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M'Chigeeng First Nation

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the community members
  • Provides the M'Chigeeng Community Complex which houses a gathering place, an arena and post office
  • Runs a local radio station, CHYF-FM, which is wholly devoted to recovery and preservation of the Ojibwe language
  • Hosts an annual M'Chigeeng Traditional Pow Wow on Labour Day weekend
  • Holds an Annual Naming Ceremony for member's infants/children to receive their Anishnaabe Name and Colors
  • Home to the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation which represents 60 First Nation communities in efforts to preserve Native heritage, customs and language
  • Serviced by air through Gore Bay-Manitoulin Airport (37 km) and Manitoulin East Municipal Airport (57 km)

Offers the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Adult and Continuing Education Program (Literacy & Basic Skills)
  • Anishnaabemowin Gamig Learning Centre
  • Capital Projects and Public Works Department
  • Child and Family Advocate
  • Community Support Program
  • Education Department
  • Education Department, Lakeview Elementary School
  • Employment and Community Development
  • Family Resources Department
  • Family Support Program
  • Health Centre
  • Health Centre, Community Wellness Program
  • Health Centre, Diabetes Program
  • Health Centre, dietitian Services
  • Health Centre, Healthy Babies Healthy Children
  • Health Centre, Medical Transportation Program
  • Health Centre, M'nendamowin Health Services
  • Health Centre, Walk-In Clinic
  • Housing Department
  • Lands and Membership Department
  • M'Chigeeng Binoojiinh Gamgoonhs Daycare Centre
  • Training & Employment Hub Centre
  • Training & Employment Hub Centre, Addictions Services Initiative
  • Training & Employment Hub Centre, Extended Health Benefits
  • Training & Employment Hub Centre, Homemakers Program
  • Training & Employment Hub Centre, Local Delivery Mechanism
  • Training & Employment Hub Centre, M'Chigeeng Adult and Continuing Education Program
  • Training & Employment Hub Centre, Ontario Works
  • Training & Employment Hub Centre, Ontario Works Employment Supports
  • Volunteer Fire Department
  • Wellness Centre
  • Wellness Centre, Home Care Program
  • Youth Program
Tribal Council: United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM) Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)Manitoulin Island Treaty
  • Consists of 1 main community known as M'Chigeeng 22 Indian Reserve with a land area of 31 sq km
  • M'Chigeeng means village enclosed by stepped cliffs in Ojibwe
  • The community is the center for many other services including: Mnidoo Mnising Employment & Training, Kina Gbezhgomi Child & Family Services, Mnaamodzowin Health Services, Noojmowin Teg Health Centre, UCCM Tribal Police and Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute
Hours of Operation
Mon-Thu 8 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8 am-4 pmMeetings: Regular Council meetings Tue 6:30 pm in Council Chambers
Members of M'Chigeeng First Nation
Application Process
Call for information
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Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Agency Information
211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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