Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation
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Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Provides the Wabigoon Lake Community Store/Gas Bar and Girly's Restaurant
  • Coordinates community events, meetings and activities at Wabshki Penasi School Gymnasium
  • Owns and operates a Wild Rice Processing Plant located on-reserve; the only one in Canada
  • Owns a logging enterprise which builds forest access roads and supplies regional mills with logs
  • Operates a tree nursery that supplies 6 million seedlings annually under contract to forestry companies
  • Serviced by air through the Dryden Regional Airport located 34 km NW of community

Provides the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Abinooji Learning Centre
  • Economic Development
  • Health Services, Health Office
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children
  • Health Services, Brighter Futures
  • Health Services, Building Healthy Communities
  • Health Services, Community Wellness
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program
  • Housing Program
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Volunteer Fire Department
  • Wabigoon Lake Education
  • Wabigoon Lake Education, Wabshki-Penasi School
Comments
Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC)
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3)
Treaty #3
  • Consists of 1 main reserve, Wabigoon Lake 27 with an area of 20 sq miles
  • Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation has applied to build a casino, conference centre and hotel in Dryden; updated and submitted application to OLG in fall of 2012
  • Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation was the first community in the Treaty #3 region to hold an open and public traditional powwow in the 1970's
Eligibility
Members of Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation
Application Process
Call for information
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None
Accessibility
Not Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On November 14, 2018

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