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Aroland First Nation
Aroland, Aroland, ON P0T 1B0
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Aroland First Nation

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Management 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 

Participates in joint ownership of the Ramada Inn (former Landmark Inn), Thunder Bay, with 2 other First Nation communities 
Comprised of 1 main community Aroland First Nation; land area of the FN is approx 79 sq miles

Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of Aroland First Nation
Agency Services

Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children
Economic Development
Education Authority
Extended Health Benefits
Fire Department
First Nation School
Health Services
Housing Program
Immunization Clinic
Medical Transportation Program
National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program
Ontario Works
Operations and Maintenance

Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation 

Provides a family-operated store which also houses a Canada Post postal station 
Additional shopping and services such as a Northern Store, gas bar, restaurant, arena and church available in Nakina located 15 minutes from the community 
Provides Aroland FN businesses, O'Sullivan Lake Gas Bar and Towedo Buslines, both located in Nakina 
Offers recreational facilities including an outdoor hockey rink, school playground, community hall with playground, Pow Wow grounds and a sports field 
Serviced for medical emergency response/ambulance services by the township of Nakina

Provides the following programs and services: 

Administration (Band office) 
Child and Family Services (Tikinagan) 
Economic Development 
Education Authority 
Education Authority, Johnny Therriault Memorial School  
Fire Department  
Health Centre 
Health Services, Immunization Clinic  
Health Services, Medical Transportation Program 
Health Services, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP)  
Housing Program  
Ontario Works 
Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits  
Operations and Maintenance

Hours Band Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Aroland First Nation
Eligibility Members of Aroland First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site

Economic Development
Extended Health Benefits
Fire Department
Housing Program
Ontario Works
Operations and Maintenance

Contact Information
Office Phone 807-329-5970
Crisis Phone Police Dispatch: 1-888-310-1122 
Ambulance, Nakina: 807-329-5332 or 807-329-9292 
Ambulance, Geraldton: 807-854-1555
Fax 807-329-5750
E-Mail ***@***.***
Website firstnation.ca/aroland
Primary Executive Dorothy Towedo, Chief; Phone: 807-329-5333
Alternate Executive Alice Towedo, Band Manager; Email: ***@***.***
Site Location Settlement is located 60 km N of Geraldton, then 20 km W of Nakina on Hwy 643
Located In Community Aroland First Nation
Address Aroland, ON P0T 1B0
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Mailing Address PO Box 10 
Aroland First Nation 
Aroland, ON P0T 1B0
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC); North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC); Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)
Elections Chief and 6 Band Council members elected every 2 years under the Indian Act Electoral System; next election Sep 2017

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