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Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC) Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) Treaty #3
  • Consists of 2 settlements: The Dalles 38C with an area of 12.6 sq miles and serves as the main reserve; and Agency 30 which is shared with 12 other First Nations
  • "Customary Council" system is the Nation's preferred method of governance; a respected head person/speaker is chosen from each of the family groups within the Nation and this group of head people act as governing body for the Nation

Organization: Ochiichagwe'Babigo'Ining Ojibway Nation - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: 807-548-5876
Toll-Free: 1-888-767-4960
Fax: 807-548-2337
Dalles Rd, RR 1
Kenora, ON
P9N 3W7
Street Address:
22 Band Office Rd
Location: Community is approx 27 km NW of Kenora off Hwy 17A and along Hwy 658
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Alternating Fri 9 am-1 pm
Executives: Lorraine Cobiness - Chief
Ernest Jameson - Band Manager
Public Contacts: Heather Perrault - Reception and Office Clerk
Bonny Jameson - Executive Assistant
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Ochiichagwe'Babigo'Ining Ojibway Nation

Functions as the Band Office - Reserve is approx 27 km NW of Kenora off Hwy 17A and along Hwy 658

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Serviced by air through the Kenora Airport, located 9 km NE of Kenora
  • Provides a Community Centre which is a hub for activities and events; available for community members to book for private events
  • Provides many cultural activities including Pow-wows, community sweats, sharing circles, arts and crafts, and traditional healing and Elders activities
  • Hosts community feasts, winter carnival, many sports activities such as hockey tournaments and baseball tournaments

Provides the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Economic Development
  • Education Program
  • Family Well Being Program
  • Health Program, Health Office
  • Health Program, Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative
  • Health Program, Aboriginal Healing & Wellness
  • Health Program, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children
  • Health Program, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program
  • Health Program, Early Childhood Development, Aboriginal Head Start Program
  • Health Program, Early Childhood Development, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Health Program, Early Childhood Development, Maternal Child Health Program
  • Health Program, Home & Community Care Program
  • Health Program, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program
  • Health Program, Referral Clerk
  • Housing Department
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Public Works

Fees: None
Application: No application required
Eligibility / Target Population: Members of Ochiichagwe'babigo'ining (Dalles) Ojibway Nation
Languages: English * Interpretive Services
Language Notes: Ojibwe, available upon request
Area Served:
District of Kenora, District of Rainy River  
See Also: Government Services - Information

This information was last completely updated on October 12, 2018

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