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PO Box 105, Lansdowne House, ON P0T 1Z0
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Neskantaga First Nation

Neskantaga First Nation is remotely located on Attawapiskat Lake, 280 km north of Geraldton, 180 km northeast of Pickle Lake, and 271 km northeast of Thunder Bay. The First Nation can be accessed fly-in or by winter roads.

Neskantaga First Nation (formerly known as Lansdowne House Indian Band) is a remote Oji-Cree First Nationband government in the northern reaches of the Canadian province of Ontario, situated along the shore of Attawapiskat Lake in the District of Kenora.

The First Nation is a signatory to Treaty 9 (originally as part of the Fort Hope Band) and has reserved for itself the 831.50 hectares (2,054.7 acres) Neskantaga Indian Reserve, containing the main community of Lansdowne House Indian Settlement on Attawapiskat Lake. Associated with the Neskantaga First Nation is the Summer Beaver Indian Settlement, which is shared with Nibinamik First Nation. The Lansdowne House is linked to the rest of Ontario by the Lansdowne House Airport, and by winter roads and ice roads to points south, via the Northern Ontario Resource Trail. As of November 2011, there is a total registered population of 414 people, of whom 304 people live on their own reserve.

Community only accessible by air or winter/ice road branching off the Northern Ont Resource Trail heading N from Pickle Lake 
Neskantaga is a dry community and ALL arriving passengers at airport and via winter road undergo a luggage check for alcohol and/or illegal substances 
Tikinagan Child and Family Services office in Neskantaga: 807-479-1067

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

Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative
Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children
Brighter Futures
Crisis Intervention
Economic Development
Education Department
Extended Health Benefits
Fire Department
First Nation School
Health and Social Services
Home and Community Care
Housing Authority
Immunization Clinic
Medical Transportation Program
Mental Health Program
National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program
Ontario Works
Public Works Department
Youth Program

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

Offers several private businesses which include the Neskantaga Northern store, Leo's Confectionary and Trappers Co-op Store 
Provides a Canada Post postal station and Community Centre 
Offers a local community radio station 
Serviced with flights to/from Lansdowne House Airport, administered and operated by Ministry of Transportation 
Participates in the Junior Canadian Rangers Program for youth (12-18 years) which teaches various skills including but not limited to first aid, using rifles safely, hunting and fishing, Native customs and traditions, healthy living, staying in school and drug and alcohol abuse awareness 
Opened the Neskantaga Training Centre in Aug 2014 with state-of-the art technology which offers a wide variety of curriculum including access to secondary and post-secondary institutions, safety training courses, and trades and technical certifications

 
Provides the following programs and services: 

Administration (Band Office) 
Child and Family Services  
Economic Development 
Neskantaga Education Centre 
Fire Department  
Health Services 
Health Services, Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative 
Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
Health Services, Brighter Futures 
Health Services, Crisis Intervention  
Health Services, Home and Community Care 
Health Services, Immunization Clinic 
Health Services, Medical Transportation 
Health Services, Mental Health Program  
Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program 
Housing Authority  
Ontario Works 
Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits  
Public Works 
Youth Program

Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Neskantaga First Nation
Eligibility Members of Neskantaga First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site

Brighter Futures
Crisis Intervention
Economic Development
Extended Health Benefits
Fire Department
Home and Community Care
Housing Authority
Ontario Works
Public Works Department
Youth Program

Contact Information
Office Phone 807-479-2570
Fax 807-479-1138
Primary Contact Jocelyn Yellowhead, Band Office Reception
Alternate Contact Geraldine Yellowhead, Executive Secretary; Phone: 807-479-2570 ext 28; Email: ***@***.***
Primary Executive Wayne Moonias, Chief; Phone: 807-479-2570 ext 24; Email: ***@***.***
Alternate Executive Chris Moonias, Band Manager; Phone: 807-479-2570 ext 29; Email: ***@***.***
Site Location Community is 180 km NE of Pickle Lake, 560 km N of Thunder Bay, on S shore of Attawapiskat Lake
Located In Community Neskantaga First Nation
Address Lansdowne House, ON P0T 1Z0
 
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Mailing Address PO Box 105 
Lansdowne House, ON P0T 1Z0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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 four Band Council members elected every 2 years under the Custom Electoral System; next election March 2019

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