Getting to know the First Nations Communities in NW Ontario.

Getting to know the First Nations Communities in NW Ontario.

Link to Info about First Nations in Northern Ontario

First nations groups in N Ontario

I have heard it said that there are 49 First Nations communities in NW Ontario. Above Sioux Lookout are about 25 communities. This page is dedicated to learning more about the communities. Some places also included are train stops or sport fishing camps along the train tracks. There may also be non- First Nations communities included because they are part of the landscape.  Each page contains internet searches about information about each community. There are picture searches, mostly from the internet, and there are associated videos gleaned from You tube. In my research I have also discovered that the names of some communities in NW Ontario, also exist in southern Ontario. So, in your internet research on NW Ontario, be careful you are learning about the right community. May God bless your learning of these First Nation Communities.

Maps of NW Ontario

Invitations to come and visit First Nations communities

Movie of the First Nation (35 min) 2014. Very good invite from the chief to all to build up relationships.

Check out the sincere invite by Chief Micheal G. Constant (3:04 min to 4:17 min)

A map showing the traditional territories of Canadian First Nations and Inuit

Relationships Between the Communities


Alliances among the NW Ontario First Nations


SLAAMB (an organization to promote economic development)

First Nations Communities:

Aroland First Nation

Bearskin Lake (located on Michikan (Fish Trap) Lake) 

Cat Lake

Collins (Namaygoosisagagun First Nation) ,

Eagle Lake, Migisi Sahgaigan (which means Reservoir).

Fort Hope (Ebametoong First Nation)



Kingfisher First Nation (Oji-Cree language: (Giishkimanisiiwaaboong, “At Kingfisher-waters”);


Long Lake #58 First Nation

Marten Falls (Ogoki Post) Ontario First Nation “Wegwajiwanang”, “end of rapids”.

Mishkeegogamang (Mish, Old and New Oz, Osnaburg)

Muskrat Dam

Neskantaga First Nation (Lansdowne House)

Nibinamik (Summer Beaver) In Anishinabe is Ni-bin (Summer) and Ah-mik (Beaver)

Peawanuk (Winisk, Weenusk)

Pikangikum   (Bigaanjigamiing Bemaadiziwaaj; locally: Beekahncheekahmeeng Paymahteeseewahch),    

Round Lake (Weagamow; also known as North Caribou Lake) 

Sachigo Lake 

Saugeen (Thunder bay district)

Slate Falls (Bamaji Lake)

Wapekeka First Nations

Webequie (Shaking head from side to side.)

Whitesand First Nation

Wunnumin Lake 


HWY 502- Fort Francis to Dryden Ontario, “Manitou Road”

Winter Road to Cat Lake Ontario  Winter road to Round Lake   

The communities along the winter road to Bearskin Lake

Fishing Camps:  Allenwater Bridge fishing campFlindt Landing fishing camp,  Wesley Outpost fly in fishing camps,

Regional Sites

The roadside statues of NW Ontario 2015

The Quarry near Sioux Lookout 2015

Cities that are not First Nation Communities 

Out and about in Sioux Lookout July 13-2015   “Sioux Lookout” Category

Armstrong Station, NW Ontario

Former residential Schools

Stirland Lake residential School. Abandoned in 1991. 

Ghost Towns

Stirland Lake Residential School. Abandoned in 1991.

Former Canadian forces base near Armstrong Station Ontario. Closed in 1974

Bible Camps

Beaver Lake Camp- Dryden Ontario

Camp of The Woods- Sioux Lookout, Ontario


Weagamow Lake Evangelical Fellowship 

Drill Camps of Mining Companies and Mines

Mcfaulds Lake Drill Camp 

Victor Diamond Mine near Attawapiskat

Nature Camps

Ojibway Park-Sioux Lookout

White Otter Castle near Ignace. It is a canoe destination.

Native Schools

Pelican Falls First Nation High school

First Nation Communities in Southern Ontario

Six Nation First Nation near Brantford Ontario on the Niagara Peninsula 

First Nation Communities in Manitoba

Opaskwayak Cree Nation next to The Pas. 

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