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M'Chigeeng First Nation


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:
  • Ontario First Nation Policing arrangements provided by UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service, headquarters in M'Chigeeng, ph: 705-377-7135 fx: 705-377-5583 
  • Child & Family Protection Services (Prevention services delivered directly by community) provided by Kina Gbezhgomi Child & Family Services, head office in Wikwemikong First Nation
  • Participation towards building a green economy by installing solar panels on the roofs of the community complex, Lakeview school and Band administration offices
  • 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)
  • Provides an elders centre called Anishnaabemowin Gamig Learning Centre
  • Administers Lakeview Elementary School for students from JK-Grade 6 and provides education services to all other students attending schools outside the community; also administers M'Chigeeng Binoojiinh Gamgoonhs Daycare Centre
  • Provides health care, a walk-in clinic and health programs at the Health Centre, M'nendamowin Health Services
  • Offers a Training & Employment Hub Centre
  • Provides a Volunteer Fire Department
  • M'Chigeeng means village enclosed by stepped cliffs in Ojibwe
  • Community is the center for many other Manitoulin Island 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
Chief, Deputy Chief and nine Band Council members elected every three years under the Custom Electoral system; next election Mar 2023
Hours of Operation
0800 - 1630
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0800 - 1630
0800 - 1630
0800 - 1600

Mon-Thu 8 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8 am-4 pm
Regular Council meetings: Tue 6:30 pm in Council Chambers
Members of M'Chigeeng First Nation
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(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
February 8, 2021