Dokis First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations (WBAFN) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty 
  • Consists of 2 large parts: the Northern Island known as Okikendawt which contains the main settlement, and the second part known as the Southern Peninsula, used mostly for fishing, hunting and public cottage lots 
  • The name “Okikendawt” means “pots in the rocks in the river” in Ojibwa 
  • Reserve land base is approx 158 sq km
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Dokis First Nation community members
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the community members 
  • Serviced by air through Sudbury (NW of community) or North Bay (NE of community) airports, both approximately 120 km from community  
  • Offers many private and Band-owned enterprises including construction, a marina operation, catering services, restaurants, transportation, tourism and forestry 
  • Owns and operates the Dokis Logging Co which has a crown allocation of 1.8% of the Nipissing Forest and supplies four mills in the area 
  • Offers an Elders Residence and support services for community seniors 
  • Provides a 100-year old Dokis Corpus Christi Parish Community Church still in use for community services, weddings and funerals 
  • Operates Dokis Fish Hatchery and annually restocks French River with pickerel 
  • Manages the Riverview Cottage lot rentals located on French River near the community  
  • Publishes a monthly newsletter, the Migisi Monthly Messenger, which is delivered door-to-door to community members 
  • Provides a multi-purpose outdoor covered rink known as "The Robert Restoule Memorial Facility" and a ball field for recreational activities 
  • Offers an Elders Residence and support services for community seniors 
  • Installed a high-speed Internet service tower in early 2009
Offers the following programs and services:  
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Community Wellness Program 
  • Dokis First Nation Library 
  • Economic Development 
  • Education Authority 
  • Education Authority, Dokis School 
  • Employment & Training Services 
  • Food Bank 
  • Health Centre 
  • Health Services, Diabetes Program 
  • Health Services, Drug & Alcohol Prevention Program 
  • Health Services, Family Well Being Program 
  • Health Services, Immunization Clinic 
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation Program 
  • Health Services, Mental Health Program 
  • Health Services, Non-Insured Health Benefits 
  • Health Services, Walk-In Clinic 
  • Housing Department 
  • Lands and Estates Department 
  • Membership Department 
  • Native Child Welfare Prevention 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits 
  • Public Works Department 
  • Volunteer Fire Department
Dokis Hiking Trails 
  • Provides 3 scenic hiking trails: Tikibi Trail (2.2 km), Chaudiere Trail (2.28 km) and Papase Trail (8.8 km) for hikers to view rock formations, caves, waterfalls and nature 
  • Offers the trails for members of the public to use at a minimal cost
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm * Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Dokis First Nation
Eligibility Members of Dokis First Nation
Application Dokis Hiking Trails 
  • Trails are free to use for Band and community members 
  • Permits are required for members of public; available at Band Office, Riverview Cottages, Dokis Marina and Pine Cove Lodge for minimal fee
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, French; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-763-2200
Crisis Phone 9-1-1 
Dokis Police Detachment: 705-763-9919
Fax 705-763-2087
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Kimberly Dokis, Band Secretary; Email:
Primary Executive Gerry Duquette Jr, Chief; Email:
Alternate Executive Pamela Restoule, Executive Director; Email:
Site Location Community is approx 120 km SE from Sudbury along Hwy 69, then Hwy 64 onto 25 km gravel road, along banks of French River
Located In Community Dokis First Nation
Address 940-A Main St
Dokis First Nation, ON P0M 2N1
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Mailing Address c/o Administration Office
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC); Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)
Elections Chief and 5 Band Council members elected every 2 years under the Indian Act Electoral system; next election May 2020
Meetings All Band Meetings are held at the Dokis Community Centre at 7 pm on the second Tue of each month unless otherwise posted; open to all members