Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Independent First Nations Alliance (IFNA) 
Political Territorial Organization: Independent (No affiliation) 
Treaty #9 
  • Community consists of 1 main reserve known as Kitchenuhmaykoosib 84 but is located on mainland and Post Island, connected by thin strip of land; only accessible by air year-round or a winter/ice road heading N off Hwy 599 from Pickle Lake 
  • Big Trout 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 
  • Big Trout Lake Hotel: 807-537-2263 or 807-537-2528
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation 
  • Provides several locally-owned gas/grocery/clothing stores, a butcher shop, a bowling alley and a community indoor arena (includes fitness centre) 
  • Offers the Big Trout Lake Hotel and Restaurant 
  • Operates a Canada Post postal station and a Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce located in small business centre 
  • Provides a band-run community radio station and cable television 
  • Provides the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Band Community Hall 
  • Offers 5 churches of various denominations  
  • Maintains the Sandy Banks camping/recreation area about 10 miles from community 
  • Serviced by Wasaya Airways flights through the Big Trout Lake Airport, located 1.1 km SW of community 
  • 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
Programs and services provided include: 
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Chakabesh Youth Centre 
  • Child and Family Services 
  • Economic Development 
  • Equay Wuk Women's Shelter 
  • Fire Department 
  • Health Services 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Health Services, Big Trout Lake Nursing Station 
  • Health Services, Home and Community Care 
  • Health Services, Mamow Against Drugs Healing Program 
  • Health Services, Mental Health Program 
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program 
  • Housing Department 
  • Kitchenuhmaykoosib Education Authority 
  • Kitchenuhmaykoosib Education Authority, Aglace Chapman Education Centre 
  • Lands and Environment 
  • New Seniors Home Care Centre, Post Island 
  • Old Senior Citizens Home Complex, Mainland Creek 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits 
  • Public Works
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation
Eligibility Members of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-537-2263
Crisis Phone On-Reserve OPP: 807-537-2585
Fax 807-537-2574
Primary Contact Gladys Childsforever, Receptionist
Alternate Contact Noah A Chapman, Executive Director
Primary Executive Donald Morris, Chief
Alternate Executive Stanley Bluecoat, Deputy Chief
Site Location Community is approx 580 km N of Thunder Bay, along N shore of Big Trout Lake
Located In Community Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation
Address Big Trout Lake, ON P0V 1G0
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Mailing Address c/o Band Office 
PO Box 329 
Big Trout Lake, ON P0V 1G0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established Gained full reserve status in 1976
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, Deputy Chief and five Band Council members elected under the Custom Electoral System; next election Nov 2019