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Atikameksheng Anishnawbek


Functions as the governing office for the community; oversees all community programs, services and facilities 

Activities and services for community members also include but are not limited to the following:
  • Officially changed community name from Whitefish Lake to Atikameksheng Anishnawbek in October 2013
  • Ontario First Nation Policing arrangements provided by Atikameksheng Anishnawbek Police
  • Child & Family Services provided by Nog-da-win-da-win Family & Community Services
  • Hospital/ambulance services available in Sudbury located within approximately 20 km distance 
  • Offers many private businesses including Pine Needle Productions, The Tin Box, Stan Saikkonen Upholstery, Sage Management Solutions/TLC Landscaping, R&J Fuels, Bob's Smoke Shop and others
  • Provides community stores such as Andy's Convenience and Lakeview Variety
  • Serviced by flights through the Sudbury Airport approx 20 min from community
  • Publishes a weekly news flyer for community members available in Band Office or on website
  • Offers a new polling system on website for members only to express views and complete surveys on current issues affecting community
  • Coordinates community events and activities at the Community Centre
  • Offers rentals of Community Centre for get togethers, dances, birthdays, baby showers, meetings, and other community events
  • Hosts an annual Pow Wow in July
  • Provides health programs and services at the Shawenekezhik Health Centre
  • Provides a Public Library (Atikameksheng Kendaasii-Gamik) for community members
Chief and five Band Council members elected every four years under the Indian Act Electoral System; next election Jun 2024
Hours of Operation
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0800 - 1600

Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8 am-4 pm
Members of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek
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Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
March 3, 2021