Fort William First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Cultural Program

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Nokiiwin Tribal Council (NTC)  
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
Robinson-Superior Treaty
Description (Service)
  • Promotes Anishinaabe identity, language, history, and customs and values 
  • Seeks to revitalize more of the traditional way of life for Fort William First Nation members 
  • Collaborating currently with the Anemki Mountain Corp to build the Ojibway Interpretive Centre on Mount MacKay to promote own culture to members and visitors
Cultural programs and services include but are not limited to: 
  • Conversational Ojibwe language classes 
  • Drum groups such as Men's Drum Group and Women's Hand Drum Group 
  • Drum making workshops and drum socials 
  • Elder's groups 
  • Pow Wows 
  • Regalia making 
  • Sweat lodges 
  • Trapping, hunting and fishing 
  • Young Leaders youth program
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Fort William First Nation
Eligibility Members of Fort William First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-623-9543
Toll Free Phone 1-866-892-8687
Fax 807-623-5190
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Gail Bannon, Culture and Mountain Coordinator; Phone: 807-622-4514; Email:
Alternate Contact Helen Pelletier, Culture and Recreation Coordinator; Phone: 807-622-4763; Email:
Site Location Fort William Reserve is located on W shore of Lake Superior, south of and adjacent to the city of Thunder Bay
Located In Community Fort William First Nation
Address 90 Anemki Dr, Suite 200
Fort William First Nation, ON P7J 1L3
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Intersection Anemki Dr and Mission Rd
Physical Access Partially Accessible - Entrance -- Not Accessible; Parking -- Accessible with designated parking spot; Washroom -- Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)