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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Windigo First Nations 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • Community only accessible by air through Sachigo Lake Airport located 2.8 km N of community or winter/ice road branching off the Northern Ont Resource Trail heading N from Pickle Lake 
  • Sachigo 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 
  • Sachigo Lake is comprised of 3 reserve areas; the main community is located on Sachigo Lake Indian Reserve 1 
  • Tikinagan Child & Family Services head office in Sioux Lookout: 807-737-3466 (ph); 807-737-3543 (fax) 
  • Sachigo Lake Motel: 807-595-2578
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Sachigo Lake 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 few small private businesses, a large Northern Store and Sachigo Lake Motel and a restaurant 
  • Provides a Canada Post postal station located at the Sachigo Lake Business Centre 
  • Serviced by air through Wasaya Airways at the Sachigo Lake Airport located 2 km N of community; maintained and serviced by Ministry of Transportation Ontario 
  • Organizes and hosts an Annual Sachigo Lake First Nation Ice Fishing Derby and many events such as community hunts and feasts, jamborees, sports tournaments and community cleanup days 
  • Offers regular church services through Pentecostal, Anglican, and Full Gospel assemblies 
  • Participates in the Junior Canadian Rangers Program for youth (12-18 years) which teaches various skills including but not limited to first aid, using rifles safely, hunting and fishing, Native customs and traditions, healthy living, staying in school and drug and alcohol abuse awareness
Provides the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Education Department 
  • Education Department, Martin McKay Memorial School 
  • Family Well Being Program 
  • Fire Department 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Health Services, Brighter Futures Program 
  • Health Services, Crisis Intervention 
  • Health Services, Immunization Clinic 
  • Health Services, Isaac Barkman Memorial Nursing Station 
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation 
  • Health Services, Mental Health Program 
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program  
  • Housing Department 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits 
  • Public Library 
  • Public Works Department 
  • Recreation Department
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Sachigo Lake First Nation
Eligibility Members of Sachigo Lake First Nation
Sachigo Lake First Nation Ice Fishing Derby 
  • Open to anyone 
  • Participants required to produce fishing license
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 807-595-2577 
Crisis Phone Nishnawbe-Aski Police: 807-595-2599
Fax 807-595-1119
Primary Contact Trina Tait, Receptionist and Band Council Secretary
Primary Executive Robert Beardy, Chief; Email:
Alternate Executive Joseph Tait, Band Administrator; Email:
Site Location Community is 425 km N of Sioux Lookout, on N shore of Sachigo Lake
Located In Community Sachigo Lake First Nation
Address 48 Airport Rd
Sachigo Lake, ON P0V 2P0
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Mailing Address PO Box 51 
Sachigo Lake, ON P0V 2P0
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 4 Band Council members elected every 2 years under the Custom Electoral System; next election Mar 2021