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Tribal Council: Shibogama First Nations Council Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) Treaty #9
  • Community is only accessible by air year-round, by waterways during summer and ice roads in the winter
  • Consists of 3 reserves: Kingfisher Lake Indian Reserve 1 (main reserve and contains the communtiy of Kingfisher Lake), Kingfisher Indian Reserve 2A and Kingfisher Indian Reserve 3A
  • Kingfisher 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
  • Omahamo Hotel: 807-532-2200

Organization: Kingfisher Lake First Nation - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: 807-532-2067
Crisis: Nishnawbe-Aski Police: 807-532-2197
Fax: 807-532-2063
c/o Band Office
PO Box 57
Kingfisher Lake, ON
P0V 1Z0
Street Address:
Kingfisher Lake  
Location: Community is 350 km NE of Sioux Lookout on S shores of Kingfisher Lake, 40 km W of Wunnumin Lake
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Executives: Eddy Mamakwa - Chief
807-532-2067 ext 230 *
Lott Sainnawap - Band Administrator
Public Contacts: Charmaine Sainnawap - Band Receptionist
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Kingfisher Lake First Nation

Band Office - Reserve is 350 km NE of Sioux Lookout on S shores of Kingfisher Lake, 40 km W of Wunnumin Lake

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Provides a small business centre including the Omahamo Store, Omahamo Hotel and Restaurant and Canada Post postal station
  • Provides a few private businesses and a community laundromat
  • Offers a local radio station and cable television
  • Provides provincial court services in the community at the Band Office on an occasional basis
  • Serviced by scheduled and charter flights through the Kingfisher Lake Airport located 2.8 km SW of community; maintained and serviced by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario
  • Provides worship services at St Matthews Anglican Church; operates a church-based Dr Winter School of Ministry

Provides the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Child & Family Services (Tikinagan)
  • Economic Development
  • Education Authority
  • Education Authority, Maryann Aganash Memorial School
  • Health Services, Diabetes Program
  • Health Services, Family Well Being Program
  • Health Services, Home Support Program
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program
  • Health Services, Suboxone Treatment Program
  • Health Services, Swanson Mekanak Memorial Health Centre
  • Housing Department
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • St Matthews Anglican Church

Fees: None
Application: Call for information
Eligibility / Target Population: Members of Kingfisher 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
Financial Assistance
Government Services - Information

This information was last completely updated on January 25, 2018

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