Whitefish River First Nation
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Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the community members
  • Serviced by air through Manitoulin East Municipal Airport in Little Current
  • Provides several stores operated by community members such as Wolfie's Confectionary, Mary's Take Out & Catering, D & D Trading Post and General's Store
  • Offers private businesses such as snow plowing, masonry, woodworking, 2 marinas and a campground
  • Owns Birch Island Construction Company Ltd which is overseen by an independent Board of Directors
  • Operates the Band-owned Rainbow Lodge
  • Participates in ownership of the Manitoulin Island Hotel & Conference Centre with five other First Nations and the Great Spirit Circle Trail (GSCT), a Manitoulin-based business that offers experiential tourism packages to people who want to experience First Nations culture
  • Provides a Public Library
  • Publishes an online monthly community newsletter called "Rezound"
  • Hosts an annual Wawaskinaga Traditional Powwow in August at Sunshine Alley

Offers the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Economic Development
  • Education Department
  • Education Department, Maamewe Kendaasing Childcare Centre
  • Education Department, Shawanosowe School
  • Health Clinic
  • Health Clinic, Child and Family Well Being Program
  • Health Clinic, Home and Community Care Program
  • Health Clinic, Medical Transportation Program
  • Health Clinic, Mental Health and Addictions
  • Health Clinic, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program
  • Housing Department
  • Lands Office
  • Maamwe Kendaasing Child Care Centre
  • Membership Department
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Public Library
  • Public Works Department
  • Seven Fires Youth and Elders Centre
  • Volunteer Fire Department
Comments
Tribal Council: United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM) Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) Robinson-Huron Treaty
  • Consists of 1 main community known as Whitefish River 4 with a land area of approx 56.7 sq km
  • Chief Franklin Paibomsai is known to community members as Chief Shining Turtle
Eligibility
Members of Whitefish River First Nation
Application Process
No application process
Fees
None
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On April 11, 2018

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