Keewaywin First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • Band Office is located at 202 Band Office Rd 
  • Community is only accessible year-round by air and during the winter by seasonal winter/ice road N from Pickle Lake or from Red Lake 
  • Keewaywin is connected to Sandy Lake First Nation by Sandy Lake 
  • Keewaywin is a dry community and ALL arriving passengers at airport and via winter road undergo a luggage check for alcohol and/or illegal substances 
  • Keewaywin Hotel: 807-771-1128
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Keewaywin First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation 
  • Offers 1 main Northern Store, 3 locally owned convenience stores and 1 gas station 
  • Offers the Full Gospel Church 
  • Operates a Canada Post postal service 
  • Offers a local radio station  
  • Operates a small airport maintained and serviced by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario and served by Wasaya Airways
 
Provides the following programs and services:  
  • Administration (Band office)  
  • Child and Family Services 
  • Crisis Intervention 
  • E-Centre 
  • Economic Development 
  • Education Department  
  • Education Department, Keewaywin First Nation School  
  • Health Services, Keewaywin Nursing Station 
  • Health Services, Keewaywin Nursing Station, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Health Services, Keewaywin Nursing Station, Brighter Futures Program 
  • Health Services, Keewaywin Nursing Station, Diabetes Program 
  • Health Services, Keewaywin Nursing Station, Home and Community Care 
  • Health Services, Keewaywin Nursing Station, Maternal Child Health Program 
  • Health Services, Keewaywin Nursing Station, Mental Health Program 
  • Health Services, Keewaywin Nursing Station, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program 
  • Health Services, Keewaywin Nursing Station, Referral Clerk 
  • Housing Department 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits  
  • Public Works Department
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Keewaywin First Nation
Eligibility Members of Keewaywin First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-771-1210
Toll Free Phone 1-866-437-9505
Fax 807-771-1053
Website www.keewaywin.firstnation.ca
Primary Contact Cheyenne Meekis, Receptionist; Email: cheyennemeekis@knet.ca
Primary Executive Christopher Kakegamic, Chief; Email: chriskg@knet.ca
Alternate Executive Joseph Meekis, Band Administrator; Email: joemeekis@knet.ca
Site Location Community is approx 200 km N of Red Lake on E shore of Sandy Lake
Located In Community Keewaywin First Nation
Address Keewaywin, ON P0V 3G0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Keewaywin Band Office 
PO Box 90 
Keewaywin, ON P0V 3G0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established Gained full reserve status Apr 1997
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC); Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)
Elections Chief and 4 Band Council members elected every 2 years under the Custom Electoral System; next election Mar 2018