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Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC) Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) Treaty #3
  • Consists of 3 reserves: Shoal Lake 40, the main reserve (10 sq miles) containing community of Indian Bay, Manitoba; Shoal Lake 34B2 Indian Reserve; and Agency 30 which is shared with 12 other First Nations
  • Winter access road opened Jan 31, 2013 to connect community with the Trans Canada Hwy; named Freedom Road after years of struggle to have the road built
  • Community currently accessed during summer months only by barge from landing at Shoal Lake #39 First Nation
  • Federal gov't funding not available for construction of water treatment plant as deemed too costly with no road access; community spends $240,000.00 per year to bring water in on barge from Kenora
  • Dec 2015 - Shoal Lake 40 First Nation is finally getting its road, a step toward ending years of isolation; Construction is planned to begin in early 2016, with the approximately 26-kilometre road to be completed in 2017
  • Construction on Freedom Road began May 2017

Organization: Shoal Lake 40 First Nation - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: 807-733-2315
Fax: 807-733-3115
c/o Shoal Lake 40 Band Office
Kejick Post Office, General Delivery
Shoal Lake, ON
P0X 1E0
Shoal Lake 40 First Nation  
Location: Community is approx 67 km SW of Kenora, 200 km E of Winnipeg and straddles border between Ontario and Manitoba
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Executives: Erwin Redsky - Chief
Frances Green - Band Manager
Contacts: Paul Michaud - Executive Secretary
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation

Functions as the Band Office of the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation - Reserve is approx 67 km SW of Kenora, 200 km E of Winnipeg and straddles border between Ontario & Manitoba

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Offers a privately-run community store and a Community Hall
  • Provides indoor activities at the school gymnasium and outdoor recreational facilities including a baseball diamond, tennis court, volley ball court and an open field
  • Hosts an Annual Fall Harvest for all community members
  • Provides a Canada Post postal station

Provides the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Child Care Centre
  • Economic Development
  • Education Department
  • Education Department, Ojibway Heritage School
  • Health Services, Shoal Lake Medical Centre
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healing and Wellness
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children
  • Health Services, Diabetes Program
  • Health Services, Home Care Program
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program
  • Housing Program
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Operations and Maintenance

Fees: None
Application: Call for information
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Members of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation
Languages: English ; Interpretive Services
Language Note: Ojibway, available upon request
Area(s) Served:
District of Kenora, District of Rainy River  
See Also: Advocacy and Social Action for Indigenous Peoples
Government Services - Information

This information was last completely updated on October 18, 2017

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