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Namaygoosisagagun First Nation

Operates as a non-status Ojibwe First Nation
  • Consists of approx 40 members presently residing in community of Collins; other members scattered throughout NW Ontario with some families registered to First Nations in Treaty #3, Treaty #9 and Robinson-Superior Treaty
  • Provides a small elementary school up to Gr 7 for community students; older students attend schools in Thunder Bay
  • Seeking funding to construct a sawmill and a community business centre on lands that will be acquired from three separate current owners including Canadian National Railway (CNR)
  • Participates in fish netting surveys with Anishinabek/Ontario Fisheries Resource Centre on Collins Lake to determine fish populations
  • Hosts an Annual Summer Festival in July for community members to gather for games, special events, and feasts
Tribal Council: Unaffiliated Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)Robinson-Superior Treaty
  • Namaygoosisagagun FN has applied for official Band Status and reserve lands; currently awaiting approval
  • Main community is Collins, just NW of Lake Nipigon and occupies the SW corner of Wabakimi Provincial Park
  • Community is not road accessible, only accessed by Via Rail through a 30-minute train ride, by float plane and snowmachine in winter
  • Namaygoosisagagun comes from a word meaning Trout Lake which is the Aboriginal name for Collins Lake
Sub-Office located on Fort William First Nation: Namaygoosisagagun First Nation, 684 City Rd Unit 16, Thunder Bay, Ont P7J 1K3
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Members of Namaygoosisagagun First Nation
Application Process
Call for information
Not Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Agency Information
211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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