The Dokis First Nation Band Office takes pride in serving our community. We offer many services and programs for our members/residents and people.
Charlene Restoule - Band Manager
I was raised in Dokis as a Dokis First Nation member and I enjoy raising my family in this beautiful community that I have always called home. I have been in the position of Band Manager since April 1, 2014. Previously, I was the Community Health Representative for approximately eight years and prior to my CHR days I worked in the Human Resources Department at Casino Rama. I graduated from Hon.BSc. in Kinesiology (2004) and then a Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management (2005).
Jonathan Restoule - Finance Officer (Bio to follow)
Randy T. Restoule - NRF - Aboriginal Consultation Coordinator
I am proud to represent Dokis First Nation as the Aboriginal Consultation Coordinator. As a former business owner, my experience will prove to be a vital asset to the community. I graduated in 2009 with a Network Engineering Technologist Diploma from Canadian Career College.
Over the past six years, I have represented Dokis as the Community & Economic Development Coordinator. I have been involved in Forest Mangement, GIS Mapping, Fisheries & Environmental Assessments, Historical Research and planning fundraising events such as our Annual Dokis Summerfest.
I represent Dokis First Nation on the following committees:
- Economic Partners (CFDC)- Sturgeon Falls
- Sturgeon/Nipissing/French (SNF) Water Advisory Committee
- BlueSky EDC - North Bay
- Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations - Tribal Council (WBAFN)
Jane (Janie) Dokis - (IRA) Membership / Finance Assistant
A lifelong resident of Dokis, I have been employed with our First Nation since 1988. My position has been very rewarding over the years as I continue to offer service to our members in person, through internet, over the phone, both on and off reserve.
My background in clerical/administration has given me the opportunity to expand into different areas -In May 2004, I have taken on the responsibility of Indian Registry Administrator, a task I thoroughly enjoy and most recently, Finance Assistant.
For any status enquiries, please contact our office at (705) 763-2200 or
Claudine Restoule - Ontario Works/Lands and Estates Administrator
My name is Claudine Restoule and I have been employed with Dokis First Nation as the Ontario Works/Lands & Estates Administrator since May 2004.
In March 2009, I completed the Professional Lands Management Certification Program and am now a Certified Lands Manager.
I have resided in Dokis my entire life. My parents are Gord and Jackie Restoule and I have one daughter, Destinee.
I look forward to many more years of service to the community.
I can be reached at (705) 763-2200, ext 223.
Sharon Goulais - Education Dept.
If you need any educational information, please contact:
Education Dept / Dokis First Nation
Telephone: (705) 763-2200
Fax: (705) 763-2087
Dokis First Nation Education Dept.
940-A Main Street
Dokis First Nation, ON
Chris Dokis - Employment & Training Counsellor
Services: Under the direction of the Band Manager, the Employment and Training Counsellor is responsible for client counselling and assessment for the Dokis First Nation. Service delivery carried out in conjunction with Gezhtoojig Employment and Training Unit.
* Employment Counselling and Assessment
* Job Development
* Hiring and Staffing Logistics
* Employment Resources
* Job Board Postings
* Proposals/Funding Applications
* Project Monitoring/Reports
* Liaison for Community Resources
Jason Restoule - Dokis First Nation Library (Bio to follow)
The Dokis Library has computer workstations and a wide variety of books for children, youth and adults as well as seniors!
Our Library is located at 930 Main Street - Phone # (705) 763-2511.
Gerry Duquette Jr. - Consultation Coordinator
The New Relationship Fund is an Ontario government program designed to help aboriginal communities and organizations participate in meaningful consultation and engagement with government and the private sector. The Core Consultation Capacity component is available to First Nations and Metis communities to assist them in building fundamental consultation and engagement capacity so that they can better engage with government/private sector on lands and resource issues. The Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs administers the fund.
The objectives of the Core Consultation Capacity component/program is to:
- Assist First Nations and Metis in building consultation and engagement capacity and expertise related to lands & resource issues;
- Assist First Nations and Metis in participating in Government of Ontario/private sector consultation and engagement processes related to lands and resources;
- Assist in developing and improving relationships between the Government of Ontario, First Nations and Metis;
- Assist in building partnerships between First Nations, Metis, Industry and Government;
and assist in improving the quality of life and closing the socio-economic gap between aboriginal and non-aboriginal people in Ontario.
Clayton Dokis - Eco-Tourism Project
A band member of Dokis First Nation, I have 5 children and am a grandfather of 3 boys...so far!
I was hired as the Project Manager for Eco-tourism / Non-timber Forest Products and Forestry Representative for Dokis First Nation. I am currently working on completion of a hiking trail system for Dokis.
I am a volunteer firefighter, hockey coach and manager of Dokis Hockey Team.
James Dokis Sr. - Conservation Officer
I am the Dokis First Nation Conservation Officer. The goal of the Conservation Officer is to protect our inland lakes and waterways from unauthorized use by non-band members and have permits/passes for visitors to certain areas of our First Nation Territory.
I maintain and enforce band policy in regards to hunting and fishing regulations, observing and enforcing fire hazard guidelines. I also monitor logging resources not only being harvested but what is leaving the First Nation without authorization.
I participate in surveys in conjunction with the Ministry of Natural Resources to preserve and protect our natural water resource, spawning areas and the availability of the many species of fish here on our First Nation. This ensures our beautiful and bountiful resources are maintained for future generations to use and enjoy.
"Keep conservation and sustainability in mind, when using our resources."
Brian Lariviere Sr - Dokis Community Complex Manager
Born in Sturgeon Falls, I attended OLS and Northern Secondary School and spent most of my summers in Dokis, swimming! Married for 20 yrs, I have 4 children and 1 grandchild.
I've been employed with Dokis First Nation at the "Michel Aigle" Community Complex since it was built in 2000. Through my work, I've met many wonderful people who have visited Dokis via Meetings, Baby Showers, Weddings, Stag & Doe's, Bingos and other Fundraising events held at the Community Complex. The Complex has been newly renovated once again with additions added here and there and over the years I've received numerous complements on our Community Centre which I strive to maintain, in working hard to keep it spotless, inside and out.
The Complex boasts a top quality sound system, projector for meetings and a nice, clean kitchen to cook in! We rent for all occasions to any who would like to utilize our facility.
Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. For more info or to rent, please contact (705) 763-9990 (Leave Message) or Dokis First Nation at (705) 763-2200.
Annelise Dokis - Native Child Welfare Prevention Worker
I graduated from Cambrian College in 2001 with a diploma in Social Services. I have been in this position for 8 years. Some of my duties are meeting with families on reserve who are in crisis. I respond to crisis when family requests my assistance. I act as a liaison with Children's Aid Society for on reserve families. I act as a mediator for family conflicts for on reserve families. I can be reached at (705) 763-2061.