Shoal Lake 39 First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3 
  • Consists of 4 reserves: Agency 30 (shared with 12 other First Nations); Shoal Lake 34B2 (shared with Shoal Lake 40 FN); Shoal Lake 39 (partly located in Manitoba); Shoal Lake 39A (NW of Lake of the Woods) 
  • Shoal Lake 39A is the main reserve with a land area of 13.15 sq miles 
  • Shoal Lake has been the primary drinking water supply for Winnipeg since 1919 but Shoal Lake #39 receives absolutely no compensation for the water supply
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Shoal Lake 39 First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation 
  • Community straddles Ont/Man border 
  • Provides The Landing Store & Gas Station and another small convenience store 
  • Provides a Canada Post postal station 
  • Offers Bubbles Laundry facility 
  • Operates a community garden and greenhouse during summer months
Offers the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Economic Development 
  • Education, Alice Kejick Memorial Education Training Centre 
  • Education, David Kejick School 
  • Education, Ombigi Aawasoon Child Care Centre 
  • Health Services, Isobel Pinesse Memorial Health Centre 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Health Services, Diabetes Program 
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program 
  • Housing Department 
  • Iskatewizaagegan Public Library 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits 
  • Operations and Maintenance
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Shoal Lake 39 First Nation
Eligibility Members of Shoal Lake #39 First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-733-2560
Crisis Phone Police Dispatch: 1-888-310-1122
Fax 807-733-3106
Primary Contact Glenna Greene, Receptionist; Phone: 807-733-2560 ext 200
Primary Executive Gerald Lewis, Chief; Phone: 807-733-2560 ext 216; Email:
Alternate Executive Tia Hyacinthe, Executive Assistant
Site Location Community is approx 48 km W of Kenora off Hwy 17, then 16 km S on Hwy 673 , located along NW shores of Shoal Lake
Located In Community Shoal Lake 39 First Nation
Address Shoal Lake, ON P0X 1E0
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Mailing Address PO Box 1 
Kejick Post Office 
Kejick, ON P0X 1E0
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 3 Band Council members elected every 2 years under the Indian Act Electoral system; next election Mar 2020