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Biigtigong Nishnaabeg
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Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Provides the Begetekong Community Centre for various activities and events
  • Offers a Canada Post postal station
  • Offers a local Internet and cable television network
  • Publishes a monthly community newsletter, The Pic River Current
  • Renown for developing run of the river hydroelectric projects in Northern Ontario; partners in 3 generating stations
  • Operates a Band-owned forestry company
Provides the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Pic River Band Office)
  • Biidaaban Healing Lodge
  • Children and Family Learning Centre
  • Community Hall
  • Economic Development
  • Education Department
  • Education Department, Pic River Elementary
  • Education Department, Pic River High School
  • Energy
  • Family Support Program
  • Fire Department
  • Health Services, Health Centre
  • Health Services, Diabetes Program
  • Health Services, Family Support Program
  • Health Services, Family Well Being Program
  • Health Services, Healthy Food Bag Program
  • Health Services, Home and Community Care
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program
  • Health Services, Non Insured Health Benefits
  • Housing Department
  • Lands and Resources
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Public Library
  • Public Works
Tribal Council: UnaffiliatedPolitical Territorial Organization: Anishinabek Nation, Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)Robinson-Superior Treaty
  • Reserve is officially known as Pic River 50 and covers approx 1.2 sq miles (316.6 hectares)
  • Community is directly bordering N edge of Pukaskwa National Park
  • The new traditional name Biigtigong is interpreted in English as place of the river that erodes
Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Members of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (formerly known as Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation)
Application Process
Call for information
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Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Agency Information
211 Ontario North
Last Updated On
November 5, 2019

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