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Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC) Provincial Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) Treaty #3
  • Consists of 1 main reserve: English River 21 Indian Reserve with a land base of approx 16 sq miles
  • Community has endured much hardship: mercury poisoning in the water/fish from Dryden Pulp Mill, flooding of burial grounds/sacred sites and wild rice fields from Ont Hydro, clear-cutting of traditional lands by Weyerhauser and Abitibi, a forced relocation by Indian Affairs to present site near Kenora
***State of Emergency Declared August 27, 2015 due to no safe drinking water available in the community - bottled water being delivered door-to-door***

Organization: Grassy Narrows First Nation - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: 807-925-2201
Toll-Free: 1-800-668-1790
Crisis: Police: 807-925-2221
Fax: 807-925-2649
Email: info@grassynarrows.ca
Website: www.grassynarrows.ca
Address:
c/o Grassy Narrows Band Office
General Delivery
Grassy Narrows, ON
P0X 1B0
Street
Address
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Grassy Narrows  
Location: Community is 80 km NE of Kenora at the end of Hwy 671, along the English-Wabigoon river system near the Manitoba border
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Executives: Simon Fobister - Chief
807-407-1574 * chiefsimonfobister@gmail.com
Randy Fobister - Deputy Chief
randyfobister@gmail.com
Contacts: Caroline Kokokopenace - Reception
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek First Nation

Community is 80 km N of Kenora at the end of Hwy 671, along the English-Wabigoon River system, near the Manitoba border

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Community members conduct most shopping and business affairs in the city of Kenora
  • Provides a community store called JB's Store which also serves as the Canada Post postal station and gas bar
  • Publishes a community newsletter the "Ogagwejimaan"

Provides the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Economic Development
  • Education Authority
  • Education Authority, Sakatcheway Anishinabe School
  • Health Services, Crisis Intervention
  • Health Services, Diabetes Program
  • Health Services, Medical Centre
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program
  • Housing Department
  • Kitapinoonjiiminaanik Family Services
  • Migizi Wazason Child Care Centre
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Volunteer Fire Department

Fees: None
Application: Call for information
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Members of Grassy Narrows First Nation
Languages: English ; Interpretive Services
Area(s) Served:
Kenora District  
See Also: Crisis Intervention
Government Services - Information

This information was last completely updated on June 16, 2016

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