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Wahnapitae First Nation
Band Office

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Serviced by air through the Greater Sudbury Airport, approx 30 km S of community
  • Provides a $4.5-million multi-purpose facility called the Centre of Excellence; the 8,400-square-foot centre was officially opened in Sept 2012 and includes Band administration, the Maan Doosh Gamig meeting/events hall, the health clinic, the sustainable development department and business incubator services
  • Offers several tourism related businesses owned by individual members and four camp/trailer/cottage grounds
  • Operates a Band-owned business called Rocky's which consists of a licensed restaurant, convenience store, gas bar, marina, motel, meeting room and seasonal campground
  • Participates in some of the mining, forestry and tourism activities in area being conducted by outside companies
  • Publishes a community newsletter available at Band Office and on website
  • Hosts an Annual Traditional Pow Wow in August
  • Provides green carts and kitchen containers for residents wishing to compost

Provides the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Cultural Program
  • Economic Development
  • Education Services
  • Food Bank
  • Good Food Box Program
  • Health Department
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative
  • Health Services, Community Wellness
  • Health Services, Child and Youth Worker
  • Health Services, Home and Community Care
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation
  • Housing Program
  • Public Works Department
  • Sustainable Development Department
  • Volunteer Fire Department
  • Waste Management and Landfill Site
Tribal Council: Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations (WBAFN)Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)Robinson-Huron Treaty
  • Consists of 1 main reserve with a land area of approx 10.36 sq km; may increase with the settlement of a pending land claim
  • First Nation name comes from Wahnapitaeping which means 'that place where the water is shaped like a molar tooth'
  • Reserve is known as Wahnapitae Indian Reserve No 11
  • The reserve is completely separate from the community of Wahnapitae which is located on Hwy 17E within the city of Greater Sudbury
Members of Wahnapitae First Nation
Application Process
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Legal Status
(10) Local Government ; (40) Federal Government ; (50) Non Profit
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Agency Information
211 Ontario North
Last Verified On September 10, 2018

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