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Fort William First Nation

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the members
  • Serviced by air through the Thunder Bay Regional Airport
  • Provides an indoor arena including 2 full-size rinks, a physical fitness centre and a gymnasium
  • Provides several gas station/grocery store facilities on-reserve
  • Offers St Anne's Catholic Church parish on-reserve
  • Offers a business park at east end of community which is home to several enterprises including Band Office and Wasaya Airways
  • Publishes a weekly newsletter available on website, emailed to member in-box, or at Band Office
  • Owns the Anemki Mountain Corporation which manages most office and community buildings
  • Home to the Loch Lomond ski hill, Chippewa Park (amusement and wildlife park) and Nor'Wester mountains located in the W portion of the community
  • Receives local bus service provided by Thunder Bay Transit; Route 6 Mission serves the community eleven times between 7:30 am and 6:40 pm, Mon-Fri
  • Hosts an Annual Pow Wow in July; currently planning construction (to be completed by Jul 2014) of new pow wow facility on Mt McKay (Animikii-wajiw), considered a sacred site
  • Coordinates weekly bingo games at the Mountain Bingo Hall located in the Community Centre
Provides the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Cultural Program
  • Economic Development
  • Education Department
  • Education Department, Awards & Bursaries
  • Employment & Training
  • Health Centre
  • Health Centre, Community Addictions, Recovery & Education (CARE)
  • Health Centre, Diabetes Program
  • Health Centre, Family Support
  • Health Centre, Family Well Being Program
  • Health Centre, Good Food Box Program
  • Health Centre, Healing Strategy
  • Health Centre, Medical Transportation
  • Housing Department
  • Lands & Property Management
  • Membership
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Public Works
  • Recreation Program
  • Youth Centre
Tribal Council: Nokiiwin Tribal Council (NTC) Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) Robinson-Superior Treaty
  • Consists of 1 main reserve known as Fort William Indian Reserve 52 which has a land area of approx 22.5 sq miles
  • Arena is located at 200 Mission Rd; contact ph: 807-622-3993
  • Mountain Bingo Hall is at 400 Anemki Dr, ph: 807-622-5914; dates and times for games are available on website
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Members of Fort William First Nation
Application Process
Call for information
Partially Accessible - Entrance -- Not Accessible; Parking -- Accessible with designated parking space; Washroom -- Not Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government
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Agency Information
211 Ontario North
Last Updated On
November 5, 2019

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