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Tribal Council: Shibogama First Nations Council Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) Treaty #9
  • Community only accessible by air through Kasabonika Lake Airport, or winter/ice road branching off the Northern Ont Resource Trail heading N from Pickle Lake
  • Kasabonika Lake is a dry community and ALL arriving passengers at airport and via winter road undergo a luggage check for alcohol and/or illegal substances
  • Kasabonika Hotel: 807-535-1130

Organization: Kasabonika Lake First Nation - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: 807-535-2547
Crisis: Nishnawbe-Aski Police: 807-535-1024
Fax: 807-535-1152
PO Box 124
Kasabonika Lake, ON
P0V 1Y0
Street Address:
Location: Community is approx 448 km NE of Sioux Lookout, on the Asheweig River
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Executives: Gordon Anderson - Chief
807-535-2547 ext 257 *
Ida Morris - Band Administrator
807-535-2547 ext 237 *
Public Contacts: Dorcas McKay - Administrative Assistant
807-535-2547 ext 260 *
Keith Mason - Director of Operations
807-535-2547 ext 248 *
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Kasabonika First Nation

Band Office - Community is approx 448 km NE of Sioux Lookout, on the Asheweig River

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Provides a Northern Store, renovated and newly opened in Dec 2015, operated by the North West Company
  • Operates a Canada Post postal station, open 5 days per week
  • Offers worship services including traditional medicine and rituals, an Anglican Church and a Gospel Church
  • Offers a Community Centre, used for hockey, skating, bingo, dances, feasts and other social gatherings
  • Offers accommodation at the Kasabonika Hotel and Restaurant
  • Provides provincial court services in the community on a quarterly basis
  • Serviced by scheduled and charter flights through the Kasabonika Airport located 1.9 km W of community; maintained and serviced by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario

Programs and services provided include:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Fire Prevention Services
  • Health Services, Emily Anderson Nursing Station
  • Health Services, Crisis Intervention
  • Health Services, Detox Centre
  • Health Services, Family Well Being Program
  • Health Services, Home Care Program
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation
  • Health Services, Mental Health
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program
  • Health Services, Telemedicine
  • Housing Program
  • Kasabonika Community Development Corporation (KCDC)
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Operations & Maintenance
  • Resource Centre, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children
  • Resource Centre, Early Childhood Development
  • Resource Centre, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Resource Centre, Maternal Child Health Program

Fees: None
Application: Call for information
Eligibility / Target Population: Members of Kasabonika 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 February 12, 2018

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