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Sheshegwaning First Nation

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Sheshegwaning First Nation community members
  • Serviced by air through the Gore Bay-Manitoulin Airport
  • Services western Manitoulin communities and First Nations with a newly constructed helipad opened in May 2016
  • Provides a community store called Gamiing Gas and Convenience Store
  • Hosts community events and activities at the Sheshegwaning Community Complex
  • Operates a seasonal cabin rental business
  • Provides Nimkee's Hiking Trails, a 20-km trail along the northern shoreline
  • Hosts an annual Traditional Pow Wow during the third weekend of June
  • Enacted the Sheshegwaning KChi-Naaknigewin (Constitution) into law in Jan 2017, the Sheshegwaning Kinoomaagewin Naaknigewin (Education Law) in Mar 2018 and the Sheshegwaning Legislative Enactment Regulation in Mar 2018

Programs and services include:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Economic Development
  • Education Department
  • Education Department, St Joseph's Anishinabek School
  • Elders Drop-In Centre
  • Housing Department
  • Membership Department
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Public Library
  • Sheshegwaning Health Centre
  • Sheshegwaning Health Centre, Aboriginal Healing and Wellness
  • Sheshegwaning Health Centre, Brighter Futures Building Healthy Communities
  • Sheshegwaning Health Centre, Child and Family Services
  • Sheshegwaning Health Centre, Diabetes Services
  • Sheshegwaning Health Centre, Equipment Closet
  • Sheshegwaning Health Centre, Food Bank
  • Sheshegwaning Health Centre, Home and Community Care Program
  • Sheshegwaning Health Centre, Medical Transportation
  • Sheshegwaning Health Centre, Mental Health and Addictions
  • Sheshegwaning Health Centre, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program
  • Sheshegwaning Health Centre, Non-Insured Health Benefits
  • Volunteer Fire Department
Tribal Council: United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM) Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)Non-Treaty
  • Consists of one main reserve with a land area of approx 40 sq km
  • The people of Sheshegwaning are of the Odawa Nation of Anishnaabek
  • Official languages of Sheshegwaning are Nishnaabemwin and English
Hours of Operation
Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-1 pm
Members of Sheshegwaning First Nation
Application Process
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Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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Agency Information
211 Ontario North
   Last Updated On November 5, 2019

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