Fort William First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Nokiiwin Tribal Council (NTC)  
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
Robinson-Superior Treaty 
  • Consists of 1 main reserve known as Fort William Indian Reserve 52 which has a land area of approx 22.5 sq miles 
  • Arena is located at 200 Mission Rd; contact ph: 807-622-3993 
  • Mountain Bingo Hall is at 400 Anemki Dr, ph: 807-622-5914; dates and times for games are available on website
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Fort William First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the members 
  • Serviced by air through the Thunder Bay Regional Airport 
  • Provides an indoor arena including 2 full-size rinks, a physical fitness centre and a gymnasium 
  • Provides several gas station/grocery store facilities on-reserve 
  • Offers St Anne's Catholic Church parish on-reserve 
  • Offers a business park at east end of community which is home to several enterprises including Band Office and Wasaya Airways 
  • Publishes a weekly newsletter available on website, emailed to member in-box, or at Band Office 
  • Owns the Anemki Mountain Corporation which manages most office and community buildings 
  • Home to the Loch Lomond ski hill, Chippewa Park (amusement and wildlife park) and Nor'Wester mountains located in the W portion of the community 
  • Receives local bus service provided by Thunder Bay Transit; Route 6 Mission serves the community eleven times between 7:30 am and 6:40 pm, Mon-Fri 
  • Hosts an Annual Pow Wow in July; currently planning construction (to be completed by Jul 2014) of new pow wow facility on Mt McKay (Animikii-wajiw), considered a sacred site 
  • Coordinates weekly bingo games at the Mountain Bingo Hall located in the Community Centre
Provides the following programs and services:  
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Cultural Program 
  • Economic Development 
  • Education Department 
  • Education Department, Awards & Bursaries 
  • Employment & Training 
  • Health Centre 
  • Health Centre, Community Addictions, Recovery & Education (CARE) 
  • Health Centre, Diabetes Program 
  • Health Centre, Family Support 
  • Health Centre, Family Well Being Program 
  • Health Centre, Good Food Box Program 
  • Health Centre, Healing Strategy 
  • Health Centre, Medical Transportation 
  • Housing Department 
  • Lands & Property Management 
  • Membership 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits 
  • Public Works 
  • Recreation Program 
  • Youth Centre
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 Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-623-9543
Toll Free Phone 1-866-892-8687
After Hours Phone 807-622-8802
Crisis Phone 9-1-1
Fax 807-623-5190
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Kristy Boucher, Communications Officer and Executive Assistant; Phone: 807-623-9543 ext 217; Email:
Primary Executive Peter Collins, Chief; Phone: 807-623-9543 ext 235; Email:
Alternate Executive Ken Ogima, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 807-623-9543 ext 233; 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 space; Washroom -- Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government
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 12 Band Council members elected every 2 years under the Indian Act Electoral system; next election Apr 2019