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Tribal Council: Unaffiliated Provincial Territorial Organization: Anishinabek Nation, Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) Robinson-Superior Treaty
  • Reserve is officially known as Pic River 50 and covers approx 1.2 sq miles (316.6 hectares)
  • Community is directly bordering N edge of Pukaskwa National Park
  • The new traditional name "Biigtigong" is interpreted in English as "place of the river that erodes"
Organization: Biigtigong Nishnaabeg - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: 807-229-1749
Crisis: 9-1-1
Fax: 807-229-1944
Website: www.picriver.com
Address:
c/o Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Band Office
PO Box 193
Heron Bay, ON
P0T 1R0
Street
Address
:
78 Pic River Rd
Heron Bay
 
Location: Reserve is on Hwy 627 at mouth of Pic River along N shore of Lake Superior approx 13 km SE of Marathon
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Executives: Duncan Malcolm Michano - Chief
807-229-1749 ext 216 * duncan.michano@picriver.com
Joanne Michano - Band Administrator
807-229-1749 ext 215 * joanne.michano@picriver.com
Contacts: Kimberly Starr - Executive Assistant and Communications Officer
807-229-1749 ext 210 * kim.starr@picriver.com
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation

Reserve is on Hwy 627 at mouth of Pic River along N shore of Lake Superior approx 13 km SE of Marathon

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Provides the Begetekong Community Centre for various activities and events
  • Offers a Canada Post postal station
  • Offers a local Internet and cable television network
  • Publishes a monthly community newsletter, The Pic River Current
  • Renown for developing "run of the river" hydroelectric projects in Northern Ontario; partners in 3 generating stations
  • Operates a Band-owned forestry company

Provides the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Pic River Band Office)
  • Biidaaban Healing Lodge
  • Children and Family Learning Centre
  • Community Hall
  • Economic Development
  • Education Department
  • Education Department, Pic River Elementary
  • Education Department, Pic River High School
  • Energy
  • Family Support Program
  • Fire Department
  • Health Services, Health Centre
  • Health Services, Diabetes Program
  • Health Services, Family Support Program
  • Health Services, Healthy Food Bag Program
  • Health Services, Home and Community Care
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program
  • Health Services, Non Insured Health Benefits
  • Housing Department
  • Lands and Resources
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Public Library
  • Public Works

Fees: None
Application: Call for information
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Members of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (formerly known as Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation)
Languages: English ; Interpretive Services
Area(s) Served: Thunder Bay District
See Also: Advocacy and Social Action for Indigenous Peoples
Emergency Planning and Preparedness
Financial Assistance
Government Services - Information

This information was last completely updated on June 1, 2016

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