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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, Wabigoon Lake 27 with an area of 20 sq miles
  • Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation has applied to build a casino, conference centre and hotel in Dryden; updated and submitted application to OLG in fall of 2012
  • Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation was the first community in the Treaty #3 region to hold an open and public "traditional powwow" in the 1970's

Organization: Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: 807-938-6684
Crisis: Police Dispatch: 1-888-310-1188
Fax: 807-938-1166
RR 1 Site 115, PO Box 300
Dryden, ON
P8N 2Y4
Street Address:
Band Office
70 Mainroad
Location: Community is approx 19 km SE of Dryden, 2 km S off TransCanada Hwy 17, along both shores of Dinorwic Lake
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Executives: Esther Pitchenese - Chief
Sharon Shabaquay - Band Administrator
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation

Community is approx 19 km SE of Dryden, 2 km S off TransCanada Hwy, along both shores of Dinorwic Lake

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Provides the Wabigoon Lake Community Store/Gas Bar and Girly's Restaurant
  • Coordinates community events, meetings and activities at Wabshki Penasi School Gymnasium
  • Owns and operates a Wild Rice Processing Plant located on-reserve; the only one in Canada
  • Owns a logging enterprise which builds forest access roads and supplies regional mills with logs
  • Operates a tree nursery that supplies 6 million seedlings annually under contract to forestry companies
  • Serviced by air through the Dryden Regional Airport located 34 km NW of community

Provides the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Abinooji Learning Centre
  • Economic Development
  • Health Services, Health Office
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children
  • Health Services, Brighter Futures
  • Health Services, Building Healthy Communities
  • Health Services, Community Wellness
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program
  • Housing Program
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Volunteer Fire Department
  • Wabigoon Lake Education
  • Wabigoon Lake Education, Wabshki-Penasi School

Fees: None
Application: Call for information
Eligibility / Target Population: Members of Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation
Languages: English * Interpretive Services
Language Notes: Ojibwe, available upon request
Area Served:
District of Kenora  

This information was last completely updated on November 14, 2018

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Updated November 14, 2018
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