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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty 
  • Chief Isadore Day, former Chief of SRFN also holds the position of Lake Huron Regional Grand Chief 
  • Serpent River is an Anishinaabe First Nation and consists of a land area of approx 109 sq km
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Serpent River First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation 
  • Operates a gas-bar, restaurant, general store, art gallery and commercial office space 
  • Offers the Trading Post retail business 
  • Hosts an annual Traditional Genaabaajing Pow Wow Gathering, usually in September 
  • Provides a Lifestyle Centre which includes a gymnasium, fitness room, Elder's room, boardroom, lounge area and kitchen 
  • Serviced by air through Sudbury airport (140 km E of community) and Sault Ste Marie airport (160 km W of community)
Offers the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Community Resource Centre and Employment Services 
  • Day Care Centre 
  • Economic Development 
  • Education Department 
  • Family and Community Support Program 
  • Food Bank 
  • Geka Wigwam Seniors Lodge 
  • Geka Wigwam Seniors Lodge, Adult Day Program 
  • Geka Wigwam Seniors Lodge, Helpline 
  • Geka Wigwam Seniors Lodge, Home and Community Care Program 
  • Geka Wigwam Seniors Lodge, Meals on Wheels 
  • Housing Department 
  • Kenabutch Health Centre 
  • Kenabutch Health Centre, Diabetes Program 
  • Kenabutch Health Centre, Medical Transportation 
  • Kenabutch Health Centre, Non-Insured Health Benefits 
  • Kenabutch Health Centre, Recreation Services 
  • Lands and Resources 
  • Mental Health Department 
  • Niigaaniin Social Services 
  • Niigaaniin Social Services, Extended Health Benefits 
  • Operations and Maintenance 
  • Public Library 
  • Volunteer Fire Department
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Serpent River First Nation
Eligibility Members of Serpent River 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 705-844-2418
Fax 705-844-2757
Primary Contact Sandra Owl, Senior Managers Administrative Assistant; Phone: 705-844-2418 ext 238; Email:
Alternate Contact Evelyn Day, Office Administrator; Phone: 705-844-2418 ext 260; Email:
Primary Executive Elaine Johnston, Chief; Phone: 705-844-2418 ext 250; Email:
Alternate Executive Brenda Rivers, Director of Operations; Phone: 705-844-2418 ext 252; Email:
Site Location Community is on N shore of Georgian Bay on Lake Huron, along Hwy 17 approx 160 km E of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Cutler
Address 195 Village Rd
Cutler, ON P0P 1B0
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Intersection Village Rd and Sleepy Hollow Rd
Mailing Address PO Box 14 
Cutler, ON P0P 1B0
Physical Access Not Accessible
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 12 Band Council members elected every two years under the Indian Act Electoral System; next election Nov 2019