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Shoal Lake 40 First Nation


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Functions as the governing office for the community; oversees all community programs, services and facilities

Activities and services for community members also include but are not limited to the following:
  • Hospital services available at Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora
  • Ontario First Nation Policing arrangements through Treaty #3 Police Services, Kenora Central Region; call 1-888-310-1122; fax: 807-548-8387
  • Child & Family Services provided by Anishinaabe Abinooji Family Services, Kenora office ph: 807-468-6224, fax: 807-468-6643
  • Shoal Lake is the main source of drinking water for Winnipeg and Falcon Lake; Shoal Lake #40 community members transported water by truck or barge from Kenora due to lack of water treatment plant for over 24 years
  • New water treatment plant construction started in summer of 2020; completed in Sept 2021
  • Offers a privately-run community store and a Community Hall
  • Provides indoor activities at the school gymnasium and outdoor recreational facilities including a baseball diamond, tennis court, volley ball court and an open field
  • Hosts an Annual Fall Harvest for all community members
  • Provides a Canada Post postal station
  • Administers a new Harvey Redsky Memorial School and Shoal Lake 40 Child Care Centre
  • Provides the Shoal Lake Medical Centre
Chief and 4 Band Council members elected every 2 years under the Indian Act Electoral system; next election Mar 2024
Members of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation
Application Process
Call for information
807-733-2315 - Band Office
Web Site
Mailing Address
Shoal Lake #40 Band Office
PO Box 6, Kejick Post Office
Shoal Lake, ON, P0X 1E0
Anne-Marie Redsky, Executive Secretary
Band Manager
Vernon Fair
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Last Verified On
July 18, 2023
Band Office
Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, ON, P0X 1E0
  • Functions as the Band Office of the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation
  • Reserve is approx 67 km SW of Kenora, 200 km E of Winnipeg and straddles border between Ontario and Manitoba
  • Consists of 3 reserves: Shoal Lake 40, the main reserve (10 sq miles) containing community of Indian Bay, Manitoba; Shoal Lake 34B2 Indian Reserve; and Agency 30 which is shared with 12 other First Nations
  • Community cut off from mainland for many years until construction of Freedom Road began May 2017
  • Jun 3rd, 2019 marked the completion and opening of Freedom Road with Shoal Lake 40 finally connected to the TransCanada Hwy

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Hours of Operation
0900 to 1630
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0900 to 1630
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0900 to 1630

Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Service Area(s)
Shoal Lake 40 First Nation