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Muskrat Dam First Nation

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Offers the Muskrat Dam Hotel, Louie's Store and several private businesses
  • Offers a community radio station
  • Serviced by Wasaya Airways flights through the Muskrat Dam Airport, located 3.7 km N of the community and maintained by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario
  • Operates a small community sawmill
  • 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

Offers the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Economic Development
  • Education Department
  • Education Department, Samson Beardy Memorial School
  • Health Services, Nellie Fiddler Memorial Health Centre
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Headstart (Maymaybizin)
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children
  • Health Services, Brighter Futures
  • Health Services, Crisis Intervention
  • Health Services, Diabetes Program
  • Health Services, Family Well Being Program
  • Health Services, Fetal Alcohol Effects/Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Health Services, Home and Community Care
  • Health Services, Immunization Clinic
  • Health Services, Mental Health
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program
  • Health Services, Non-Insured Health Benefits
  • Housing Department
  • Muskrat Dam Youth Centre
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Public Works
  • Recreation
  • Reverend Tommy Beardy Memorial Treatment Centre
Tribal Council: Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA)Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)Treaty #9
  • Community is only accessible by air through the Muskrat Dam Airport and a seasonal winter/ice road N from Pickle Lake
  • Muskrat Dam is a dry community and ALL arriving passengers at airport and via winter road undergo a luggage check for alcohol and/or illegal substances
  • Muskrat Dam Hotel: 807-471-9920 or 807-471-2573
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Members of Muskrat Dam Lake First Nation
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Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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   Last Updated On May 12, 2020

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