Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

Description & Services
Public Comments Nokiiwin Tribal Council (NTC)  
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Superior Treaty 
  • Consists of total land base of approx 100 sq km on the lands that were formerly known as Lake Nipigon Provincial Park  
  • The First Nation was established as Sand Point First Nation Reserve in April 2010 
  • Head Office is located at 1 Copper Thunderbird Rd, Sand Point First Nation Ont P0T 2B0
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation  
  • Administers all services through the Band Office in city of Thunder Bay 
  • Established as new reserve in 2010; there is no housing or infrastructure on reserve land but is under development as the eventual home for community members  
  • Publishes a community newsletter available on website 
  • Hosts an Annual Pow Wow, currently at Victoria Inn in Thunder Bay
Provides the following programs and services:  
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • EarlyON Centre  
  • Economic Development, Papasay Management Corporation 
  • Employment and Training 
  • Family Centre 
  • Family Centre, Child and Youth Program 
  • Family Centre, Family Well Being Program 
  • Health and Social Services 
  • Lands and Housing Department 
  • Membership
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek First Nation
Eligibility Members of Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek 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 807-623-2724
Fax 807-623-2764
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Primary Contact Louise Esquega, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 807-623-2724 ext 201; Email:
Primary Executive Joseph Ladouceur, Chief; Phone: 807-623-2724 ext 209; Email:
Alternate Executive Diane Dunford, Director of Finance; Phone: 807-623-2724 ext 205 * (Cell) 807-621-3114; Email:
Site Location Reserve is on E shore of Lake Nipigon in Pijitawbik Bay, 170 km NE of Thunder Bay off Hwy 11, and 17 km S of Beardmore
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address Sand Point First Nation Satellite Office
292 Court St S
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6C6
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Intersection Court St S and Fort William Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government
Established 1991
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 two Band Council members elected every four years under the Custom Electoral system; next election Jan 2020