About Dokis Page

Dokis First Nation is a community located on the boundaries that separate the Districts of Parry Sound, Sudbury and Nipissing, approximately 16 kilometers South-West of Lake Nipissing on the French River. The community is accessed by a 25 kilometer gravel road from Highway 64, leading to the two nearest urban centers of North Bay via Highway 17 and Sudbury via Highway 69. Both centers are approximately 120 kilometers from the community.

The First Nation lands are composed of two large islands which are nestled within the flows of the historical French River. The main settlement or community is located on the northern island called "Okikendawt Island" (meaning Island of the Buckets/Pails). The name is derived from several bucket formations in the rock due to centuries of water flows to these areas. The buckets were often utilized for tobacco offerings for safe passage through the territory. 

The second island is a large Southern Peninsula which is generally utilized for traditional purposes such as hunting, fishing, camping and hiking. Many locals have private hunt and fishing camps throughout this First Nation territory. In total, the First Nation land base is in excess of 39,000 acres.

The total membership of the community is steadily climbing with over 1071 members with a residential population of approximately 200.  In the summer months, the population increases. The community has a growing population and a commitment to sustain and improve the quality of life for all it's members, both on and off-reserve. 

Dokis also provides a wide range of health, employment and administrative services to it's members as well as a sustainable lifestyle based on the richness of the natural resources under its care. 

  • Dokis Okikendawt Project brings green energy to Ontario consumers
    During construction of the Okikendawt Project in 2013, Dokis Chief Denise Restoule said that she was enormously proud to be building a generating station that will supply clean and renewable energy for Ontario electricity consumers.
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  • Dokis receives CWWF funding for Hydrogeological study.
    The $180,000 CWWF funding contribution will assist with new drinking water system.
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  • New Chief of Dokis looks to a bright future
    The new Chief of Dokis First Nation is proud after being elected on May 21. Gerry Duquette Jr. also works as the Lands Management Coordinator for Dokis.
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  • News Flash
    Recycling in Dokis First Nation
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    If you would like the link to the report please contact Jane Dokis, at 705-763-2575
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  • Updating addresses
    Notice to Band Members In an effort to stay connected with our members on and off reserve, we are asking your assistance to submit your current contact/mailing address.
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