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Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC) Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) Treaty #3
  • Consists of 1 main reserve: English River 21 Indian Reserve with a land base of approx 16 sq miles
  • Community has endured much hardship: mercury poisoning in the water/fish from Dryden Pulp Mill, flooding of burial grounds/sacred sites and wild rice fields from Ont Hydro, clear-cutting of traditional lands by Weyerhauser and Abitibi, a forced relocation by Indian Affairs to present site near Kenora
  • Environment Minister Glen Murray announced in Jun 2017 article, CBC news: Ontario will spend $85 million to clean up industrial mercury contamination that is poisoning the people at Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong First Nations in NW Ont

Organization: Grassy Narrows First Nation - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: 807-925-2201
Toll-Free: 1-800-668-1790
Crisis: Police: 807-925-2221
Fax: 807-925-2649
c/o Grassy Narrows Band Office
General Delivery
Grassy Narrows, ON
P0X 1B0
Street Address:
Grassy Narrows  
Location: Community is 80 km NE of Kenora at the end of Hwy 671, along the English-Wabigoon river system near the Manitoba border
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Executives: Rudy Turtle - Chief
807-925-2201 ext 217
Roberta Keesick - Band Administrator
807-925-2201 ext 209
Public Contacts: Jocelyn Pelly - Reception
807-925-2201 ext 200
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek First Nation

Community is 80 km N of Kenora at the end of Hwy 671, along the English-Wabigoon River system, near the Manitoba border

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Community members conduct most shopping and business affairs in the city of Kenora
  • Provides a community store called JB's Store which also serves as the Canada Post postal station and gas bar
  • Publishes a community newsletter the "Ogagwejimaan"

Provides the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Economic Development
  • Education Authority
  • Education Authority, Sakatcheway Anishinabe School
  • Health Services, Crisis Intervention
  • Health Services, Diabetes Program
  • Health Services, Medical Centre
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program
  • Housing Department
  • Kitapinoonjiiminaanik Family Services
  • Migizi Wazason Child Care Centre
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Volunteer Fire Department

Fees: None
Application: Call for information
Eligibility / Target Population: Members of Grassy Narrows First Nation
Languages: English * Interpretive Services
Language Notes: Ojibway, available upon request
Area Served:
District of Kenora  
See Also: Crisis Intervention
Government Services - Information

This information was last completely updated on October 16, 2018

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