Chiefs Council


Unity Declaration English                                               Unity Declaration Aboriginal Language

Matawa Chiefs Council provides guidance and direction for the CEO and Board of Directors of Matawa First Nations Management by resolution. The Chiefs Council also comes together to work on common issues that impact their communities.


We will do whatever is necessary in order to protect our land, our water and our resources for the future generations. We agree that we must stand together in order to ensure our nation is protected. Therefore, we assert our Aboriginal and Treaty rights to the land, water and resources by requiring written consent before any development activity may proceed. Failure to consult, accommodate and receive the consent of the First Nation(s) to proceed with any work or activity is an unjustified infringement upon our Aboriginal, Treaty and Custodial rights as First Nations.


1. Protection of our land, our water and our resources.

2. Protection of our Rights as Peoples of the Land. We have Inherent, Aboriginal Title,
Custodial and Treaty Rights.

3. We respect and trust the autonomy of each First Nation, respecting each other’s priorities and paths to reach our common goals.

4. We want to maximize opportunities for our Peoples in any developments that they consent to, such as resource revenue and economic benefits.

5. We will achieve our goals through control and ownership of any development and activities in our territories.

Aroland First Nation
P.O Box 10, Aroland
Ontario P0T 1B0
1 (807) 329-5970

Constance Lake First Nation
P.O Box 4000, Constance Lake
Ontario P0L 1B0
1 (705) 463-4511

Eabametoong First Nation
P.O Box 298, Eabamet Lake
Ontario P0T 1L0
1 (807) 242-7221

Ginoogaming First Nation
P.O Box 89, Longlac
Ontario P0T 2A0
1 (807) 876-2242

Long Lake #58 First Nation
P.O Box 609, Longlac
Ontario P0T 2A0
1 (807) 876-2292

Marten Falls First Nation
General Delivery, Ogoki
Ontario P0T 2L0
1 (807) 349 – 2509

Neskantaga First Nation
P.O Box 105, Lansdowne House
Ontario P0T 1Z0
1 (807) 479-2570

Nibinamik First Nation
General Delivery
Summer Beaver
Ontario P0T 3B0
1 (807) 593-2131

Webequie First Nation
P.O Box 176, Webequie
Ontario P0T 3A0
1 (807) 353 5251

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