Poplar Hill First Nation is
an Anishinaabe (Ojibway) First Nation
located in Northern Ontario,
approximately 120 km north of Red Lake, Ontario near the Ontario-Manitoba
The First Nation is accessible by air and winter road
. In January 2008, the First Nation
had a registered population of 451 people, of which their
on-Reserve population was 423.
Hill First Nation achieved full Band and reserve status in 1978
when it separated from the Pikangikum First Nation. The community maintains strong ties with
Pikangikum and Little
Grand Rapids in Manitoba.
The First Nation's governing council is elected through the Custom
Electoral System, consisting of a Chief, Deputy Chief and three
councillors. The current Chief is Elie Moose, with James Suggashie
acting as the Deputy Chief. The Councillors are Donald Moose, Garry
Owen and Patrick Owen. Their current elected 2-year term ends in
signatory to Treaty 5, the First Nation is
a member of the Keewaytinook Okimakanak Council, a Regional Chiefs Council and Nishnawbe Aski Nation, a Tribal
Political Organization representing majority of the First Nation
governments in northern Ontario.
The First Nation have reserved for themselves the 705.2 ha
Poplar Hill Indian
. The community of Poplar Hill,
Ontario is located within this Reserve.
community of Poplar Hill,
Ontario is served by the Poplar Hill Airport, 1.1 km to the east of the town.
linked to Pikangikum,
Ontario and points south by winter
roads and ice roads.
- Child and Family Services worker provided through Tikinagan
Child and Family Services in Sioux Lookout
- health clinic with a Community Health Representative. The
community also have access to Sioux Lookout Zone Hospital; hospital
services also available in Red Lake.
The community have a Mennonite
Poplar Hill is policed
by the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service
an Aboriginal based service. In addition, Northern Air Patrol from
Sioux Lookout and OPP
Lake Detachment provide additional policing services.