Shoal Lake 40 First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3 
  • Consists of 3 reserves: Shoal Lake 40, the main reserve (10 sq miles) containing community of Indian Bay, Manitoba; Shoal Lake 34B2 Indian Reserve; and Agency 30 which is shared with 12 other First Nations 
  • Winter access road opened Jan 31, 2013 to connect community with the Trans Canada Hwy; named Freedom Road after years of struggle to have the road built 
  • Community currently accessed during summer months only by barge from landing at Shoal Lake #39 First Nation 
  • Federal gov't funding not available for construction of water treatment plant as deemed too costly with no road access; community spends $240,000.00 per year to bring water in on barge from Kenora 
  • Dec 2015 - Shoal Lake 40 First Nation is finally getting its road, a step toward ending years of isolation; Construction is planned to begin in early 2016, with the approximately 26-kilometre road to be completed in 2017 
  • Construction on Freedom Road began May 2017 
  • Nov 2018, On-reserve portion of Freedom Road completed; rest of road build contracted to Sigfusson Northern, and is now slated for completion by March 2019 
  • Jun 3rd, 2019 marks the completion and opening of Freedom Road with Shoal Lake 40 finally connected to the TransCanada Hwy
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation 
  • Offers a privately-run community store and a Community Hall 
  • Provides indoor activities at the school gymnasium and outdoor recreational facilities including a baseball diamond, tennis court, volley ball court and an open field  
  • Hosts an Annual Fall Harvest for all community members 
  • Provides a Canada Post postal station
Provides the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Child Care Centre 
  • Economic Development 
  • Education Department 
  • Education Department, Ojibway Heritage School 
  • Health Services, Shoal Lake Medical Centre 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healing and Wellness 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Health Services, Diabetes Program 
  • Health Services, Home Care Program 
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation 
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program 
  • Housing Program 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits 
  • Operations and Maintenance
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Shoal Lake 40 First Nation
Eligibility Members of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-733-2315
Fax 807-733-3115
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Cheryl Archie, Receptionist
Primary Executive Frances Green, Band Manager; Email:
Site Location Community is approx 67 km SW of Kenora, 200 km E of Winnipeg and straddles border between Ontario and Manitoba
Located In Community Shoal Lake 40 First Nation
Address Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, ON P0X 1E0
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Mailing Address c/o Shoal Lake 40 Band Office 
Kejick Post Office, General Delivery 
Shoal Lake, ON P0X 1E0
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 Services Canada (ISC); Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)
Elections Chief and 4 Band Council members elected every 2 years under the Indian Act Electoral system; next election Mar 2020