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Magnetawan First Nation

Welcome to Magnetawan First Nation Information Site!


Lands & Resourses Newsletter and Summer Employment Opportunities

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We have added the link for the Anishinabek News for our Members Access.

Please Click Here to view the Announcement.


Important Announcement Regarding Lands Management Act Bill C-49

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Announcement - New Band Manager

Chief and Council are pleased to announce that Cindy Thompson is the successful

candidate hired to filI the vacated Band Manager position.

Cindy will be commencing her employ with Magnetawan First Nation on Friday

February 28,2014.

Cindy has a work history of over 20 years working in First Nations in various areas

in the Health Field and Finance, of which she spent over 10 years in Management.

Please join us in making Cindy 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.

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