July 2023 Solar Payments

If you have had a change in address since the December 2022 Solar Payments please confirm your new address by June 9, 2023. A copy of the Updated Membership Contact Form can be found below. Please note that no address changes will be accepted over the phone.

For Members who wish to have their payments by EFT please forward a copy of your Direct Deposit Form or Void Cheque to membership@manitourapids.ca

Membership Contact Form RRFNs

memo – solar payment may2023

Off-Reserve Home Renovation Program Application

Rainy River First Nations is excited to announce that the Off-Reserve Housing Renovation Program has been renewed for another round. This limited opportunity is open to all off-reserve members who are eligible. Check out the attached application form or contact Public Works at (807) 482 – 2479 ext. 253, wayne.strachan@manitourapids.ca or kyle.kellar@manitourapids.ca

Off-Reserve Home Renovation Program Application

Training Opportunity – RRFNs Members

Opportunity for RRFNs Members! Looking to start a career in operational trades, heavy civil or mining construction trades – check out this exciting opportunity for RRFNs Members.

CLAC Bootcamp Rainy River

RRFNs – Two New House Build RFP Request

Rainy River First Nations Public Works Department is looking for proposals for a contractor to complete two new house builds. Interested bidders can submit a proposal for either one or both builds. The attached RFP and Floor Plan of the House is attached below:

PW New House Builds RFP 2023

3Bedroom Slab on Grade – 40×26 – 1040 Sqft

RRFNs Application for Full Band Membership (Section 8.1)

Please be aware that the application form for Full Band Membership needs to be filled out in its entirety, with all of the information it asks for being provided.

RRFNs Application for Full Membership Form

RRFNs Heavy Equipment Operator Training

Are you interested in Heavy Equipment Training? Do you want to earn a wage while you learn? Then we might have an opportunity for you – check out the poster below for more details.

Deadline for this opportunity is Friday March 3, 2023 at 12:00 pm. CST.

RRFN HEO Training

Community-Based Outpatient Addictions Recovery Sessions

Giishkaandago’Ikwe Heath Services, Mino Ayaa Ta Win – Residential Treatment Program is coming to our community to offer an opportunity that will allow people to receive addiction recovery services in community, learn about addiction support services and meet the team from MATW. For more information please see the attached poster.

Residential Addiction Treatment_Rainy River FN (Mar 7-9)

Potential Day Care Site Location Survey

Rainy River First Nations is in the planning process of a new Day Care Facility and your input is important. Two potential sites have been selected and we would like to hear which one the community would prefer before a final decision is made. Please find attached the survey below. Completed surveys can be returned as a hardcopy to the Band Administration Building or by email to kyle.kellar@manitourapids.ca.

Rainy River First Nations Day Care Survey

Hair Cuts for Seniors (55+)

Gina Servello will be coming to the RRFNs Gymnasium on Friday December 16, 2022 from 9am to 2 pm and has spots for 10 community seniors who would like to have their hair cut. to book a time please call or text Gina Servello at (807) 271 – 5667.

RRFNs will be covering the costs of haircuts for this event.

Senior Hair Cuts

Rainy River First Nations Santa Run – Kids Wish List

Please find available below the information for the 2022 RRFNs Santa Run. This is available for both ON and OFF Reserve Kids aged 17 and under. For more information or to submit your form please contact either Tammy Horton (t.horton@rrfns.com) or Rekha Kasana (rekha.kasana@manitourapids.ca). Deadline for submission is November 17th 2022 by 4:00 pm.

RRFNs Christmas Wish List Poster

Chief & Council Summary Report & Community Report

The Chief and Council of Rainy River First Nations presents the following highlights of economic, social, health and community development activities undertaken on behalf of the RRFN community. These outcomes illustrate the many
steps taken toward true prosperity and self-determination, and help to lay the groundwork for future, ongoing success
for all community members.

RRFN C&C Summary Report

RRFNs Community Report

Manitou Rapids/Rainy River First Nations Family Law

“Rainy River First Nations will be starting its journey of freedom from a colonial system of legislative and policy controls over child and family services. The hope we have as Rainy River First Nations, is to define the coexistence envisioned by our forefathers who negotiated Treaty 3 on October 3, 1973. We realize our challenge is to modernize our traditional teachings, customs and traditions into a jurisdictional framework that ensures unfettered administration of a RRFNs law over child and family services that is designed, developed and endorsed by our people comprising Rainy River First Nations” – Chief Rob McGinnis

For more information please find below the first quarterly newsletter documenting this journey.

Manitou Rapids RRFNs July Newsletter

Bill C-92 Presentation

Please join us for a presentation on Bill C-92 on either Tuesday October 25, Wednesday October 26 or Thursday October 27 from 5-7pm. These presentations will be done in 3 groups, split based on last name. To account for how many dinners are required please RSVP to elena.calder@manitourapids.ca or at 482-2479 ext 281.

For more information please see the invite: For Presentation on BILL C-92

Postponed: Recovery Transition Home – Grand Opening

POSTPONED- Due to the death of an Elder in the community the Grand Opening of the Recover Transition Home will be postponed. The event is being rescheduled to October 27, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. For more information please contact (807) 271-1125.

Transition Home Poster

Manitou Flu & Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic

Giishkaandago’lkwe Health Services – Community Health will be in the Drum Room on October 25th 2022 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. For more information please see the poster below:

Manitou Flu & Vaccine Clinic Poster

Grand Opening of New Band Office

Please accept this as our invitation to come to the Grand Opening of the Rainy River First Nations Band Office on October 12 2022 at 11 am. For more details please see the attached poster.

