Pikangikum First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #5 
  • Community consists of 1 main reserve with a land area of approx 18 sq km, known as Pikangikum 14 and is only accessible through air year-round by a 15-minute plane ride from Red Lake, by a seasonal winter/ice road N from Red Lake known as the Nungessor Rd, and/or a combination of water/vehicle travel 
  • Community has a 97% retention rate of the Ojibway language and it is the first language of all students beginning school  
  • Pikangikum is a dry community and ALL arriving passengers at airport and via winter road undergo a luggage check for alcohol and/or illegal substances 
  • Pikangikum Hotel: 807-773-1039; Weseeneawegamic Restaurant: 807-773-5595 
  • Dec 2018-Pikangikum becomes the first community to be connected to Ontario's power grid through the Wataynikaneyap Power project; completion of the Pikangikum transmission line eliminates the community's dependence on diesel fuel
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Pikangikum First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation 
  • Provides several small private businesses and a Northern Store housing a Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut 
  • Provides the Whitefeather Laundromat 
  • Offers a small business centre housing the Pikangikum Hotel, Weseeneawegamic Restaurant and other offices  
  • Operates a Canada Post postal station 
  • Provides a band-run community radio station  
  • Operates the Whitefeather Forest Management Corp 
  • Provides the locally-owned Eshkotay Wayab Power Authority  
  • Serviced by Wasaya Airways flights through the Pikangikum Airport located 1.9 km NE of the community 
  • Served also by the Pikangikum Water Aerodrome located on Pikangikum Lake 
  • Participates in Project Journey, initiated in Feb 2014, a partnership between the National Crime Prevention Strategy of Public Safety Canada, the OPP and the community of Pikangikum with a goal to prevent and reduce youth crime and anti-social behaviours among at-risk youth between the ages of 6-18 years of age in the community
Offers the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Child and Family Services, Tikinagan 
  • Early Childhood Daycare Centre 
  • Economic Development 
  • Health Authority, Nursing Station 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Health Services, Anti-Solvent Abuse Initiative 
  • Health Services, Brighter Futures  
  • Health Services, Crisis Intervention  
  • Health Services, Diabetes Program 
  • Health Services, Family Well Being Program  
  • Health Services, Home and Community Care 
  • Health Services, Home and Community Care - Physiotherapy Services 
  • Health Services, Immunization Clinic 
  • Health Services, Mental Health 
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program  
  • Health Services, Non-Insured Health Benefits 
  • Housing Department 
  • Ontario Works  
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits 
  • Pikangikum Education Authority 
  • Pikangikum Education Authority, Eenchokay Birchstick School 
  • Public Works  
  • Whitefeather Forest Management Corporation
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Pikangikum First Nation
Eligibility Members of Pikangikum First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request ; Dialect is Ojibwemowin
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-773-5578
After Hours Phone On-Reserve Police: 807-773-5007
Crisis Phone Police Dispatch: 1-888-310-1122 
Ambulance Emergency: 1-877-351-2345
Fax 807-773-5536
Primary Contact Corrina Peters, Receptionist
Primary Executive Dean Owen, Chief; Email: deanowen.pikangikum@gmail.com
Alternate Executive Brian Keeper, Deputy Chief
Site Location Community is approx 100 km NW of Red Lake, on E shores of Pikangikum Lake at the Berens River
Located In Community Pikangikum First Nation
Address Pikangikum, ON P0V 2L0
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Mailing Address c/o Band Office 
PO Box 323 
Pikangikum, ON P0V 2L0
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 9 Band Council members elected every 2 years under the Custom Electoral System; next election Sep 2020