Eagle Lake First Nation

Eagle Lake First Nation

The Eagle Lake First Nation is situated on the northeast shores of Eagle Lake and is located in the heart of the Canadian Shield in the boreal forests and lakes of Northwestern Ontario. The community is approximately 25 km southwest of Dryden and is accessible via Highways 502 and 594, and is a two hour drive from the U.S. border. Eagle Lake’s total on-reserve population as of December 2018 is 238.

The people of Eagle Lake are governed by a Chief and three Council members, elected every two years under the Indian Act. Eagle Lake is part of the Grand Council Treaty #3 which was signed on October 3, 1873. Grand Council Treaty #3 covers 55,000 square miles.

Cultural activities are an important element of Eagle Lake society and in addition to the Pow-wows they include Community Sweats, Sharing Circles, Arts & Crafts, Traditional Healing and Elders’ Activities. Other activities include: School and community feasts, Graduation ceremony, Winter Carnival during March break, Science Fair, Fish Derbies, Treaty Day, National Aboriginal Day, Earth Day, Hockey tournaments, Baseball tournaments and a Family Wellness Week held in July.

Eagle Lake is a sports oriented community. The Arena is utilized by the surrounding area on a regular basis, such as Dryden Minor Hockey, Triple A Hockey Teams, Local Men and Women’s Hockey and figure skating. Eagle Lake has been a co-host and participant in the all Ontario High School championships.

The community also has two baseball diamonds equipped with bleachers, and hosts baseball tournaments from the entire surrounding area. Eagle Lake also joins Dryden for regular league baseball and the Eagle Lake diamonds are on that roster.


(Photo by Kels Pitchenese of Kels. Photography 755.5103)

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