Fort William First Nation
is an Ojibway First Nation
south of and adjacent to Thunder Bay
. As of January 2008, the First Nation had a registered population of 1,798 people, of which their on-Reserve population was 832 people.
Fort William First Nation has a two rink arena which is home to the Thunder Bay Bearcats
of the Superior International Junior Hockey League
and has a fitness centre overlooking rink 1. A business park in the eastern end of the community is home to the head offices of Wasaya Airways
and the band offices, among others.
Fort William First Nation has a contrasting geography on the shore of Lake Superior
. Much of the reserve is swampland near the lake, while the western portion of the reserve is home to the Nor'Wester mountains and Loch Lomond.
Most homes on the First Nation are located in a village on Mission Road. A trailer park is located on reserve land near Chippewa Park
, and many cottages are located along Sandy Beach Road.
The main roads in Fort William First Nation are Mission Road and Squaw Bay Road. The community on Mission Road has local bus service provided by Thunder Bay Transit
. Route 6 Mission serves the community eleven times between 7:30 am to 6:40 pm, Monday to Friday.
The First Nation elect their officials through the Act Electoral System, consisting of a Chief and twelve councillors. The Chief is Peter Collins, whose two-year term began on April 15, 2009. The councillors are... Read More