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Tribal Council: Unaffiliated Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) Robinson-Superior Treaty
  • Namaygoosisagagun FN has applied for official Band Status and reserve lands; currently awaiting approval
  • Main community is Collins, just NW of Lake Nipigon and occupies the SW corner of Wabakimi Provincial Park
  • Community is not road accessible, only accessed by Via Rail through a 30-minute train ride, by float plane and snowmachine in winter
  • Namaygoosisagagun comes from a word meaning "Trout Lake" which is the Aboriginal name for Collins Lake
Sub-Office located on Fort William First Nation: Namaygoosisagagun First Nation, 684 City Rd Unit 16, Thunder Bay, Ont P7J 1K3
Organization: Namaygoosisagagun First Nation - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: Thunder Bay Band Office 807-626-1780
Collins Band Office 807-583-1845
Fax: Thunder Bay 807-626-8126 Collins 807-583-1848
Email: namaygoo@tbaytel.net
Website: www.namaygoosisagagun.ca
Address:
c/o Namaygoosisagagun Band Office
684 City Rd, Unit 16
Fort William First Nation, ON
P7J 1K3
Street
Address
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Band Office
Collins
 
Location: Community is 33 km W of Armstrong near Onamakawash Lake, on the N shore of Collins Lake, NW of Lake Nipigon
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Hours not specified
Executives: Helen Angela Paavola - Chief
807-626-1780 * chiefnfn@tbaytel.net
Kyle MacLaurin - Consultation Coordinator
807-626-1780 * nfncomresource@tbaytel.net
Service Description: Operates as a non-status Ojibwe First Nation

Main Band Office is located in the community of Collins, 33 km W of Armstrong; Sub-Office is located in Thunder Bay on City Rd

Operates as a non-status Ojibwe First Nation
  • Consists of approx 40 members presently residing in community of Collins; other members scattered throughout NW Ontario with some families registered to First Nations in Treaty #3, Treaty #9 and Robinson-Superior Treaty
  • Provides a small elementary school up to Gr 7 for community students; older students attend schools in Thunder Bay
  • Seeking funding to construct a sawmill and a community business centre on lands that will be acquired from three separate current owners including Canadian National Railway (CNR)
  • Participates in fish netting surveys with Anishinabek/Ontario Fisheries Resource Centre on Collins Lake to determine fish populations
  • Hosts an Annual Summer Festival in July for community members to gather for games, special events, and feasts

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

This information was last completely updated on January 31, 2017

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