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Grassy Narrows First Nation
Governance

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Description
Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Community members conduct most shopping and business affairs in the city of Kenora
  • Provides a community store called JB's Store which also serves as the Canada Post postal station and gas bar
  • Publishes a community newsletter the "Ogagwejimaan"

Provides the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Economic Development
  • Education Authority
  • Education Authority, Sakatcheway Anishinabe School
  • Health Services, Crisis Intervention
  • Health Services, Diabetes Program
  • Health Services, Medical Centre
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program
  • Housing Department
  • Kitapinoonjiiminaanik Family Services
  • Migizi Wazason Child Care Centre
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Volunteer Fire Department
Comments
Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC)Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3)Treaty #3
  • Consists of 1 main reserve: English River 21 Indian Reserve with a land base of approx 16 sq miles
  • Community has endured much hardship: mercury poisoning in the water/fish from Dryden Pulp Mill, flooding of burial grounds/sacred sites and wild rice fields from Ont Hydro, clear-cutting of traditional lands by Weyerhauser and Abitibi, a forced relocation by Indian Affairs to present site near Kenora
  • Environment Minister Glen Murray announced in Jun 2017 article, CBC news: Ontario will spend $85 million to clean up industrial mercury contamination that is poisoning the people at Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong First Nations in NW Ont
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Eligibility
Members of Grassy Narrows First Nation
Application Process
Call for information
Fees
None
Accessibility
Not Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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Agency Information
   Last Updated On March 13, 2020

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