Eagle Lake First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 
Treaty #3 
  • Land area of Eagle Lake First Nation consists of 8,800 sq miles 
  • To book Community Hall for events, contact Mike Henry at Band Office 
  • Council members for term 2018-2020 are Patrick Kavanaugh, Trisha Kavanaugh and William Gardner
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Eagle Lake First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation 
  • Owns the first "healthy house" in North America, a home built using environmentally friendly technology and materials, and powered by the wind and sun 
  • Serviced by air through the Dryden Regional Airport, 42 km from community 
  • Operates a Bingo Palace 
  • Offers the P & R Convenience Store & Gas Bar, and Eagle Lake Contracting Heavy Equipment services 
  • Offers 3 private home-based catering service businesses and a Kels Photography business 
  • Provides a Community Hall, available for community members to book for activities and events 
  • Provides many cultural activities including Pow-wows, community sweats, sharing circles, arts and crafts, and traditional healing and elders activities 
  • Hosts community feasts, Family New Year's Eve dance, winter carnival, science fair, fish derbies and many sports activities such as hockey tournaments and baseball tournaments
Provides the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Early Childhood Development Center 
  • Early Childhood Development Center, Brighter Futures 
  • Early Childhood Development Center, Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Economic Development and Community Planning 
  • Education Department 
  • Education Department, Migisi Sahgaigan School 
  • Health Centre 
  • Health Services, Community Wellness 
  • Health Services, Home Care 
  • Health Services, Mental Health & Addictions 
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program 
  • Health Services, Referral Clerk 
  • Housing Department 
  • Indian Registry 
  • Lands and Resources 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits 
  • Operations and Maintenance
Hours Mon-Thu 9 am-5 pm * Fri 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Migisi Sahgaigan First Nation
Eligibility Members of Eagle Lake 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 807-755-5526
Crisis Phone 9-1-1
Fax 807-755-5696
E-Mail eaglereception@migisi.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Samantha Pitchenese, Receptionist; Phone: 807-755-5526 ext 221
Primary Executive Arnold Gardner, Chief; Phone: 807-755-5526 ext 236; Email: chief@migisi.ca
Alternate Executive Jane Peterson, Political Coordinator; Phone: 807-755-5526 ext 233; Email: political.coordinator@migisi.ca
Site Location Community is along NE shores of Eagle Lake approx 25 km SW of Dryden off Hwy 502 and Hwy 594
Located In Community Migisi Sahgaigan First Nation
Address 1220 Ojibway Dr
Migisi Sahgaigan, ON P0V 3H0
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Mailing Address PO Box 1001 
Migisi Sahgaigan, ON P0V 3H0
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 West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC); Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)
Elections Chief and 3 Band Council members elected every 2 years under the Indian Act Electoral system; next election  
May 2020