Keewaytinook Okimakanak

Site: KORI Office

Service: Research Institute

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Empowers member communities and provides needed resources to conduct research on locally identified issues 
  • Promotes research priority issues in order to shape policy necessary to promote development and capacity at the local level 
  • Facilitates the process of developing research capacity at the community level to document and share community success stories that rely on the local knowledge and teachings 
  • Trains and employs community-based researchers who live, work and raise families in their respective communities 
  • Uses participatory action research (PAR) methodologies that speak to traditional knowledge and practices 
  • Partners with supportive academics such as universities, First Nation organizations and communities to conduct research in issues such as (but not limited to) telehealth, digital education, broadband migration and prescription drug abuse
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Deer Lake First Nation ; Fort Severn First Nation ; Keewaywin First Nation ; McDowell Lake First Nation ; North Spirit Lake First Nation ; Poplar Hill First Nation
Eligibility Must belong to one of the member First Nations within Keewaytinook Okimakanak Territory
Application Services are accessed at a local level, contact Band Office
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone KORI Office: 807-766-8442 
Balmertown Office: 807-735-1381
Fax 807-768-4817
Primary Contact Marlene Thomas, Secretary; Phone: 807-766-8442 ext 1281; Email:
Alternate Contact Michael Thompson, Research Director; Phone: 807-766-8442 ext 1221 * (Cell) 807-472-5094; Email:
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 1046 Memorial Ave
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 4A3
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Intersection Memorial Ave and Harbourview Expressway
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (21) Other Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 2010
Funding Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)