Matawa First Nations Management

Site: Matawa First Nations Management

Service: First Nations Management

Description & Services
Public Comments Matawa Non-Profit Housing Head Office 
Ginoogaming First Nation 
PO Box 1085, Longlac, Ont P0T 2A0 
Ph: 807-876-9750; Fax: 807-876-9752 
  • Matawa serves a collective on-reserve population of 4,912 individuals (as of 2012); 5,437 individuals (2018)
Description (Agency) Serves as a non-political Chiefs Council which provides support services to nine First Nation communities
Agency Services
Description (Service) Serves as a non-political Chiefs Council which provides support services to nine First Nation communities 
  • Provides governance, political support and advocacy to Matawa First Nations in their quest to build self-sufficient communities 
  • Consists of Chiefs and representatives from each community  
  • Delivers programs and services through local community government  
  • Operates various First Nation owned for-profit corporations
Provides technical and professional advisory services and programs in the following areas: 
  • Education 
  • Education, Matawa Learning Centre 
  • Employment and Training (Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen)  
  • Financial Advisory Services 
  • Health and Social Services 
  • Health and Social Services, Addictions Program 
  • Health and Social Services, Home and Community Care 
  • Health and Social Services, Immunization Clinic 
  • Health and Social Services, Regional Crisis Intervention 
  • Membership and Registration 
  • Resource Development, Economic Development 
  • Resource Development, Ring of Fire Department 
  • Subsidiary Business, Matawa First Nations Property Inc 
  • Subsidiary Business, Matawa Non Profit Housing Corporation 
  • Subsidiary Business, Matawa Project Management Group Inc 
  • Technical Services 
  • Technical Services, Environmental 
  • Technical Services, Four Rivers Environmental Services Group 
  • Technical Services, Fire Protection and Prevention 
  • Technical Services, Housing 
  • Technical Services, Operations and Maintenance
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Aroland First Nation ; Constance Lake First Nation ; Eabametoong First Nation ; Ginoogaming First Nation ; Long Lake 58 First Nation ; Marten Falls First Nation ; Neskantaga First Nation ; Nibinamik First Nation ; Webequie First Nation
Eligibility Must belong to one of the member First Nations within Matawa Territory
Application Services are accessed through direct communication with Matawa First Nations Management
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, Ojibway; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-344-4575
Toll Free Phone 1-800-463-2249
Fax 807-344-2977
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Primary Contact Sarah Moonias, Receptionist; Phone: 807-344-4575 ext 2001
Primary Executive David Paul Achneepineskum, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 807-344-4575 ext 3650; Email:
Alternate Executive Vivian Martin, Executive Assistant; Phone: 807-344-4575 ext 3654; Email:
Site Location North Ward
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 233 Court St S, 2nd Fl
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 2X9
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Intersection Court St S and John St
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Main and upper levels ; Lower level not accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (21) Other Regional Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 1988
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North East Local Health Integration Network (North East LHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)
Meetings Matawa First Nations Management Board of Directors: Quarterly 
Matawa First Nations Chiefs Council: Quarterly