Eabametoong First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Management (MFNM) 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • Community only accessible by air through Fort Hope Airport (Wasaya Airways) year-round, by water during warmer months or a 96-km ice road from community to Northern Ontario Resource Trail (extending north of Pickle Lake) main link road during winter months 
  • Eabametoong is a dry community and ALL arriving passengers at airport and via winter road undergo a luggage check for alcohol and/or illegal substances 
  • Nearest large urban centres are Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay 
  • Tikinagan office: ph: 807-242-1596; fax: 807-242-1241
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Eabametoong 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 full service community and several locally owned businesses including Eabametoong First Nation Inn, 2 grocery stores, a few video stores and convenience stores 
  • Air service provided through the Fort Hope Airport by Wasaya Airways and Nakina Outpost Air Service 
  • Offers cable television and Internet services 
  • Supports a 5-acre community garden/farm
Provides the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Band office) 
  • Child and Family Services 
  • Economic Development 
  • Eabametoong Education Authority 
  • Eabametoong Education Authority, John C Yesno Education Centre 
  • Fire Department 
  • Health Centre (Nursing Station) 
  • Health Services 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Health Services, Crisis Intervention 
  • Health Services, Detox Centre 
  • Health Services, Early Childhood Development 
  • Health Services, Home & Community Care 
  • Health Services, Immunization Clinic 
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation 
  • Housing Department 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Operations and Maintenance 
  • Recreation Department
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 12:30 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Eabamet Lake
Eligibility Members of Eabametoong 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: 807-242-7221 
Fax 807-242-1441
E-Mail reception@eabametoongfn.ca
Website www.eabametoong.firstnation.ca
Primary Contact Chelsea Waboose, Receptionist; Email: chelsea.waboose@eabametoongfn.ca
Alternate Contact Samuel Missewace, Band Manager Assistant; Phone: 807-242-7221 ext 235; Email: admin.assistant@eabametoongfn.ca
Primary Executive Elizabeth Atlookan, Chief; Phone: 807-242-7221 ext 222; Email: elizabeth.atlookan@eabametoongfn.ca
Alternate Executive Stella Waboose, Band Manager; Phone: 807-242-7221; Email: stella.waboose@eabametoongfn.ca
Site Location Community is on N shore of Eabamet Lake, 155 km NE of Armstrong, 360 km N of Thunder Bay
Located In Community Eabametoong First Nation
Address Eabamet Lake
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Mailing Address PO Box 298 
Eabamet Lake, ON P0T 1L0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 1982
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; next election June 2019