2019)
Thunder Bay Office, 135 E Frederica St, Unit 3; ph 807-626-7730, fax 807-626-7738 Technical Services staff includes:
  • Carla Chisel, Technical Services Advisor, email, Ext 7732
  • Tim Krug, Technical Services Officer, email, Ext 7739
  • Mary Bea Kenny, Environment Advisor, email, Ext 7735
  • Lynda Beardy, Administrative Assistant, email

Organization: Independent First Nations Alliance  
Phone Numbers: 807-737-1902
Toll-Free: 1-888-253-4362
Fax: 807-737-3501
PO Box 5010
Sioux Lookout, ON
P8T 1K6
Street Address:
98 King St
Sioux Lookout
Intersection: King St and Seventh Ave
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Executives: Mathew Hoppe - Chief Executive Officer
807-737-1902 ext 105 *
Gail Binguis - Executive Assistant
807-737-1902 ext 100 *
Public Contacts: Receptionist
Service Description: Serves as a non-political Chiefs Council which provides support services to five First Nation communities

Located at King St near 5 Ave

Serves as a non-political Chiefs Council which provides support services to five First Nation communities
  • Provides governance, political support, technical advisory, community development support and advocacy to member 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
  • Participates in and co-hosts the annual Northern Ontario First Nations Environment Conference (NOFNEC) with several other Tribal Councils

Provides technical and professional advisory services and programs in the following areas:
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Health
  • Health, Crisis Intervention
  • Technical Advisory Services
  • Technical Advisory Services, Capital Planning
  • Technical Advisory Services, Housing
  • Technical Advisory Services, Operations and Maintenance
  • Technical Advisory Services, Technical Skills Transfer

Services and Programs:

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 the Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA)
Languages: English * Interpretive Services
Language Notes: Ojibway, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Area Served:
City of Thunder Bay, Northern  
See Also: Advocacy and Social Action for Indigenous Peoples

This information was last completely updated on January 7, 2019

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Updated January 7, 2019
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