Mishkeegogamang First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

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Description & Services
Public Comments Independent First Nation (not part of a Tribal Council) 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • Consists of 2 reserves; Osnaburgh 63A Indian Reserve and a larger Osnaburgh 63B Indian Reserve 
  • Mishkeegogamang also consists of several separate, disconnected communities: on main reserve are Bottle Hill, Poplar Heights and Sandy Road; Ten Houses is 15 mi S from main reserve and a few other communities are Doghole Bay, Eric Lake, Ace Lake, Rat Rapids, Cedar Rapids and Metcalfe 
  • Radio Station: ph 807-928-2805 fax 807-928-2018; contact Theodore Mishenene, email: theodoremishenene@knet.ca
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Mishkeegogamang First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation 
  • Offers several community businesses including Laureen's Gas & Grocery Store, The Bottle's Store, Maxine's Gas Stop and a taxi service  
  • Provides an elementary school and an adult learning centre for distance education 
  • Offers churches of various denominations  
  • Operates a Canada Post postal service  
  • Offers a local radio station 
  • Serviced by air through charters and Wasaya flights at the Pickle Lake Airport 
  • Publishes a community newsletter, the "Mishkeegogamang Ojibway Nation Community Update" 
  • Sponsors a community hockey team called the Missabay Falcons 
  • 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 Services 
  • Education Services, Missabay Community School 
  • Family Well Being Program 
  • Fire Services 
  • Health Centre 
  • Health Centre, Diabetes Prevention Program 
  • Health Centre, Immunization Clinic 
  • Health Centre, Medical Transportation 
  • Health Centre, Travel Clerk 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Health Services, Home and Community Care 
  • Health Services, Home and Community Care - Physiotherapy Services 
  • Health Services, Mishkeegogamang Safehouse 
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program 
  • Health Services, Pashkokogan Healing Lodge 
  • Housing Department 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Public Works Department
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Mishkeegogamang First Nation
Eligibility Members of Mishkeegogamang 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 807-928-2414
Toll Free Phone 1-877-528-2414
Fax 807-928-2077
Website www.mishkeegogamang.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Kate Loon, Band Office Secretary; Email: kate.loon@mishkeegogamang.ca
Alternate Contact Leanne Neeetumgeesic, Finance Clerk; Phone: 807-928-2414 ext 2233; Email: leanne.neetumgeesic@mishkeegogamang.ca
Primary Executive David Masakeyash, Chief; Phone: (Residence) 807-928-2927 * (Cell) 807-252-1412; Email: davidmasakeyash@msn.com
Site Location Community is along Hwy 599, approx 20 km S of Pickle Lake on shores of Lake St Joseph
Located In Community Mishkeegogamang First Nation
Address 1 First Nation St
Mishkeegogamang, ON P0V 2H0
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Mailing Address c/o Mishkeegogamang Band Office 
General Delivery 
Mishkeegogamang, ON P0V 2H0
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 5 Band Council members elected every 2 years under the Indian Act Electoral System; next election Aug 2021