Michipicoten First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

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Description & Services
Public Comments Not affiliated with a Tribal Council 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Superior Treaty 
  • Main and most populated reserve is Gros Cap 49 
  • Michipicoten First Nation Band experienced 5 forced moves causing significant disruption to the community; successful land agreement was negotiated in 2008 between both governments and Michipicoten FN 
  • Michipicoten FN also has reserve lands located at Chapleau and Missanabie, Ont
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Michipicoten First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation 
  • Offers residential facilities of 27 occupied houses and one 10-unit apartment building 
  • Hosts an annual week-long Youth & Elders' Gathering in August to promote the community and cultural awareness through ceremonies, teachings, traditional medicines and community feasts and events 
  • Publishes a community newsletter once every 2 months
Offers the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Economic Development and Research 
  • Education and Training Department 
  • Family Support Worker Program 
  • Family Well Being Program 
  • Health Services 
  • Health Services, Community Health Promotion Worker 
  • Health Services, Community Health Representative 
  • Housing Department  
  • Michipicoten Public Library 
  • Operations and Maintenance 
  • Volunteer Fire Department 
  • Water Treatment Plant
Hours Mon-Thu 8 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8 am-1:30 pm
Areas Served Michipicoten First Nation
Eligibility Members of Michipicoten First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-856-1993
Toll Free Phone 1-888-303-7723
Crisis Phone 9-1-1
Fax 705-856-1642
E-Mail rday@michipicoten.com
Website www.michipicoten.com
Primary Contact Paula Penno, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 705-856-1993 ext 210; Email: ppenno@michipicoten.com
Primary Executive Patricia Tangie, Chief; Phone: 705-856-1993 ext 215; Email: ptangie@michipicoten.com
Alternate Executive Jessica Labranche, Executive Officer; Phone: 705-856-1993 ext 213; Email: jlabranche@michipicoten.com
Site Location Reserve is on N shore of Michipicoten Bay in Lake Superior, 24 km SW of Wawa
Located In Community Michipicoten First Nation
Address 107 Hiawatha Dr
Wawa, ON P0S 1K0
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Intersection Hiawatha Dr and White Sands Dr
Mailing Address PO Box 1 
Site 8, RR 1 
Wawa, ON P0S 1K0
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 East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC); Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)
Elections Chief and six Band Council members elected every two years under the Indian Act Electoral System; next election March 2021