Category: Recent News

Family Bingo!

Celebrate Family Day with MFN Family Bingo Night at the MFN Complex Building! The doors open at 5 p.m. and calling starts at 6 until 9 p.m. There will be a 50/50 Draw, Jackpot, and lots and lots of prizes.

Cost is $5 per person, $10 per family (max 4, over 4, $2 ea)

For more information contact Helga Moore at (705) 856-0129.

Awakening Our Spirits

Michipicoten First Nation is inviting all MFN citizens to the “Awakening Our Spirits” through a historic walk with Maya Chacaby – Revisinting, Understanding and Healing our Nation.

This will be held March 1 and 2nd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lunch and supper will be provided. There is a door prize as well.

February 21st Terrace Bay Presentation: Lake Superior Caribou

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources photo

Michipicoten Island Caribou have made headlines recently on Minnesota Public Radio, Sault online, CBC’s “As it Happens” and the New York Times, among others. Predation by wolves, who were able to reach the island due to ice cover on Lake Superior in 2014, resulted in relocation of the Michipicoten Island Caribou to the Slate Islands.

The complexity of the issues facing the woodland Caribou around Lake Superior will be covered in a presentation beginning at 7 p.m. on February 21st at the Terrace Bay Recreation Centre. Presentation slides and audio will be livestreamed over the internet for those unable to attend in person. Tune in on the evening of February 21st using your computer, phone or tablet here:

The Terrace Bay presentation provided by Leo Lepiano, Lands and Resources Consultation Coordinator with Michipicoten First Nation, will cover information about:

  • historical caribou populations around Lake Superior in both Canada and USA
  • the Canadian North Shore caribou population
  • the Michipicoten Island caribou population
  • the Slate Islands caribou population
  • the situation respecting wolves and caribou arising from near total Lake Superior ice cover in 2014
  • intervention carried out in January, 2018 when several caribou were moved from Michipicoten Island to the Slate Islands.

Plenty of time will be available for discussion and questions from both in-person and online participants. The objective of the evening is to increase understanding of the Lake Superior caribou population and bio-diversity within the Lake Superior watershed.

An overview of the Lake Superior Action and Management Plan, along with information about funding sources for environmental restoration and protection, will also be provided at the meeting.

This event is presented by Infosuperior to increase interest, knowledge and respect for the Lake Superior ecosystem, building broader public support for Great Lakes restoration and protection.

Post Secondary Education

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them!’


Contact the Education Office for more information on how to apply and what is covered or visit our website.


~ Sponsorship available for Students Post-Secondary Education Studies!

~ Part-time Diploma/Degree, Bachelors, Masters, or PH.D., Full-time Diploma /Degree, Bachelors, Masters, or PH.D.


Michipicoten First Nation provides funding and support to its citizens wishing to upgrade their citizens’ educational abilities, and encourage our young citizens to climb the educational ladder to reach their goals.


Education is a vital key to success, it is also the key to socio-economic success for future generations of First Nations. It is important to realize that although “Education is a Right” through First Nation treaties, there are imposed limits to the funding which provides financial assistance to post-secondary students through policies of the Federally governed agencies.

Start Building – Cardboard Box Races

It’s time to start building again. The Annual Wawa Winter Carnival ‘Cardboard Box Races’ will be held Monday, February 19th, 2018 at Queen’s Park in Wawa. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. until the race starts at 2 p.m.


The Carnival theme this year is “All Things Canadian”. Prizes to be awarded to the Biggest, Fastest, Farthest, Most Creative and Best Crash!

Get your “Cardboard Box Racer” ready today!



• The event is open and free for all ages

• Boxes must be constructed mainly of cardboard

• Accepted items: duct tape, tin foil, garbage bags, shower curtains, string

• Unacceptable items: wood, aluminum, plastic, steel, fibreglass etc.


• Push-off at Start by non-rider is permitted

• No limit on number of passengers or size of box

• Participants are asked to remove boxes/remnants at finish of race

• Each entry will run individually against the clock. The clock will stop when the entire entry, including riders, cross the finish line

Cash prizes/or each of the following categories:

*Biggest *Fastest *Farthest *Most Creative *Best Crash

For more information, please contact us at the Band Office 705-856-1993. Nancy Andre ext 226 at or Wendy Peterson ext 219. Miigwetch!

Join the Weight Loss Challenge!

On Thursday, February 8, 2018 anyone can register for the Weight Loss Challenge during the Diabetes Prize Bingo.  You will weigh in at Complex, and every week after that will be at the Medical Centre.

The Weight Loss Challenge will run until Thursday, March 29,2018. The categories are 1st, 2nd, & 3rd the winner’s will be determined, followed by a dinner (5:00 p.m.) at the Complex.

Please contact Lena CRR & CHN-Mary-Lou for more information.