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Tribal Council: Pwi-di-goo-zing Ne-yaa-zhing Advisory Services Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) Treaty #3
  • Consists of 2 reserves, the main reserve Manitou Rapids 11 with a land area of 22.67 sq km and Long Sault 12 with a lnad area of 7.4 acres
  • Rainy River First Nation is an amalgamation of seven historical Rainy River Saulteaux bands that were known as Hungry Hall 1 Band, Hungry Hall 2 Band, Little Forks Band, Long Sault 1 Band, Long Sault 2 Band, Manitou Rapids 1 Band and Manitou Rapids 2 Band

Organization: Rainy River First Nation - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: 807-482-2479
Crisis: OPP Dispatch: 1-888-310-1122
Fax: 807-482-2603
PO Box 450
Emo, ON
P0W 1E0
6 Manitou Rapids Dr
Location: Community is approx 40 km W of Fort Frances and 5 km W of Emo along the shores of Rainy River adjacent to Hwy 11
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Executives: Robin McGinnis - Chief
807-482-2479 ext 228 *
Tammy Ryll - Interim Manager of Administration
807-482-2479 ext 224 *
Contacts: Leann Callaghan - Receptionist
807-482-2479 ext 221
Kathy Bombay-Lyons - Community Communications Officer
807-482-2479 ext 222 *
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Rainy River First Nation

Functions as the Band Office located 3 miles west of Emo on Hwy 11/71

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Conducts business affairs mostly in towns of Emo and Fort Frances
  • Hosts an Annual Sobriety Traditional Pow Wow each spring and an Annual Fish Fry in August
  • Publishes a monthly newsletter, The Rapids Review
  • Offers two community centres, a baseball diamond, an outdoor ice rink and an arena
  • Provides the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre which offers cross country skiing and snowshoe trails during the winter months

Provides the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Ambulance services (land only)
  • Community Care Program
  • Community Care Program, Family Support Services
  • Education Program
  • Fire Department
  • Health Services
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children
  • Health Services, Community Wellness Program
  • Health Services, Diabetes Program
  • Health Services, Immunization Clinic
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation Program
  • Homemakers Program
  • Housing Program
  • National Native Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (NNADAP)
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Public Library
  • Recreation Department

Meeting: Community meetings held on the first Wed of every second month at 5:30 pm in the Resource Centre
Fees: None
Application: Call for information
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Members of Rainy River First Nation
Languages: English ; Interpretive Services
Language Note: Ojibway, available upon request
Area(s) Served:
District of Rainy River  
See Also: Advocacy and Social Action for Indigenous Peoples
Emergency Planning and Preparedness
Government Services - Information

This information was last completely updated on July 5, 2017

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