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Magnetawan First Nation

Welcome to Magnetawan First Nation Information Site!


Announcement - New Band Manager

Chief and Council are pleased to announce that Laura Owl is the successful
candidate hired to fill the vacated Band Manager position.

Laura will be commencing her employment with Magnetawan First Nation on Tuesday October 14, 2014.

Laura has a work history of 14 years working for Sagamok Anishnawbek in
various Director and Managerial positions.

Laura possesses a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and is currently
continuing her education in pursuit of a Masters of Integrated Studies Degree

Please join us in making Laura a welcome guest and employee in our community
and wish her every success in working with Chief and Council, the staff and all of
the members of our First Nation.


Aboriginal Veterans Day

November 8 is Aboriginal Veterans Day first acclaimed in 1996 as a time to reflect on the enormous contributions of our peoples during the wars and to celebrate our cultures and traditions.

“Today is a special day where we honour and remember our Aboriginal veterans. For many aboriginal veterans who fought in the world wars; they were not honoured or acknowledged for their sacrifice until many decades later. It’s important that we honour these brave men and women for their strength and sacrifice, not only in November each year, but always.”

Magnetawan Chief and Council ask that you take time today to acknowledge and honour our aboriginal veterans.



October Newsletter

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Historic Day for Robinson Huron Treaty Nations

September 9th, 2014 - Annuities Claim Filed

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Click Here to View to Annuities Claim.


Finance Administrator Job Posting

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School Bus Operator Job Posting

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Looking For Band Member Addresses

We are currently looking for updated Address Information from some Band Members. The information collected will be used to send out information packages and voter packages for the ratification of the Land Code. If you know any listed Band Members please encourage them to contact the Band Office at 705-383-2477 and ask for the Land Coordinator, to update their information.

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Please Click Here for Anishinabek Monthly News. 



Magnetawan First Nation Leadership

Chief:                William Diabo
Councillor 1:       Joanne Dominic
Councillor 2:       Lloyd Myke


On-Reserve Population: 99 Residents (2014)
252 Registered Members

Land Base: 4714.7 hectares.


Mother Tongue: First Nation Ojibway
Language commonly spoken English


Assembly of First Nations
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is the national organization representing First Nations citizens in Canada.

Chiefs of Ontario
The Chiefs of Ontario is a coordinating body of 133 First Nation communities located within the boundaries of the Province of Ontario. The main objective of the Chiefs of Ontario office is to facilitate the discussion, planning, implementation and evaluation of all local, regional and national matters affecting th First Nations people of Ontario.


Union of Ontario Indians
The Union of Ontario Indians is a political advocate of 42 member First Nations across Ontario. The Union of Ontario Indians is the oldest political organization in Ontario and can trace its roots back to the Confederacy of Three Fires, which existed long before European contact.


Robinson-Huron Region Chiefs

Provincial Electoral Ridings
Parry Sound/Muskoka

Historical Notes

The Magnetawan First Nation  is within the boundaries of the territory described by the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850, as signed by Chief Pamiquonaishkung. The First Nation was first surveyed in 1853 and confirmed by Order-in-Council in January of 1853. In 1907, an additional tract of land in the Township of Wallbridge was added to the reserve to compensate for an error made in the 1853 survey.


The First Nation Administration Office accounts for half of the labour force (administration), and the remainder is concentrated in construction and non-government service industries.

Educational Facilities

None on First Nation
Elementary – Britt Elementary School
Secondary – Parry Sound High School

Communities Services and Facilities

Magnetawan First Nation Store & Gas Bar
Van Transportation to Parry Sound
School Busing to Parry Sound


Telephone – Bell Canada
Radio – Parry Sound/Sudbury
Newspapers – Magnetawan First Nation Store & Gas Bar; Toronto/Parry Sound Papers
Television – Satellite Service


Water – First Nation Water and Waste Treatment Plant
Other Waste – Waste Disposal Site
Energy/Electricity – Ontario Hydro