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Tribal Council: Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) Political Territorial Organization: Independent (No affiliation) Treaty #9
  • Community consists of 1 main reserve known as Kitchenuhmaykoosib 84 but is located on mainland and Post Island, connected by thin strip of land; only accessible by air year-round or a winter/ice road heading N off Hwy 599 from Pickle Lake
  • Big Trout 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
  • Big Trout Lake Hotel: 807-537-2263 or 807-537-2528

Organization: Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: 807-537-2263
Crisis: On-Reserve OPP: 807-537-2585
Fax: 807-537-2574
c/o Band Office
PO Box 329
Big Trout Lake, ON
P0V 1G0
Street Address:
Big Trout Lake  
Location: Community is approx 580 km N of Thunder Bay, along N shore of Big Trout Lake
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Executives: Donald Morris - Chief
Stanley Bluecoat - Deputy Chief
Public Contacts: Gladys Childsforever - Reception
Kevin Sainnawap - Head Administrator
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug

Band Office - Community is approx 580 km N of Thunder Bay, along N shore of Big Trout Lake

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Provides several locally-owned gas/grocery/clothing stores, a butcher shop, a bowling alley and a community indoor arena (includes fitness centre)
  • Offers the Big Trout Lake Hotel and Restaurant
  • Operates a Canada Post postal station and a Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce located in small business centre
  • Provides a band-run community radio station and cable television
  • Provides the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Band Community Hall
  • Offers 5 churches of various denominations
  • Maintains the Sandy Banks camping/recreation area about 10 miles from community
  • Serviced by Wasaya Airways flights through the Big Trout Lake Airport, located 1.1 km SW of community
  • 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

Programs and services provided include:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Chakabesh Youth Centre
  • Child and Family Services
  • Economic Development
  • Equay Wuk Women's Shelter
  • Fire Department
  • Health Services
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children
  • Health Services, Big Trout Lake Nursing Station
  • Health Services, Home and Community Care
  • Health Services, Mamow Against Drugs Healing Program
  • Health Services, Mental Health Program
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program
  • Housing Department
  • Kitchenuhmaykoosib Education Authority
  • Kitchenuhmaykoosib Education Authority, Aglace Chapman Education Centre
  • Lands and Environment
  • New Seniors Home Care Centre, Post Island
  • Old Senior Citizens Home Complex, Mainland Creek
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Public Works

Fees: None
Application: Call for information
Eligibility / Target Population: Members of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug
Languages: English * Interpretive Services
Language Notes: Oji-Cree, available upon request
Area Served:
Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug  
See Also: Advocacy and Social Action for Indigenous Peoples
Financial Assistance
Government Services - Information

This information was last completely updated on February 12, 2018

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