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Independent First Nation (No Tribal Council affiliation) Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) Treaty #5
  • Known as Sandy Lake #88, the community is made up of 5 geographical areas/sections: River, Centre, Airport/Big Rock, Old Sawmill/Ghost Point and R.C.
  • Elders Council (5 members) & Youth Council (5 members) elected during General Band Elections; includes 1 elder and 1 youth representative from each of the 5 geographical areas of the community
  • Sandy Lake is a dry community and ALL arriving passengers at airport and via winter road undergo a luggage check for alcohol and/or illegal substances
  • A remote and isolated community accessible by plane or 145 km of ice road from North Spirit Lake during winter road season
Organization: Sandy Lake First Nation - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: Main 807-774-3421
807-774-5121
Fax: 807-774-1040
Website: www.sandylake.firstnation.ca
Address:
c/o Robert Fiddler Administration Building
PO Box 12
Sandy Lake, ON
P0V 1V0
Street
Address
:
Sandy Lake  
Location: Community is approx 227 km NE of Red Lake, on the NW end of Sandy Lake and along the Manitoba border
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Executives: Bartholemew Meekis - Chief
807-774-1385 * bartmeekis@knet.ca
Robert Kakegamic - Deputy Chief
807-774-3421 ext 222
Contacts: Joyce Goodman - Receptionist
Joe C Meekis - Executive Director
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Sandy Lake First Nation

Band Office - Robert Fiddler Administration Building - Community is approx 227 km NE of Red Lake, on the NW end of Sandy Lake and along the Manitoba border

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Offers community businesses including a Northern Store, 4 smaller convenience stores, a few gas stations, the Sandy Lake Motel, Sandy Lake Seaplane Base and a few small privately-run businesses
  • Provides an elementary school and a high school as well as an adult learning centre for distance education
  • Offers 6 churches of various denominations
  • Operates a Canada Post postal service
  • Served by a small airport maintained and serviced by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario and served by Wasaya Airways with daily direct flights to Winnipeg, Red Lake and Sioux Lookout
  • Provides air ambulance services as needed
  • Offers a local radio station which is the lifeline of the community and television station
  • Participates in the Junior Canadian Rangers Program for youth (12-18 years) which teaches various skills including but not limited to first aid, using rifles safely, hunting and fishing, Native customs and traditions, healthy living, staying in school and drug and alcohol abuse awareness

Provides the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Community Development Services
  • Community Development Services, Public Works
  • Housing Department
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Recreation Department
  • Sandy Lake Board of Education
  • Sandy Lake Board of Education, Gabbius Goodman Memorial Learning Centre
  • Sandy Lake Board of Education, Thomas Fiddler Memorial Elementary School
  • Sandy Lake Board of Education, Thomas Fiddler Memorial High School
  • Sandy Lake Early Childhood Development Centre
  • Sandy Lake Early Childhood Development Centre, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children
  • Sandy Lake Early Childhood Development Centre, Brighter Futures Program
  • Sandy Lake Early Childhood Development Centre, Child Wellness Program
  • Sandy Lake Early Childhood Development Centre, Dental Health Program
  • Sandy Lake Early Childhood Development Centre, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Sandy Lake Early Childhood Development Centre, Maternal Child Health Prorgam
  • Sandy Lake Early Childhood Development Centre, Nishtum Head Start Program
  • Sandy Lake Early Childhood Development Centre, Prenatal Nutrition Program
  • Sandy Lake Health Authority
  • Sandy Lake Health Authority, Crisis Intervention
  • Sandy Lake Health Authority, Home Care Program
  • Sandy Lake Health Authority, Mental Health Program
  • Sandy Lake Health Authority, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program
  • Sandy Lake Health Authority, Nursing Station
  • Sandy Lake Health Authority, Sandy Lake Health and Diabetes Program
  • Sandy Lake Volunteer Fire Department

Fees: None
Application: Call for information
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Members of Sandy Lake First Nation
Languages: English ; Interpretive Services
Area(s) Served:
Kenora District  
See Also: Advocacy and Social Action for Indigenous Peoples
Government Services - Information
Police

This information was last completely updated on December 6, 2016

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