Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3 
  • Consists of 2 uninhabited reserves: Lac Des Mille Lacs 22A1 on the NE shore of Lac des Mille Lacs and Seine River 22A2 at the junction of the Seine and Firesteel Rivers approx 135 km NW of Thunder Bay 
  • Members have committed to rebuilding own community on Seine River site; currently has an outstanding land claim pending negotiation with the federal and provincial governments 
  • Access road built to 22A1 in 2006; site now also includes Roundhouse and a Community Cultural Complex 
  • Construction currently underway (2016) to develop 40 residential lots
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation 
  • Due to past flooding by dam projects in the region there are few members living on Lac Des Mille Lacs reserve territory; most members live in communities throughout Northwestern Ontario 
  • Provides services and programs from the Band Office located on Fort William First Nation reserve
Offers the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Community Wellness 
  • Economic Development 
  • Education and Training 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Health Services, Diabetes Program 
  • Health Services, Non-Insured Health Benefits 
  • Housing Department 
  • Membership Department
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4 pm, Fri 8:30 am-3 pm
Areas Served Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation
Eligibility Members of Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibwe, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-622-9835
Toll Free Phone 1-888-573-0168
Fax 807-622-9866
Primary Contact Honey Chicago, Receptionist and Office Support; Phone: 807-622-9835 ext 221
Alternate Contact Danielle Morrison, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 807-622-9835 ext 230; Email:
Primary Executive Judy WhiteCloud Maunula, Chief; Phone: 807-622-9835 ext 223; Email:
Alternate Executive Quentin Snider, Band Administrator; Phone: 807-622-9835 ext 222; Email:
Site Location Fort William Reserve is located on W shore of Lake Superior, south of and adjacent to the city of Thunder Bay
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 690 Mountain Rd, Fort William First Nation
Thunder Bay, ON P7J 1G8
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Mailing Address PO Box 328 
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 4A3
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (40) Federal Government ; (50) Non Profit
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 5 Band Council members elected every 3 years under the Custom Electoral System; next election Jun 2018