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Zhiibaahaasing 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 and Family services provided by Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services, Head Office in Wiikwemkoong, ph 705-859-2100
  • Serviced by air through Gore Bay-Manitoulin Airport
  • Hosts an annual Traditional Pow Wow in Aug
  • Serves as home to three of Manitoulin's tourist attractions: the world's largest peace pipe, dream catcher and hand drum
  • Offers a community-owned Nimkii Makwa Convenience Store and Gas Bar
  • Provides health care services through the Zhiibaahaasing Health Clinic under  Mnaamodzawin Health Services
  • Offers a Community Complex to host cultural events and community activities
  • Community has plans to develop a community camping facility in the historic original territory on Cockburn Island
  • Chief Irene Kells has been serving as Chief of the community for 29 years as of 2020
Chief and 3 Band Council members elected every 3 years under the Custom Electoral System; next election Sep 2021
Hours of Operation
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1200

Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-12 noon
Members of Zhiibaahaasing First Nation
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Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
February 8, 2021