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Tribal Council: Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs Provincial Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) Treaty #9
  • Known as the most northern community in Ontario, Fort Severn is on the edge of the treeline and is only accessible year-round by air, during summer months by waters of Hudson Bay and during winter months by ice road (Wapusk Trail) from Peawanuck in the east and Gillam, Manitoba in the west
  • Fort Severn is a dry community and ALL arriving passengers at airport and via winter road undergo a luggage check for alcohol and/or illegal substances
  • Niska Inn Hotel: 807-478-2657; for reservations call 807-478-2572
Organization: Fort Severn First Nation - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: Main 807-478-2515
807-478-2544
Toll-Free: 1-877-478-1212
Fax: 807-478-1103
Website: www.fortsevern.firstnation.ca
Address:
PO Box 149
Fort Severn, ON
P0V 1W0
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Fort Severn  
Location: Community is approx 720 km NE of Sioux Lookout, 9 km from mouth of Severn River on Hudson Bay
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Executives: Paul Burke - Chief
paulburkefso@gmail.com
Christopher Koostachin - Deputy Chief
Contacts: Janelle Bluecoat - Receptionist
Lyle Thomas - E-Centre Coordinator
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Fort Severn First Nation

Band Office - Community is approx 720 km NE of Sioux Lookout, 9 km from mouth of Severn River on Hudson Bay

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Offers 1 main store (Northern) and several small private businesses including "Warchief Native Apparel" that sells a Native clothing line
  • Provides the Niska Inn Hotel
  • Provides a few churches of various denominations
  • Operates a Canada Post postal service
  • Operates a community radio station and a cable television service which includes a local channel to advertise current events and community news
  • Offers a community Internet service and mobile phone (cellular) service
  • Coordinates a Canoe Restoration Project, involving community youth to help restore historic canoes
  • Serviced by daily flights with Wasaya Airways and charter air service; airport maintained and serviced by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario
  • Hosts an annual 3-day fall caribou hunt for community members
  • 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)
  • Child and Family Services (Tikinagan)
  • E-Centre
  • Economic Development
  • Education Department
  • Education Department, Wasaho Cree Nation School
  • Health Services
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children
  • Health Services, Detox Program
  • Health Services, Home and Community Care Program
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program
  • Health Services, Nursing Station
  • Health Services, Referral Clerk
  • Health Services, Youth Centre
  • Housing Department
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Public Works

Fees: None
Application: Call for information
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Members of Fort Severn First Nation
Languages: English ; Interpretive Services
Area(s) Served: Kenora District
See Also: Affordable Housing
Child Abuse and Welfare
Financial Assistance
Government Services - Information

This information was last completely updated on December 13, 2016

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