Kasabonika 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 
  • Community only accessible by air through Kasabonika Lake Airport, or winter/ice road branching off the Northern Ont Resource Trail heading N from Pickle Lake 
  • Kasabonika 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 
  • Kasabonika Hotel: 807-535-1130
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Kasabonika 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, renovated and newly opened in Dec 2015, operated by the North West Company 
  • Operates a Canada Post postal station, open 5 days per week 
  • Offers worship services including traditional medicine and rituals, an Anglican Church and a Gospel Church 
  • Offers a Community Centre, used for hockey, skating, bingo, dances, feasts and other social gatherings 
  • Offers accommodation at the Kasabonika Hotel and Restaurant 
  • Provides provincial court services in the community on a quarterly basis 
  • Serviced by scheduled and charter flights through the Kasabonika Airport located 1.9 km W of community; maintained and serviced by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario
Programs and services provided include: 
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Fire Prevention Services 
  • Health Services, Emily Anderson Nursing Station 
  • Health Services, Crisis Intervention 
  • Health Services, Detox Centre 
  • Health Services, Family Well Being Program 
  • Health Services, Home Care Program 
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation 
  • Health Services, Mental Health 
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program 
  • Health Services, Telemedicine 
  • Housing Program 
  • Kasabonika Community Development Corporation (KCDC) 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits 
  • Operations & Maintenance 
  • Resource Centre, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Resource Centre, Early Childhood Development 
  • Resource Centre, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder 
  • Resource Centre, Maternal Child Health Program
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Kasabonika Lake First Nation
Eligibility Members of Kasabonika 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 807-535-2547
Crisis Phone Nishnawbe-Aski Police: 807-535-1024
Fax 807-535-1152
E-Mail kaslfn@kasabonika.ca
Website www.kasabonika.ca
Primary Contact Dorcas McKay, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 807-535-2547 ext 260; Email: dorcasmc@kasabonika.ca
Alternate Contact Keith Mason, Director of Operations; Phone: 807-535-2547 ext 248; Email: keithm@kasabonika.ca
Primary Executive Gordon Anderson, Chief; Phone: 807-535-2547 ext 257; Email: gordona@kasabonika.ca
Alternate Executive Ida Morris, Band Administrator; Phone: 807-535-2547 ext 237; Email: idam@kasabonika.ca
Site Location Community is approx 448 km NE of Sioux Lookout, on the Asheweig River
Located In Community Kasabonika Lake First Nation
Address Kasabonika, ON P0V 1Y0
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Mailing Address PO Box 124 
Kasabonika Lake, ON P0V 1Y0
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, Deputy Chief and 5 Band Council members elected every 2 years under the Custom Electoral System; next election Feb 2018