Windigo First Nations Council

Windigo First Nations Council is a non-political Chiefs Council in northwestern Ontario, Canada, serving its seven member-First Nations. The council was organized in 1983. The organization is directed by the Chiefs of the member First Nations who form the Board of Directors. Like many of the regional tribal councils, Windigo First Nations Council is a member of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation.


  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Musslewhite
  • Health
  • Windigo Community Development Corporation
  • Policy
  • Technical


In August, 1977, Windigo Lake Transportation Company was established by Bearskin Lake First Nation, Muskrat Dam Lake First Nation, North Caribou Lake First Nation and Sachigo Lake First Nation to build winter roads to benefit the four First Nations. In 1979, the scope of the company expanded in its range of projects undertaken and services provided to the communities and to reflect this change, the company became the Windigo Project Development Area. From these venture, in 1983, the Windigo Tribal Council was established. Shortly afterwards, Slate Falls, Cat Lake and Mishkeegogamang First Nations joined the Council. Ojibway Nation of Saugeen First Nation joined in 1985. In 1988, Muskrat Dam left the Council. In 1993, Mishkeegogamang left the Council. In December 1994, Koocheching First Nation was recognized as an associate member of the Council — associate members received limited services delivery and participation in the Council. In 1995, Saugeen withdrew from membership in all political organizations, including Windigo First Nations Council. In 2000, Whitewater Lake First Nation joined the Council.

Member First Nations

Current members

Former members

founding First Nations

Contact information

Windigo First Nations Council
160 Alcona Drive, P.O. Box 299
Sioux Lookout, Ontario P8T 1A3
Telephone: 1-807-737-1585
Toll Free: 1-800-465-3621
Fax: 1-807-737-3133

Windigo Technical Unit
160 Alcona Drive, P.O. Box 1407
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B3
Telephone: 1-807-737-1059
Toll Free: 1-877-648-8801
Fax: 1-807-737-4075

Coordinates:50°5′58″N 91°54′2″W / 50.09944°N 91.90056°W / 50.09944; -91.90056