Poplar Hill First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #5 
  • Consists of 1 main reserve; only accessible by air year-round and a seasonal winter ice road N from Red Lake through Pikangikum First Nation  
  • Poplar Hill is a dry community and ALL arriving passengers at airport and via winter road undergo a luggage check for alcohol and/or illegal substances 
  • Poplar Hill Accommodations: 807-772-1029
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Poplar Hill First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation 
  • Offers a main Northern grocery store and gas station and the Poplar Hill Motel  
  • Operates a Canada Post postal service  
  • Operates the Poplar Hill Airport, 1.1 km from the community; maintained and serviced by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario and served primarily by Wasaya Airways
Provides the following programs and services:  
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Economic Development  
  • Education Authority  
  • Education Authority, Abe Scatch Memorial School  
  • Health Services Department  
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children  
  • Health Services, Crisis Intervention 
  • Health Services, Family Well Being Program 
  • Health Services, Home Care Program  
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation  
  • Health Services, Mental Health Program 
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Progrm  
  • Health Services, Nursing Station 
  • Lands and Resources Department  
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits  
  • Public Works Department
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Poplar Hill First Nation
Eligibility Members of Poplar Hill 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 Main 807-772-8838 
Crisis Phone Nishnawbe-Aski Police 807-772-1030
Fax 807-772-8876
Website poplarhill.firstnation.ca
Primary Contact Susan Owen, Band Secretary; Email: susanowen@knet.ca
Primary Executive Jacob Strang, Chief
Alternate Executive Charlie Moose, Band Administrator; Email: charliemoose@knet.ca
Site Location Community is approx 120 km N of Red Lake along banks of Berens River near Ont/Man border
Located In Community Poplar Hill First Nation
Address Poplar Hill, ON P0V 3E0
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Mailing Address PO Box 1 
Poplar Hill, ON P0V 3E0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established Gained Band and Reserve status in 1978
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 System; next election Jul 2020