Gull Bay First Nation

Site: Government Office

Service: Governance

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Nokiiwin Tribal Council (NTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Superior Treaty 
  • Consists of 1 main reserve, Gull River 55 Indian Reserve with an area of 15.2 sq miles 
  • Has water treatment plant but is not operating; community has been on boil-water advisory for years, since 2009 
  • Health Clinic located at Front Street in Gull Bay 
  • Announcement in Nov 2018-Gov't has committed to fund design and construction of a new centralized water treatment plant in Gull Bay with construction scheduled to begin in 2020
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Gull Bay First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation 
  • Provides a combined Fire Station/Police Station 
  • Offers a community school which is temporarily closed but current Chief and Council working to have it reopen 
  • Organizes community events such as feasts at the Community Recreation Centre 
  • Publishes a monthly online community newsletter 
  • Hosts an Annual Pow Wow in August
Provides the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Economic Development 
  • Education Department 
  • Health Services, Gull Bay Health Clinic 
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program 
  • Health Services, Referral Clerk 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits 
  • Ontario Works, Good Food Box Program 
  • Operations and Maintenance
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Gull Bay ; Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek First Nation
Eligibility Members of Gull Bay 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 807-982-0006
Toll Free Phone 1-855-982-0006
Crisis Phone Gull Bay Police: 807-982-2107
Fax 807-982-0009
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Janice Penagin, Office Manager
Primary Executive Wilfred King, Chief; Email:
Site Location Community is approx 175 km N of Thunder Bay on Hwy 527 along W shores of Lake Nipigon
Located In Community Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek First Nation
Address Gull Bay Administration
Front St
Gull Bay, ON P0T 1P0
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Mailing Address c/o Gull Bay Government Office 
PO Box 29100 
1186 Memorial Ave 
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6P9
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 Services Canada (ISC); Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)
Elections Chief and 10 Band Council members elected every 4 years under the First Nations Elections Act Electoral system; next election Nov 2020