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Eabametoong First Nation
Eabamet Lake, Eabamet Lake, ON P0T 1L0
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Eabametoong First Nation

Our spectacular scenery and natural resources in our territory have sustained our people and way of life for centuries through fishing, hunting, and gathering food. We are proud of our heritage and community values. We thrive on a communal lifestyle that respects the wisdom of our elders.

Through the might of our First Nation we continue to evolve in the planning and development of our rich natural resources that will benefit our people and enable the kind of capacity-building that will help to build a strong and self-sufficient Eabametoong First Nation.


As of 2007, the total membership of the Eabametoong First Nation is 2190 on the Indian registry. Approximately 1300 members live on-reserve and 890 members live off-reserve. The total population living on reserve does not include non-band members (i.e. teachers, nurses, and people from other reserves).


The Ojibway language (spoken and written) is the working language used by the mature population while English (spoken and written) is predominant as the working language with the younger generation.


Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Management

Provincial Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation



[EFN_Map_1] The community of Eabametoong First Nation (Fort Hope) is situated on the north shore of Eabamet Lake, which is part of the Albany River Drainage basin. Located 360 kilometers north of Thunder Bay, the nearest road/railway town is Armstrong, 155 km southwest. Eabametoong is 362-air km North of Thunder Bay; 347-air km Northeast of Sioux Lookout; & 217-air km northwest of Geraldton. Local roads are maintained by the First Nation, while the airport and main streets are maintained by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. Community transportation is provided by private vehicles.



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

Community only accessible by air through Fort Hope Airport (Wasaya Airways) year-round, by water during warmer months or a 96-km ice road from community to Northern Ontario Resource Trail (extending north of Pickle Lake) main link road during winter months 
Eabametoong is a dry community and ALL arriving passengers at airport and via winter road undergo a luggage check for alcohol and/or illegal substances 
Nearest large urban centres are Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay 
Tikinagan office: ph: 807-242-1596; fax: 807-242-1241

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

Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative
Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children
Crisis Intervention
Early Childhood Development
Education Authority
Extended Health Benefits
Fire Department
First Nation School
Health Centre
Health Services
Home and Community Care
Housing Department
Immunization Clinic
Medical Transportation Program
National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program
Ontario Works
Operations and Maintenance
Recreation Department
Suboxone Treatment Centre

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

Offers a full service community and several locally owned businesses including Eabametoong First Nation Inn, 2 grocery stores, a few video stores and convenience stores 
Air service provided through the Fort Hope Airport by Wasaya Airways and Nakina Outpost Air Service 
Offers cable television and Internet services 
Supports a 5-acre community garden/farm

Provides the following programs and services: 

Administration (Band office) 
Child and Family Services 
Economic Development 
Eabametoong Education Authority 
Eabametoong Education Authority, John C Yesno Education Centre 
Fire Department 
Health Centre (Nursing Station) 
Health Services 
Health Services, Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative 
Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
Health Services, Crisis Intervention 
Health Services, Detox Centre 
Health Services, Early Childhood Development 
Health Services, Home & Community Care 
Health Services, Immunization Clinic 
Health Services, Medical Transportation 
Housing Department 
Ontario Works 
Operations and Maintenance 
Recreation Department

Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 12:30 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Eabamet Lake
Eligibility Members of Eabametoong First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site

Extended Health Benefits
Fire Department
Housing Department
Ontario Works
Operations and Maintenance
Recreation Department

Contact Information
Office Phone Main: 807-242-7221 
Fax 807-242-1441
E-Mail ***@***.***
Website www.eabametoong.firstnation.ca
Primary Contact Chelsea Waboose, Receptionist; Phone: 807-242-7221; Email: ***@***.***
Alternate Contact Band Manager's Assistant; Phone: 807-242-7221 ext 235
Primary Executive Elizabeth Atlookan, Chief; Phone: 807-242-7221 ext 222; Email: ***@***.***
Alternate Executive Stella Waboose, Band Manager; Phone: 807-242-7221; Email: ***@***.***
Site Location Community is on N shore of Eabamet Lake, 155 km NE of Armstrong, 360 km N of Thunder Bay
Located In Community Eabametoong First Nation
Address Eabamet Lake
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Mailing Address PO Box 298 
Eabamet Lake, ON P0T 1L0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established 1982
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC); Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)
Elections Chief and 5 Band Council members elected every 2 years under the Indian Act; next election June 2017

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