North Caribou Lake First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

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Record #: TBC0146 Last Modified: 09 Oct 2014 Last Full Update: 08 Oct 2014
Description & Services
Public CommentsTribal Council: Windigo First Nations 
Primary Tribal Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • Community only accessible year-round by air through Round Lake Airport, Weagamow Air Base or winter/ice road branching off the Northern Ont Resource Trail heading N from Pickle Lake 
  • Land area is approx 92 sq km and is known as Weagamow Lake Indian Reserve 87 
  • Weagamow Lake is a dry community and ALL arriving passengers at airport and via winter road undergo a luggage check for alcohol and/or illegal substances 
  • Tikinagan Child & Family Services head office in Sioux Lookout: 807-737-3466 (ph), 807-737-3543 (fax) 
  • Weagamow Accommodations: 807-469-9925 
  • Alternate email for Band Office: council@northcaribou.ca
Agency DescriptionOperates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the North Caribou Lake First Nation
Agency Services
DescriptionOperates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation 
  • Offers 2 main stores (Northern and Onadamakay), several small private businesses, Weagamow Lake Five Bay Garage, Weagamow Lake Restaurant and a public library 
  • Operates a Canada Post postal service 
  • Operates a community radio station (CHWL) which broadcasts community news and events to residents  
  • Serviced by flights with Weagamow Air and Wasaya Airways through the Round Lake airport located 1.9 km west of community, and maintained and serviced by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario 
  • Offers an Anglican Church and Weagamow Evangelical Church 
  • Participates in the Junior Canadian Rangers Program for youth (12-18 years) which teaches various skills including but not limited to first aid, using rifles safely, hunting and fishing, Native customs and traditions, healthy living, staying in school and drug and alcohol abuse awareness
 
Provides the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Child and Family Services 
  • Economic Development 
  • Fire Department 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Health Services, Early Childhood Development 
  • Health Services, Sena Memorial Nursing Station 
  • Health Services, Sena Memorial Nursing Station, Diabetes Program 
  • Health Services, Sena Memorial Nursing Station, Home and Community Care Program 
  • Health Services, Sena Memorial Nursing Station, Immunization Clinic 
  • Health Services, Sena Memorial Nursing Station, Maternal and Child Health Program 
  • Health Services, Sena Memorial Nursing Station, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program 
  • Health Services, Sena Memorial Nursing Station, Travel Clerk 
  • Housing Program 
  • New Horizons Treatment Centre 
  • North Caribou Lake Education Authority 
  • North Caribou Lake Education Authority, Native Sena School 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Public Library 
  • Public Works Department 
  • Weagamow Air Base
HoursMon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas ServedNorth Caribou First Nation
EligibilityMembers of North Caribou Lake First Nation
LanguagesEnglish ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
FeesNone
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone807-469-5191
Fax807-469-1315
E-Mailnorthcariboulakefirstnation@knet.ca
Social MediaFacebook Facebook
Primary ContactReceptionist
Primary ExecutiveDinah Kanate, Chief
Alternate ExecutiveJacqueline Crane, Band Administrator
Site LocationCommunity is 320 km N of Sioux Lookout, on N shore of Weagamow Lake
Located In CommunityNorth Caribou First Nation
AddressWeagamow Lake, ON
Mailing AddressPO Box 158 
Weagamow Lake, ON P0V 2Y0
AccessibilityNot Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
FundingProvincial - Ministry of Health & Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada (AANDC)
ElectionsChief and 7 Band Council members elected every 2 years under the Custom Electoral System; next election Dec 2015 (Chief and 2 Council members in office until Jun 2016)