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Wapekeka First Nation
Governance

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Description
Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Provides a few small private businesses, Wapekeka Community Store and the Bear's Den Hotel
  • Offers a Youth Centre and a Senior's Complex
  • Holds community events and meetings at the Wapekeka Memorial Hall including the annual Survivors of Suicide Conference
  • Operates a Canada Post postal station on part-time basis; mail delivery by Wasaya Airways once per week
  • Provides worship services through St Paul's Anglican Church, the Parish Hall (where most seniors attend), the Full Gospel Youth Ministry Church and Wapekeka Assembly Church
  • Offers a local radio station and cable television
  • Provides provincial court services in the community at the Band Office on an occasional basis
  • Serviced by scheduled and charter flights through the gravel runway Angling Lake/Wapekeka Airport located 2.8 km W of community; maintained and serviced by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario

Provides the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Child & Family Services (Tikinagan)
  • Economic Development
  • Emergency First Response Team
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children
  • Health Services, Crisis Intervention
  • Health Services, Family Well Being Program
  • Health Services, Home and Community Care
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program
  • Health Services, Non-Insured Health Benefits
  • Health Services, Nursing Station (Judas & Emily Winter Memorial Clinic)
  • Housing Department
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Operations & Maintenance
  • Wapekeka Education Authority
  • Wapekeka Education Authority, Reverend Eleazar Winter Memorial School, currently operating in community buildings pending construction of new school
Comments
Tribal Council: Shibogama First Nations CouncilPolitical Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)Treaty #9
  • In Aug 1981 the Angling Lake Band officially changed name to Wapekeka First Nation
  • Wapekeka is a dry community and ALL arriving passengers at airport and via winter road undergo a luggage check for alcohol and/or illegal substances
  • The community is not accessible by road; regular air service provided by Bearskin Airlines and Wasaya Airways at least 3 times a day and accessible in winter through a seasonal ice road heading N from Pickle Lake
  • Wapekeka Kapeshewekamic Lodging: 807-537-2797
  • In Feb 2012 the NHLPA distributed 50 sets of new hockey equipment to children and youth in community; then held a 3-day hockey clinic led by NHL player and Right To Play staff
Eligibility
Members of Wapekeka First Nation
Application Process
Call for information
Fees
None
Accessibility
Not Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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Agency Information
Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On July 3, 2019

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