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Garden River First Nation

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Offers several private businesses including restaurants and gas stations
  • Offers on-reserve facilities such as the Community Centre (available for event rentals), Healing Lodge, Ojibway Tent & Trailer Park and the baseball field
  • Provides Boissoneau Bus Lines Inc and the Hidden Hills Horse Ranch
  • Coordinates an annual Community Garden and Greenhouse for interested community residents
  • Serviced by flights through the airport in Sault Ste Marie
Offers the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Child Care Centre
  • Education Unit
  • Education Unit, Adults In Motion School
  • Education Unit, Resource Centre
  • Fire Department
  • Garden River Development Corporation
  • Garden River Development Corporation, Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training Strategy
  • Housing Department
  • Niigaaniin Social Services
  • Niigaaniin Social Services, Miijim Gaamig Food Bank
  • Public Works
  • Wellness Centre
  • Wellness Centre, Community Outreach, Addictions and Mental Health
  • Wellness Centre, Community Outreach, Community Cultural Awareness
  • Wellness Centre, Community Outreach, Early Childhood Development
  • Wellness Centre, Community Outreach, Maternal Child Health Program
  • Wellness Centre, Community Outreach, Elderly & Disabled Social Activities
  • Wellness Centre, Community Outreach, Family Wellness
  • Wellness Centre, Community Outreach, Health Programs
  • Wellness Centre, Community Services, Mental Health & Addictions
  • Wellness Centre, Health Services, Elderly & Disabled Services
  • Wellness Centre, Health Services, Medical Transportation
  • Wellness Centre, Health Services, Non Insured Health Benefits
Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC)Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)Robinson-Huron Treaty
  • Garden River First Nation is an Ojibwa Band located at Garden River 14 reserve with the Garden River running as a tributary of St Mary's River through the reserve
  • Comprised of a land area of 207.03 sq km
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 12:30 pm-4:30 pm Sep-JunMon-Thu 8 am-12 noon, 12:30 pm-4:15 pm * Fri 8 am-12 noon Jul-Aug
Members of Garden River First Nation
Application Process
  • No application process
  • For Community Garden plots call Irene Gray at 705-946-3933 Ext 210
  • For Community Centre rentals call 705-946-2614 or email
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Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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Agency Information
211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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