Matawa First Nations

The building in which Matawa First Nations is located, on Court Street in Thunder Bay.

Matawa First Nations (Ojibwe: ᒫᑕᐙ (maadawaa, "to fork, to confluence"); unpointed: ᒪᑕᐧᐊ), officially as the Matawa First Nations Management, Inc., is a non-profit Regional Chiefs' Council representing Ojibway and Cree First Nations in Northern Ontario, Canada. The Council provides advisory services and program delivery to its ten member-Nations.


According to their own website, the Matawa First Nations state their mission is "... to supporting each other and focusing our collective efforts on core strategic priorities. By working together as a regional community, we will use our combined knowledge and resources in order to champion the social and economic vitality of our First Nations and invest in community and people building."


The Council is made up of a representing Chief from each of the ten member communities. The Chiefs provide political direction to the organization in its strategic planning, government relations and policy development. To assist in these activities, the Council maintains a political and advocacy staff to support its efforts in helping their communities to prosper. In turn, the Council is a member of Nishnawbe Aski Nation, a Tribal Political Organization representing majority of Treaty 5 and Treaty 9 First Nations in northern Ontario.


  • Advisory Services
  • Communications
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Financial Advisory Services
  • Membership Services
  • Technical Services
  • Administration & Finance
  • Health & Social Services
  • Employment & Training
  • MFNM Business

Member First Nations

  • Aroland First Nation
  • Constance Lake First Nation
  • Eabametoong First Nation
  • Ginoogaming First Nation
  • Hornepayne First Nation
  • Long Lake 58 First Nation
  • Marten Falls First Nation
  • Neskantaga First Nation
  • Nibinamik First Nation
  • Webequie First Nation

Official address

Matawa First Nations
233 South Court Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 2X9


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