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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 one main reserve, Rocky Bay 1 Indian Reserve in the municipality of Greenstone 
  • Nearest urban centre is Thunder Bay located 160 km SW of community 
  • Land area is 13.4 hectares but more reserve land is currently under negotiations
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek (Rocky Bay First Nation) members
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek members 
  • Provides a Canada Post postal station independently by a Band member 
  • Serviced by air through Nipigon Municipal Airport located 56 km from community 
  • Hosts an annual Pow Wow, children's Christmas and Halloween parties, an annual Fall/Spring Hunt and other events for community residents 
  • Offers a Hardy Gas Bar/Convenience Store and Beamish Variety Store 
  • Provides a Recreation/Community Centre equipped with full kitchen facilities and shower/washroom facilities 
  • Maintains an indoor rink facility including a zamboni
Provides the following programs and services: 
  • Administration 
  • Brighter Futures 
  • Economic Development 
  • Education Authority 
  • Education Authority, Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging School 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative 
  • Health Services, Community Wellness 
  • Health Services, Family Support Program 
  • Health Services, Immunization Clinic 
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation 
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program 
  • Housing Program 
  • Lands & Resource Program 
  • Medical Centre 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits 
  • Operations & Maintenance 
  • Volunteer Fire Department 
  • Water and Waste Water Treatment
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek First Nation
Eligibility Members of Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek (Rocky 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 807-885-3401
Crisis Phone 9-1-1
Fax 807-885-1218
Primary Contact Reception; Phone: 807-885-3401 ext 221; Email:
Alternate Contact Ashley Kowtiash, Band Executive Secretary; Phone: 807-885-3401 ext 222; Email:
Primary Executive Melvin Hardy, Chief; Phone: 807-885-3401 ext 230; Email:
Alternate Executive Amelia Hardy, Band Manager; Phone: 807-885-3401 ext 226; Email:
Site Location Community is approx 160 km NE of Thunder Bay, adjacent to town of MacDiarmid off Hwy 11 and along SE shores of Lake Nipigon
Located In Community Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek First Nation
Address 501 Spirit Bay Rd, Rocky Bay Reserve
MacDiarmid, ON P0T 2B0
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Intersection Spirit Bay Rd and Fraser St
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 6 Band Council members elected every 4 years under the Custom Electoral system; next election Nov 2022