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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA)  
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)  
Treaty #3
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Lac Seul First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates as the main Band Office for Lac Seul First Nation and offers programs and services to members living in Frenchman's Head 
  • Consists of 3 separate communities, Frenchman's Head (over 500 residents) on the mainland, Whitefish Bay (close to 100 residents) on Post Island and Kejick Bay (close to 300 residents) on White Pine Island; all communities are connected by road, causeway and bridge 
  • Also includes the small community of Canoe River where 1 family lives 
  • Provides several private businesses and the Lac Seul Conference Centre/Arena 
  • Supports a public area known as Archie's Landing in Frenchman's Head which serves as an entry to Lac Seul First Nation and a focal point for community activities and gatherings 
  • Publishes the Tibaachimowin community newsletter 
  • Provides a community gas/convenience store and a few churches 
  • Offers the Sahkatcheway Access Centre which houses Ontario Works and a Canada Post postal station 
  • Provides an Arena/Conference Centre facility
Offers the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Child and Family Services (Tikinagan) 
  • Education Authority, Obishikokaang Elementary School 
  • Family Well Being Program 
  • Health Clinic 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Health Services, Home and Community Care 
  • Health Services, Long Term Care Program 
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits 
  • Public Works 
  • Youth Recreation Centre
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Lac Seul First Nation
Eligibility Members of Lac Seul First Nation with a focus on residents of Frenchman's Head
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 807-582-3503 
Crisis Phone Ambulance, Meno Ya Win Hospital: 807-737-3030  
Police Dispatch: 1-888-310-1122
Fax 807-582-3449
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Alfred Favel, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 807-582-3503 ext 249; Email:
Primary Executive Derek Maud, Chief; Email:
Alternate Executive Roylene Ogemah, Band Administrator; Email:
Site Location Frenchman's Head community is approx 40 km NW of Sioux Lookout, on Lost Lake, part of the Lac Seul River system, directly across from Hudson
Located In Community Lac Seul First Nation
Address Lac Seul, ON P0V 2A0
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Mailing Address c/o Frenchman's Head Band Office 
PO Box 100 
Hudson, ON P0V 1X0
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 West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC); Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)
Elections Chief and 8 Band Council members elected every 2 years under the Indian Act Electoral System; next election Nov 2020 (4 Councillors are from Frenchman's Head, 3 from Kejick Bay and 1 from Whitefish Bay)