Naicatchewenin First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Pwi-di-goo-zing Ne-yaa-zhing Advisory Services 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3 
  • Community consists of 3 reserves: Agency 1 (area of less than 1/2 sq km) which is shared with 4 other First Nations; Rainy Lake 17A (area of 15 sq km) on N shore of Northwest Bay in Rainy Lake; and Rainy Lake 17B (area of 9.87 sq km) located 8 km W of Rainy Lake 
  • Community is road-accessible
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Naicatchewenin First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation 
  • Provides community facilities including a fire hall, water treatment building, community hall and gymnasium 
  • Provides the Naicatchewenin Community Store 
  • Community businesses include the Quonset Hut & Bus Storage and the Kish-Gon-Dug Cedar Factory which exports products to Europe as well as locally 
  • Owns and operates C & O Logging 
  • Serviced by air through the Fort Frances airport located 60 km SE of community
Provides the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Naicatchewenin Band Office) 
  • Community Care Program, Family Services 
  • Education Program 
  • Emergency First Response services 
  • Family Support Services 
  • Fire Department 
  • Health Services 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healing and Wellness and Justice Worker Program 
  • Health Services, Immunization Clinic 
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation 
  • Housing 
  • Naicatchewenin Development Corporation (NDC) 
  • National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits  
  • Operations and Maintenance 
  • Recreation Department
Hours Band Office: Mon-Thu 9 am-5 pm, Fri 9 am-2:30 pm
Areas Served Naicatchewenin First Nation
Eligibility Members of Naicatchewenin 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 807-486-3407
Fax 807-486-3704
Primary Contact Connie Smith, Secretary and Receptionist
Alternate Contact Cynara Vondra, Executive Assistant; Email:
Primary Executive Wayne Smith, Chief; Email:
Alternate Executive Darlene Smith, Director of Administration; Phone: 807-486-3407 ext 222; Email:
Site Location Community is W of Fort Frances along Hwy 11 and 50 km N of Devlin on Hwy 613
Located In Community Naicatchewenin First Nation
Address RR 1
Devlin, ON P0W 1C0
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Mailing Address PO Box 15 
RR 1 
Devlin, ON P0W 1C0
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 four Band Council members elected every four years under the Custom Electoral System; next election Jan 2022