Long Lake 58 First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • Reserve is road accessible approximately 256 km N from Thunder Bay on Hwy 11  
  • Community members conduct most business affairs such as banking and grocery shopping in Longlac, a 5-minute drive from reserve 
  • Community is currently (Mar 2014) working on the completion of an addition to reserve process (Additions to Reserve, ATR) that will add about 4,366 acres of land to the east side of the community, which is currently about one-square mile in size
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Long Lake 58 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 small private businesses, a General Store and Gas Bar, and a Subway franchise 
  • Provides a Canada Post postal station 
  • Offers a new Community Centre that also houses the Youth and Elder Centre 
  • Provides a Training Centre with a focus towards developing life skills and Adult Learning 
  • Hosts an annual Pow Wow in July on the new grounds 
  • Coordinates the Granny Francis Memorial Fish Derby in July with regional participation 
  • Hosts an Annual Christmas gathering for community members 
  • Participates in the Little NHL, one of Ontario's largest youth hockey tournaments 
  • Provides free Internet access at the local schools or Band Office
Provides the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Band office)  
  • Economic Development  
  • Education Department  
  • Education Department, Migizi Wazisin Elementary School 
  • Education Department, Migizi Miigwanan Secondary School  
  • Fire Department  
  • Health Centre 
  • Health Centre, Aboriginal Healing and Wellness  
  • Health Centre, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children  
  • Health Centre, Child & Family Support  
  • Health Centre, Immunization Clinic 
  • Health Centre, Medical Transportation  
  • Health Centre, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program  
  • Housing Department 
  • Land Management  
  • Ontario Works  
  • Operations and Maintenance 
  • Recreation
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Long Lake 58 First Nation
Eligibility Members of Long Lake 58 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 807-876-2292
Fax 807-876-2757
Website www.longlake58fn.ca
Primary Contact Valerie Patabon, Band Secretary; Phone: 807-876-2292 ext 221; Email: valerie.patabon@longlake58fn.ca
Primary Executive Marguerite Veronica Waboose, Chief; Phone: 807-876-2292 ext 224; Email: Veronica.waboose@longlake58fn.ca
Alternate Executive Henry Waboose, Band Manager; Phone: 807-876-2292 ext 228; Email: Henry.waboose@longlake58fn.ca
Site Location Community is 40 km E of Geraldton on Hwy 11, on N shore of Long Lake and 1 km W of Longlac
Located In Community Long Lake 58 First Nation
Address Administration Building
209 Otter St
Longlac, ON P0T 2A0
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Mailing Address PO Box 609 
Longlac, ON P0T 2A0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial - North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC); Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)
Elections Chief and 11 Band Council members elected every 2 years under the Indian Act Electoral system; next election Jan 2020