Kingfisher 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 is only accessible by air year-round, by waterways during summer and ice roads in the winter 
  • Consists of 3 reserves: Kingfisher Lake Indian Reserve 1 (main reserve and contains the communtiy of Kingfisher Lake), Kingfisher Indian Reserve 2A and Kingfisher Indian Reserve 3A 
  • Kingfisher 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 
  • Omahamo Hotel: 807-532-2200
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Kingfisher Lake 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 small business centre including the Omahamo Store, Omahamo Hotel and Restaurant and Canada Post postal station 
  • Provides a few private businesses and a community laundromat 
  • Offers a local radio station and cable television  
  • Provides provincial court services in the community at the Band Office on an occasional basis  
  • Serviced by scheduled and charter flights through the Kingfisher Lake Airport located 2.8 km SW of community; maintained and serviced by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario 
  • Provides worship services at St Matthews Anglican Church; operates a church-based Dr Winter School of Ministry
Provides the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Child & Family Services (Tikinagan) 
  • Economic Development 
  • Education Authority 
  • Education Authority, Maryann Aganash Memorial School 
  • Health Services, Diabetes Program 
  • Health Services, Family Well Being Program 
  • Health Services, Home Support Program 
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program 
  • Health Services, Suboxone Treatment Program 
  • Health Services, Swanson Mekanak Memorial Health Centre 
  • Housing Department 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits 
  • Operations and Maintenance 
  • St Matthews Anglican Church
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Kingfisher Lake First Nation
Eligibility Members of Kingfisher 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 807-532-2067
Crisis Phone Nishnawbe-Aski Police: 807-532-2197
Fax 807-532-2063
Primary Contact Danielle Winter, Band Receptionist
Primary Executive Eddy Mamakwa, Chief; Phone: 807-532-2067 ext 230; Email:
Alternate Executive Lott Sainnawap, Band Administrator; Email:
Site Location Community is 350 km NE of Sioux Lookout on S shores of Kingfisher Lake, 40 km W of Wunnumin Lake
Located In Community Kingfisher Lake First Nation
Address Kingfisher Lake, ON P0V 1Z0
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Mailing Address c/o Band Office 
PO Box 57 
Kingfisher Lake, ON P0V 1Z0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established Gained reserve status in 1975
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 3 Band Council members elected every 2 years under the Custom Electoral System; next election Sep 2019 (Chief in office until Sep 2018)