Wunnumin Lake First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Shibogama First Nations Council 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • Consists of 2 reserves, the inhabited Wunnumin 1 reserve (22.6 sq miles) and the smaller, uninhabited Wunnumin 2 reserve (approx 15 sq miles) 
  • Wunnumin Lake is a dry community and ALL arriving passengers at airport and via winter road undergo a luggage check for alcohol and/or illegal substances 
  • Wunnumin Accommodation Building: 807-442-2537 
  • Community can be accessed primarily through air transportation and a seasonal winter/ice road during winter months
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Wunnumin Lake First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation 
  • Provides a Northern Store, a General Store, Troll's Store and the Wab Store 
  • Provides the Norman Hall Community Centre for community events and meetings 
  • Offers a community arena and a Senior's Complex 
  • Operates a Canada Post postal station 
  • Offers a local radio station and cable television 
  • Provides provincial court services in the community at the Band Office on an occasional basis through a Scheduled Outreach site 
  • Serviced by scheduled and charter flights through the Wunnumin Lake Airport located 3.7 km S of community; maintained and serviced by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario 
  • Provides worship services at St James Anglican Church
Provides the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Child and Family Services (Tikinagan) 
  • Crisis Intervention 
  • Economic Development 
  • Education Authority 
  • Education Authority, Lydia Lois Beardy Memorial School 
  • Emergency First Response Team 
  • Fire Department 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children (AHBHC) 
  • Health Services, Diabetes Program 
  • Health Services, Family Well Being Program 
  • Health Services, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder 
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP) 
  • Health Services, Wanapetum Memorial Health Centre 
  • Housing Department 
  • Lands & Resources Department 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits 
  • Public Works Department 
  • Recreation Program 
  • Wunnumin Lake Day Care Centre
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Wunnumin Lake First Nation
Eligibility Members of Wunnumin Lake First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-442-2559
Fax 807-442-2627
Website www.wunnumin.ca
Primary Contact Receptionist
Primary Executive Samuel Mamakwa, Chief; Phone: (Cell) 807-627-8803; Email: samm@wunnumin.ca
Alternate Executive James Gliddy, Deputy Chief; Email: jamesg@wunnumin.ca
Site Location Community is approx 360 km NE of Sioux Lookout, on W shores of Wunnumin Lake and 40 km E of Kingfisher Lake First Nation
Located In Community Wunnumin Lake First Nation
Address Wunnumin Lake First Nation, ON P0V 2Z0
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Mailing Address c/o Band Office 
PO Box 105 
Wunnumin Lake, ON P0V 2Z0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established Gained Reserve status in Mar 1976
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, Deputy Chief and 4 Band Council members elected every 2 years under the Custom Electoral Act; next election Sep 2020