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Independent First Nations Alliance

Muskrat Dam

Muskrat Dam First Nation

Muskrat Dam First Nation Community Profile

PTO: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation
TC: Independent First Nations Alliance
Population: 413 (On Reserve: 201; Off Reserve: 212)

PO Box 140, Muskrat Dam, ON P0V 3B0
Phone: 807-471-2573 | Fax: 807-537-2699/2540
Website: unavailable

 

Overview

Muskrat Dam First Nation has a land base of 4850 acres.

The community of Muskrat Dam is a remote First Nation community accessible by air and lies within the boundaries described in the adhesion to the James Bay Treaty of 1905, Treaty 9. Located on the Severn River System 370 km north of Sioux Lookout, the community of Muskrat Dam is historically, the traditional lands of Samson Beardy. The community received reserve status in 1976.

Muskrat Dam is a close-knit community with strong ties to family and traditional ways. Since the community's inception, it has continually struggled to maintain these traditions, including their traditional means of justice and social dynamics.

 

Accessibility
 

Accessible ByYESNO
Air X
Rail X
Winter Road X
Year Round Road X

 

Languages

Linguistic Affiliation: Oji-Cree / English
Mother Tongue: Oji-Cree

 

Governance

Election System
 
Election SystemYESNO
Custom Electoral System X
Term of office: 2 Years

 

Chief and Council
 
TitleName
Chief  Gordon Beardy
Deputy Chief Doug Beardy
Councillor Olivia Duncan
Councillor Lewis Morris
Councillor Morris Fiddler
Electoral Ridings

(F) Kenora - Rainy River
(P) Kenora

 

Band Office
 
TitleTel/Ext
Band Administrator 807-471-2573
Band Membership Clerk 807-471-2573
Economic Development Officer 807-471-2574
Garage 807-471-2644

 

Community Infrastructure

Infrastructure
 
Community InfrastructureYESNOTel/Ext
Power Supply Through
Hydro
X
Power Supply Through
Diesel Generation
X 807-471-2640
Airport X 807-471-2576
Private Wells X
Communal Water System X 807-471-2574
Water Treatment Facility X 807-471-2587
Sewage Lagoon X 807-471-2574
Sewage Treatment System X 807-471-2574
Radio Station X 807-471-2552
Landfill X 807-471-2574
Fire Department/Equipment* X 807-471-2574

 

*No fire department, volunteer, has minor equipment.

Community Recreation Facilities
 
Community Recreation FacilitiesYESNO
Playground X
Ball Field X
Outdoor Rink X
Arena X
Marina X
Boat Launch X
Community Centre (Band Hall) X
Gymnasium (School) X
Youth Centre (807-471-9927) X

 

Education

Education Director
Phone: 807-537-2524
Fax: 807-471-2649

 

Elementary
  • Samson Beardy Memorial School JK-Grade 8
Secondary
  • NNEC provides tuition, services for those students attending secondary school in urban towns, cities
  • Wahsa Distance Education Centre
Post Secondary/Adult Education
  • NNEC provides tuition, services for those students attending post secondary in urban towns, cities
  • Wahsa Distant Education Centre
    Phone: 807-471-2619 or 807-471-2548

 

Health

The Nellie Fiddler Memorial Holistic Health Centre
P.O. Box 132
Muskrat Dam, Ontario
P0V 3B0
Phone: (807) 471-2531

Tikinagan Children & Family Services
Phone: (807) 471-9966

Tommy Beardy Memorial Weechehewayo-Gamik
Family Treatment Centre
Phone: (807) 471-2554

 

Staffing
 
TitleTel/Ext
FNFPHS Physician's Assistant 807-471-2608
*All calls will be referred to by reception.
Registered Nurses
Community Health Representatives
NNADAP
Health & Social Service Director
Mental Health
Prenatal Worker
Youth Workers
AHWS Crisis Team Coordinator
Services & Programs
 
Program NameYESNOTel/Ext
National Child Benefits (NCB) X 807-471-2574
Brighter Futures / Building
Healthy Communities
X 807-471-2574
FAE / FAS X 807-471-9962
Diabetes X 807-471-2608
Healthy Babies / Healthy
Children
X 807-471-9962
NAN / AHWS Crisis
Intervention Program
X 807-471-2608
Early Years Challenge Fund X
Aboriginal Headstart X 807-471-9962
Home & Community Care X 807-471-2608
Aboriginal Healing Foundation X 807-471-2608
Health Program Agreement
with FNIHB
807-471-2608
Youth Employment Strategy X
Social Assistance Transfer Fund X
Family Violence Fund X
FN Welfare Administration X 807-471-2574
Home & Community Care
Program
X
May-May-Bi-Zin Children's
Centre
X 807-471-9962
Tikinagan Child & Family
Services*
X 807-471-9966
Tommy Beardy Memorial
Weechewayo-Gamink
Treatment Centre
X 807-471-2554

 

*Child and Family Services worker provided through Tikinagan Child & Family Services in Sioux Lookout.

 

Justice Sector
 

Staffing
 
Position# Available
Police Officers 2
Court Support Workers
Restorative Justice Workers
Guards & Matrons
 
 

Emergency Services
 

Police

Nishnawbe Aski Police Services
Phone: 807-471-9911
Fax: 807-471-2694

24 Hour OPP Call Centre
Toll Free: 1-888-310-1122

Ambulance

Phone: 1-877-351-2345

 

Business Directory
 

Business NameTel
Canada Post 807-471-2573
Muskrat Dam Airport 807-471-2576
Muskrat Dam Hotel 807-471-9920
Muskrat Dam Radio Station 807-471-2552
Muskrat Dam Youth Centre 807-471-9927
Phone:
Fax:
Toll-Free:
807-471-9905
807-471-9905
1-866-856-6075
Wasaya Airlines
Phone:
Fax:
Toll-Free:
807-471-9917
807-471-2526
1-877-492-7292