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Whitefish River First Nation

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Description
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:
  • 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
  • Administers Maamewe Kendaasing Childcare Centre and Shawanosowe School as well as education services under the Education Department
  • Provides health care and health programs at the Health Clinic
  • Offers the Seven Fires Youth and Elders Centre
  • Operates a Volunteer Fire Department
  • Hosts an Annual Pow Wow usually held in June
Comments
Chief and seven Band Council members elected every four years under the Indian Act electoral system; next election Feb 2023
Hours of Operation
Mon
0830 - 1630
Tue
0830 - 1630
Wed
0830 - 1630
Thu
0830 - 1630
Fri
0830 - 1630

Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pmJul-Aug: Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Eligibility
Members of Whitefish River First Nation
Application Process
Call for information
Fees
None
Documents Required
No documents required
Accessibility
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Topic(s)
Social Media
Agency Information
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Copyright
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
February 3, 2021