Whitesand First Nation (WFN) is located 246 km northeast of Thunder Bay on highway 527 and is situated northeast of the municipality of Armstrong. WFN has a land base of 615 acres. Historically, the community was located along the northwest shore of Lake Nipigon near Mount St. John and the Whitesand River. In 1942, high water levels began eroding the shoreline and flooding out the community’s buildings and burial grounds. Many WFN people settled along the rail line with the majority settling in Armstrong, where the establishment of the new reserve lands were negotiated. The community has a registered membership of 1086 people, with 311 members living in the community.