Independent First Nations Alliance

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Description & Services
Public Comments
  • IFNA is a member of the Political Territorial Organization of Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
  • IFNA member First Nation communities represent Treaty #3, Treaty #5, Treaty #9 and the Robinson-Superior Treaty in Northern Ontario 
  • Independent First Nations Alliance serves a collective on-reserve population of 5,654 individuals (as of Jan 2019)
Thunder Bay Office, 135 E Frederica St, Unit 3; ph 807-626-7730, fax 807-626-7738 
Technical Services staff includes: 
  • Carla Chisel, Technical Services Advisor, email, Ext 7732 
  • Tim Krug, Technical Services Officer, email, Ext 7739 
  • Mary Bea Kenny, Environment Advisor, email, Ext 7735 
  • Lynda Beardy, Administrative Assistant, email
Description (Agency) Serves as a non-political Chiefs Council which provides support services to five First Nation communities
Agency Services
Description (Service) Serves as a non-political Chiefs Council which provides support services to five First Nation communities 
  • Provides governance, political support, technical advisory, community development support and advocacy to member First Nations in their quest to build self-sufficient communities 
  • Promotes Aboriginal recognition and cultural awareness of the member First Nations 
  • Consists of Chiefs and representatives from each community  
  • Delivers programs and services through local community government  
  • Participates in and co-hosts the annual Northern Ontario First Nations Environment Conference (NOFNEC) with several other Tribal Councils
Provides technical and professional advisory services and programs in the following areas: 
  • Economic Development 
  • Education 
  • Finance 
  • Health 
  • Health, Crisis Intervention 
  • Technical Advisory Services 
  • Technical Advisory Services, Capital Planning 
  • Technical Advisory Services, Housing 
  • Technical Advisory Services, Operations and Maintenance 
  • Technical Advisory Services, Technical Skills Transfer
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation - Big Trout Lake ; Lac Seul First Nation ; Muskrat Dam First Nation ; Pikangikum First Nation ; Whitesand First Nation
Eligibility Must belong to one of the member First Nations within the Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA)
Application Services are delivered to community members at the local level (Band Office)
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, Oji-Cree; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-737-1902
Toll Free Phone 1-888-253-4362
Fax 807-737-3501
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Primary Executive Mathew Hoppe, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 807-737-1902 ext 105; Email:
Alternate Executive Gail Binguis, Executive Assistant; Phone: 807-737-1902 ext 100; Email:
Located In Community Sioux Lookout
Address 98 King St
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1K6
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Intersection King St and Seventh Ave
Mailing Address PO Box 5010 
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1K6
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (21) Other Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 1989
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)