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Magnetawan First Nation

March 7th - Click Here to View an Important Chiefs Announcement


March 2nd - Click Here to View the Notice on the Anishinabek Education Agreement

March 2nd -
Click Here to View Chiefs Notice on the Ontario Graphite Lawsuit

March 2nd -
Click Here to View Elders Gathering on Aerial Spraying

March 2nd - Click Here to View Ontario Government - Good News - Hydro Announcement


Magnetawan First Nation 2017 Election

Click Here to View the 2017 Chief & Council Election Information



Magnetawan First Nation Leadership

Chief:                William Diabo
Councillor 1:       Lloyd Myke
Councillor 2:       Lana Noganosh


On-Reserve Population: 100 Residents (2015)
285 Registered Members (Citizens)

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. We now have Shwe Miikaan Corporation partnered with Henvey Inlet and Shawanaga is developing and providing labor opportunities and capacity building in the construction of the Hwy 69 / 400 expansion.

Namme Gnediwan Gas Station & Convenient Store and Tim Horton's

Combined provides employment from 25-30 people.


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 and Britt


Telephone – Bell Canada
Television – Satellite Service
911 Services - OPP
Radio – Parry Sound/Sudbury
Newspapers – Purchased at Namme Gnediwan Gas Station & Convenience Store (Toronto & Parry Sound Papers)


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

Fire Protection

Britt and Area Fire Department