Bearskin Lake First Nation

  • Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Offers 2 main stores (Northern and Co-op), a few small convenience stores, a 5-unit motel with restaurant (Michikan Lake Business Center), 2 garages, 3 churches and a local radio station
  • Operates a Canada Post postal service
  • Offers the Bearskin Lake Credit Union (Anishinabe Shooniyaawakamik), a branch of the Northern Lights Credit Union (NLCU)
  • Operates a small airport maintained and serviced by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario
  • Participates in the Junior Canadian Rangers Program for youth (12-18 years) which teaches various skills including but not limited to first aid, using rifles safely, hunting and fishing, Native customs and traditions, healthy living, staying in school and drug and alcohol abuse awareness

Provides the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Daycare Centre
  • Economic Development
  • Education Department
  • Education Department, Michikan Lake School
  • Fire Department
  • Health Clinic
  • Health Clinic, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children (AHBHC)
  • Health Services, Addictions Resource Centre
  • Health Services, Family Well Being Program
  • Health Services, Home Care Program
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation Program
  • Health Services, Mental Health Program
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP)
  • Housing Program
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Recreation Department
Tribal Council: Windigo First Nations
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)
Treaty #9
  • Reserve is only accessible by air year-round and a seasonal winter road from Windigo Lake north through Muskrat Dam
  • Consists of 3 settlements all connected by gravel road; total land area is 126 sq km
  • Bearskin 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
  • Michikan Lake Business Center (motel): 807-363-1068
Members of Bearskin Lake First Nation
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Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Agency Information
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On January 24, 2019

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