RRFNs Grand Opening

Fiscal Year End 2021 Audit Presentation

Please find below details on the FYE 2021 Audit presentation scheduled for October 12 2021 in the RRFNs Gym.

FYE 2021 Audit Presentation

Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Gathering: Museums, Communities, and Universities Working Together

Please join us October 1 and 2 2022 for conversations around museums, communities, and universities working together led by Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Giitaagiizhig Art Hunter, Professor Mikinaak Migwans, Professor Alan Corbiere, Maureen Matthews, James Leonard, Audrey Rochette, Lori Nelson, Kayleigh Speirs, Professor Cara Krmpotich, and more…


Reformated Full Membership Application Form

Reformatted Full Membership Application Form: 8.1 Full Membership Application


Updated Membership Contact Form

Please be advised that Rainy River First Nations has updated the Membership Contact. The new version can be found at here: RRFN Member Contact Form

Request for Proposals – Ziibi Anishinaabe Investments Inc.

Ziibi Anishinaabe Investments Inc. is looking for proposals to be submitted for renovations to their self-storage units. For more information, or to arrange a site visit, please contact Denise Wilson at (807) 271 – 4899  or denise.wilson@ziibicorp.com.

Ziibi Request for Proposals

July 2022 Solar Payment

RRFN Chief & Council is pleased to announce that the July 2022 Solar Payment will occur on July 19 2022 from 10 AM to 3 PM in the RRFN’s Drum Room. Please see the attached poster:

RRFN Solar Payout

Employment Opportunity with Ziibi Anishinaabe Investments!

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – check out this great opportunity with Ziibi Anishinaabe Investments! This is an external posting for RRFN Members, please see the contact info on the poster for more info or to apply.

Ziibi Lawn Care Maintenance Poster – June 2022

Enbridge Gas – Day and Life of Field Technician

Interested in a career as a Gas Field Technician? Enbridge Gas is hosting a day and life field trip session on July 5, 2022 at their Fort Frances Office. See poster below for more information.


Youth Summer Jobs!

Are you 15 to 30 and looking for some summer employment? Rainy River First Nations is looking to fill 7 spots! Get your application in ASAP! PFor more information, please contact Tracy Oshie-Horton, Training and Employment Coordinator at t.oshie-horton@rrfns.com or (807)482-2479, ext. 244.

Public Works Assistants Job Posting

Employment Opportunity with Ziibi Anishinaabe Investments!

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – check out this great opportunity with Ziibi Anishinaabe Investments! This is an external posting for RRFN Members, please see the contact info on the poster for more info or to apply.

Ledcor – Hiring poster w Dana as contact – June 2022 (003)

Return of the Rainy River First Nations Annual Powow

Mark your calendars June 17 – 19 2022 – for the first time since 2019 the Rainy River First Nations Chief & Council in partnership with the RRFN Powwow Committee is proud to announce the return of our annual Powwow. 

Please see the attached poster for more information

RRFN 2022 Powwow Poster

Daycare Survey

Rainy River First Nations is conducting a survey to gather information on a potential daycare facility in the community. We are looking for some feedback and comments from our members. We encourage everyone, regardless of if they require the services of a daycare to participate in the survey. The survey can be found at the following link: https://807management.typeform.com/to/tceUdkud


Indigenous Heavy Equipment Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program! See the attached poster for more information:

Indigenous Pre-Apprenticeship Program Poster


Short term employment opportunity for an Indigenous Construction Contract Administration Technician with Civil ArSa Engineering Inc. Please see attached poster for more information:



Rainy River First Nations is excited to announce that the Off-Reserve Housing Renovation Program has been renewed for another round. This limited opportunity is open to all off-reserve members who are eligible. Check out the updated application below:

Off-Reserve Home Renovation Program Application

ATTENTION: Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic

Rainy River First Nations will be hosting  a Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic on Tuesday April 12 2022 from 2-4:30 pm at the Health Centre. To book a spot please contact your Health Center 482-4001 ext 232. For more information see the attached poster!

RRFN Apr 12 22 Covid-19 Clinic


LEDCORE CMI Ltd is hiring in Fort Frances! See the attached poster or visit HERE for more information!



Upcoming training opportunity – contact Tracy Oshie-Horton for more info or to register (contact info on poster).

Origin poster HEO Training April 2022


Good afternoon, please see the below update from our CHR Juanita Hunter-Connon. Please stay safe, and contact Juanita if you need any assistance during this time.

COVID-19 Update February 23 2022


Good news!!!!  Rainy River First Nations is now set up to receive rent payments thru E-Transfers!!

Please tell clients to use email address:   payments@manitourapids.ca

We are set up for “auto deposit”, so no password is needed.


Solar payments are fast approaching, if you need to update your address, please fill out the following form: “RRFN Member Contact Sheet” by November 30, 2021, to ensure your cheque is mailed to the correct address.

If you bank with a Canadian Financial Institute, you can use direct deposit for your solar payments! To sign up for direct deposit please fill out the following form “Direct Deposit Form.” With the direct deposit form, you must include a valid form issued from your Financial Institution or a Void Cheque.



Direct Deposit Form


The RRFNs Water Treatment Plant is currently unable to meet the demands for water. The reservoirs are low – at this time we are issuing a boil water advisory before consumption and asking people to limit their water usage. This advisory is in effect as of June 14, 2021. We will advise the community once it has been lifted.

Water Advisory

Community On-Call Process:

Community On-Call Process

COVID Relief Application Form

COVID Relief Application Form


Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre

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