Deer Lake First Nation

Governance

Home Agency Service

Description
Functions as the governing centre for the community; oversees all community programs, services and facilities

Activities and services for community members also include but are not limited to the following:
  • Ontario First Nation Policing arrangements through Nishnawbe-Aski Police Services, Northwest Region; local ph: 807-775-9954; fax: 807-775-9955
  • Child and Family Services worker on-reserve provided through Tikinagan Child and Family Services in Sioux Lookout
  • Hospital services available at Meno Ya Win Health Centre in Sioux Lookout and Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital in Red Lake
  • Offers one main Northern Store, three private gas stations, J & D Trading and a few small privately-run businesses
  • Operates a Canada Post postal service
  • Operates a small airport maintained and serviced by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario and served by Wasaya Airways
  • Provides air ambulance services as needed
  • Offers the local Ennis Memorial TV & Radio Station used daily to share community news
  • Co-owns a small run-of-the-river hydro generating station on the Severn River with Hydro One
Comments
Chief, Deputy Chief and 6 Band Council members elected every 2 years under the Custom Electoral System; next election Aug 2023
Eligibility
Members of Deer Lake First Nation
Application Process
Call for information
Office
807-775-2141 - Band Office
Fax
807-775-2220
Web Site
Visit Website
Email
deerlakefirstnation@knet.ca
Mailing Address
Box 39
c/o Deer Lake Band Office
Deer Lake, ON, P0V 1N0
Canada
Languages
English
Contact
Angie Meekis, Band Secretary
Email: angiemeekis@knet.ca
Chief
Leonard Mawakeesick
Fees
None
Documents Required
No documents required
Accessibility
Partially Accessible - Parking -- No designated handicapped parking space; Entrance -- Accessible with side ramp but no automatic push button doors; Washroom -- Not accessible
Legal Status
Government - City
Topic(s)
Agency Information
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Updated On
February 13, 2022
Address
Deer Lake Band Office
Deer Lake First Nation, ON, P0V 1N0
  • Community is located 180 km N of Red Lake on NE shore of Deer Lake
  • Reserve is only accessible by air year-round at Deer Lake Airport and a seasonal winter road from Pickle Lake, via the Northern Ontario Resource Trail and through North Spirit Lake First Nation or the winter road N from Red Lake

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Hours of Operation
Mon
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tue
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wed
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thu
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fri
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Service Area(s)
Deer Lake First Nation