Our spectacular scenery and natural resources in our territory have sustained our people and way of life for centuries through fishing, hunting and gathering food. We are proud of our heritage and community values. We thrive on a communal lifestyle that respects the wisdom of our elders.
Through the might of our First Nation we continue to evolve in the planning and development of our rich natural resources that will benefit our people and enable the kind of capacity-building that will help to build a strong and self-sufficient Eabametoong First Nation.
The community of Eabametoong First Nation (Fort Hope) is situated on the north shore of Eabamet Lake, which is part of the Albany River Drainage basin. Located 360 kilometers north of Thunder Bay; the nearest road/railway town is Armstrong, 155 km southwest. Eabamet is 362-air km North of Thunder Bay; 347-air km Northeast of Sioux Lookout; & 217-air km northwest of Geraldton.Local roads are maintained by the First Nation, while the airport and main streets are maintained by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. Community transportation is provided by private vehicles.
As of 2007 the total membership of the Eabametoong First Nation is 2190 Indian registry. Approximately 1300 members live on-reserve and 890 members live off-reserve. Total population living on reserve does not include non-band members (i.e. teachers, nurses, and people from other reserves).
The Ojibway language (spoken and written) is the working language used by the mature population while English (spoken and written) is predominant as the working language with the younger generation.
Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Management
Provincial Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation