Koocheching First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Windigo First Nations 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • Reserve is only accessible by air to Sandy Lake (65 km SW) year-round, by boat or floatplane in summer and a seasonal winter road from Keewaywin First Nation, 12 km (Winter road goes from Pickle Lake to Cat Lake to Keewaywin) 
  • Offers no education services; school shut down in 2010 
  • Alternate Band office fax number: 807-774-1082
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Koocheching First Nation
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
Provides the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Band office) 
  • Health Services from Health Canada and Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority 
  • Housing Department
Hours Band Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Koocheching First Nation
Eligibility Members of Koocheching First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-774-3421
Fax 807-737-3133
E-Mail koochechingfirstnation@knet.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Executive William Harper, Chief; Email: williamhharper@gmail.com
Site Location Community is located 400 km N of Sioux Lookout at E end of Sandy Lake
Located In Community Koocheching First Nation
Address Sandy Lake, ON
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Mailing Address PO Box 32 
Sandy Lake, ON P0V 1V0
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 and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)
Elections Chief and 2 Band Council members govern the community; Council members are Terry Harper and Ingrid Jane Harper