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Wahnapitae First Nation


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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 Anishnawbek Police Service (APS)-Dokis Detachment
  • Child & Family Services provided by Nog-da-win-da-win Family & Community Services
  • Community members access urgent health/hospital services at the Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre in Sudbury, North Bay Regional Health Centre at 50 College Drive in North Bay, the West Nipissing Community Health Centre in Sturgeon Falls or Health Sciences North in Sudbury
  • 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 monthly 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
  • Supports a community Food Bank and a Good Food Box Program
  • Participates in the Green Economy North program through a Sustainable Development Department
  • Offers an active Volunteer Fire Department
  • Provides a Waste Management and Landfill Site
Chief and 4 Band Council members elected every 3 years under the Band Custom Electoral system; next election Jun 2021
Hours of Operation
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0830 - 1630
0800 - 1100

Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8 am-11 am
Members of Wahnapitae First Nation
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(10) Local Government ; (40) Federal Government ; (50) Non Profit
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211 Ontario North
Last Verified On
February 14, 2021