Dokis First Nation
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Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the community members
  • Serviced by air through Sudbury (NW of community) or North Bay (NE of community) airports, both approximately 120 km from community
  • Offers many private and Band-owned enterprises including construction, a marina operation, catering services, restaurants, transportation, tourism and forestry
  • Owns and operates the Dokis Logging Co which has a crown allocation of 1.8% of the Nipissing Forest and supplies four mills in the area
  • Offers an Elders Residence and support services for community seniors
  • Provides a 100-year old Dokis Corpus Christi Parish Community Church still in use for community services, weddings and funerals
  • Operates Dokis Fish Hatchery and annually restocks French River with pickerel
  • Manages the Riverview Cottage lot rentals located on French River near the community
  • Publishes a monthly newsletter, the Migisi Monthly Messenger, which is delivered door-to-door to community members
  • Provides a multi-purpose outdoor covered rink known as "The Robert Restoule Memorial Facility" and a ball field for recreational activities
  • Offers an Elders Residence and support services for community seniors
  • Installed a high-speed Internet service tower in early 2009

Offers the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Community Wellness Program
  • Dokis First Nation Library
  • Economic Development
  • Education Authority
  • Education Authority, Dokis School
  • Employment & Training Services
  • Food Bank
  • Health Centre
  • Health Services, Diabetes Program
  • Health Services, Drug & Alcohol Prevention Program
  • Health Services, Family Well Being Program
  • Health Services, Immunization Clinic
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation Program
  • Health Services, Mental Health Program
  • Health Services, Non-Insured Health Benefits
  • Health Services, Walk-In Clinic
  • Housing Department
  • Lands and Estates Department
  • Membership Department
  • Native Child Welfare Prevention
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Public Works Department
  • Volunteer Fire Department

Dokis Hiking Trails
  • Provides 3 scenic hiking trails: Tikibi Trail (2.2 km), Chaudiere Trail (2.28 km) and Papase Trail (8.8 km) for hikers to view rock formations, caves, waterfalls and nature
  • Offers the trails for members of the public to use at a minimal cost
Comments
Tribal Council: Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations (WBAFN)
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)
Robinson-Huron Treaty
  • Consists of 2 large parts: the Northern Island known as Okikendawt which contains the main settlement, and the second part known as the Southern Peninsula, used mostly for fishing, hunting and public cottage lots
  • The name Okikendawt means pots in the rocks in the river in Ojibwa
  • Reserve land base is approx 158 sq km
Eligibility
Members of Dokis First Nation
Application Process
Dokis Hiking Trails
  • Trails are free to use for Band and community members
  • Permits are required for members of public; available at Band Office, Riverview Cottages, Dokis Marina and Pine Cove Lodge for minimal fee
Fees
None
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Not Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On July 24, 2019

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