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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council (AKRC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3 
  • Consists of 4 settlements: Sabaskong Bay 35C, 35D, 35E and 35H as well as the reserves of Agency 30 and Assabaska shared with other First Nations 
  • The word "onigaming" refers to "portage"
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation 
  • Offers a new Multi-Purpose Facility which provides space for the Administration offices and Health Station 
  • Offers the Onigaming Convenience Store and Gas Bar 
  • Hosts an annual Traditional Pow Wow in Nestor Falls 
  • Known originally as Sabaskong First Nation, it is still referred to by the old name of "Sab" by community residents
Provides the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Onigaming Band Office) 
  • Community Care Program 
  • Community Care Program, Family Support Services 
  • Community Hall 
  • Day Care Centre 
  • Education Department 
  • Education Department, Mikinaak Onigaming School 
  • Health Services, Medical Building 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Health Services, Brighter Futures 
  • Health Services, Community Activator 
  • Health Services, Community Wellness 
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation 
  • Health Services, Mental Health Program 
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program 
  • Housing Department 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits 
  • Public Library 
  • Public Works 
  • Volunteer Fire Department
Hours Band Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Onigaming First Nation
Eligibility Members of Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibwe, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-484-2162
Toll Free Phone 1-800-879-6944
After Hours Phone Community Support Line 807-271-3553
Crisis Phone Treaty #3 Police: 807-484-2795
Fax 807-484-2737
Primary Contact Angie Copenace, Executive Assistant; Phone: 807-484-2162 ext 244; Email:
Primary Executive Katherine Kishiqueb, Chief; Phone: 807-484-2162 ext 241; Email:
Site Location Community is approx 113 km N of Fort Frances off Hwy 71 near Nestor Falls
Located In Community Onigaming First Nation
Address Band Office
703 Ketemiikana Dr
Nestor Falls, ON P0X 1K0
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Intersection Ketemiikana Dr and Hwy 71
Mailing Address PO Box 160 
Nestor Falls, ON P0X 1K0
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 under the Indian Electoral Act system every 2 years; next election Aug 2019