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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Independent (does not belong to Tribal Council) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Superior Treaty 
  • Consists of 2 settlements: Red Rock (Parmacheene) 53 and Lake Helen 53A (main reserve) Indian reserves with a combined area of 1.5 sq miles 
  • Community is 4 miles N of Lake Superior on shore of Lake Helen 
  • General Band meetings: first Wed of each month, 7 pm at Lake Helen Resource Centre; open to all Band members
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Red Rock Indian Band
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation  
  • Serviced by air through the Thunder Bay Airport, located approx 1 hour S of Nipigon 
  • Participates as a member of Waaskiinaysay Ziibi Inc., an economic development corporation made up of five Lake Nipigon First Nations  
  • Provides a Community Centre which is a hub for activities and events; available for community members to book for private events  
  • Provides many cultural activities including Pow-wows, community sweats, sharing circles, arts and crafts, and traditional healing and Elders activities  
  • Hosts an annual Salmon Derby in early September
Provides the following programs and services:  
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Early Childhood Education  
  • Economic Development  
  • Education Services 
  • Emergency Preparedness 
  • Family Support Services 
  • Health Office 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healing and Wellness 
  • Health Services, Brighter Futures 
  • Health Services, Family Well Being Program 
  • Health Services, Health Clerk (Referral Clerk) 
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation 
  • Housing and Properties 
  • Lands and Resources 
  • Membership Department 
  • Public Works and Water Treatment Plant 
  • Restorative Justice Committee 
  • Social Services, Homemakers Program 
  • Social Services, Ontario Works 
  • Social Services, Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits 
  • Volunteer Fire Department
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Red Rock Indian Band
Eligibility Members of Red Rock Indian Band
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibwe, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-887-2510
Toll Free Phone 1-877-887-2510
Fax 807-887-3446
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Ivy Wawia, Receptionist; Email:
Alternate Contact Tiffany Wawia, Band Administrator Assistant; Email:
Primary Executive Matthew Dupuis, Chief; Email:
Alternate Executive Priscilla Atkinson, Band Administrator; Email:
Site Location Reserve is approx 100 km NE of Thunder Bay, just off junction of Hwy 11 & 17, 2 km E of Nipigon
Located In Community Red Rock Indian Band
Address 2 Gas Rd
Red Rock Indian Band, ON P0T 2J0
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Intersection Gas Rd and Hwy 11/17
Mailing Address PO Box 1030 
Nipigon, ON P0T 2J0
Physical Access Fully 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, four Band Council members and one Honorary Councillor elected every 2 years under the Custom Electoral system; next election Sept 2019