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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Management 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • Participates in joint ownership of the Ramada Inn (former Landmark Inn), Thunder Bay, with 2 other First Nation communities 
  • Comprised of 1 main community Aroland First Nation; land area of the FN is approx 79 sq miles
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of Aroland First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation 
  • Provides a family-operated store which also houses a Canada Post postal station 
  • Additional shopping and services such as a Northern Store, gas bar, restaurant, arena and church available in Nakina located 15 minutes from the community 
  • Provides Aroland FN businesses, O'Sullivan Lake Gas Bar and Towedo Buslines, both located in Nakina 
  • Offers recreational facilities including an outdoor hockey rink, school playground, community hall with playground, Pow Wow grounds and a sports field 
  • Serviced for medical emergency response/ambulance services by the township of Nakina
Provides the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Band office) 
  • Child and Family Services (Tikinagan) 
  • Economic Development 
  • Education Authority 
  • Education Authority, Johnny Therriault Memorial School  
  • Fire Department  
  • Health Centre 
  • Health Services, Family Well Being Program 
  • Health Services, Immunization Clinic  
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation Program 
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP)  
  • Housing Program  
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits  
  • Operations and Maintenance
Hours Band Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Aroland First Nation
Eligibility Members of Aroland 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 807-329-5970
Crisis Phone Police Dispatch: 1-888-310-1122 
Ambulance, Nakina: 807-329-5332 or 807-329-9292 
Ambulance, Geraldton: 807-854-1555
Fax 807-329-5750
Primary Executive Dorothy Towedo, Chief; Phone: 807-329-5333; Email:
Alternate Executive Alice Towedo, Band Manager; Email:
Site Location Settlement is located 60 km N of Geraldton, then 20 km W of Nakina on Hwy 643
Located In Community Aroland First Nation
Address Aroland, ON P0T 1B0
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Mailing Address PO Box 10 
Aroland First Nation 
Aroland, ON P0T 1B0
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC); North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC); Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)
Elections Chief and 6 Band Council members elected every 2 years under the Indian Act Electoral System; next election Sep 2019