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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
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation 
  • Community members conduct much of their business affairs and shopping in the nearby town of Fort Frances 
  • Offers a newly-constructed Health/Business Centre, completed in July 2016 
  • Provides seasonal language camps at the mouth of the Ottertail River in participation with the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis 
  • Serviced by air through the Fort Frances Airport located 2 miles NW of Fort Frances
Provides the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Nigigoonsiminikaaning Band Office) 
  • Child Care Centre 
  • Economic Development 
  • Education Department 
  • Fire Department 
  • Health Services 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Health Services, Immunization Clinic 
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation 
  • Housing 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits 
  • Ontario Works, Employment Resource Centre  
  • Operations and Maintenance
Hours Band Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation
Eligibility Members of Nigigoonsiminikaaning 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 807-481-2536
Crisis Phone Police Dispatch: 1-888-310-1122
Fax 807-481-2511
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Primary Contact Band Office Receptionist; Phone: 807-481-2536 ext 234
Alternate Contact Sandy Tuesday, Executive Assistant; Phone: 807-481-2536 ext 221
Primary Executive William Windigo, Chief; Phone: (Cell) 807-271-2910 * 807-481-2536 ext 222; Email:
Alternate Executive Bob Calder, General Manager; Phone: 807-481-2536 ext 220; Email:
Site Location Community is 40 km east of Fort Frances on Hwy 11, along banks of Rainy Lake
Located In Community Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation
Address Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation, ON
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Mailing Address PO Box 68 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M5
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 3 Band Council members elected every two years under the Indian Act Electoral System; next election Jul 2022