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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty 
  • Batchewana First Nation consists of 4 settlements: Goulais Bay Reserve 15A, Obadjiwan Reserve 15E, Whitefish Island Reserve and the main settlement of Rankin Reserve 15D 
  • Administrative Office (Band office) is located on Rankin Reserve 
  • Rankin Reserve is bordered on 3 sides by the city of Sault Ste Marie 
  • Community is road accessible off Hwy 17
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Batchewana First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation 
  • Facilities operated by the First Nation include the Administration/Cultural Centre, Health Centre, Family Crisis Shelter, Elders' Complex, Day Care, Arena, Youth Centre, Police Station, Gas Bar, Confectionary Store and the Batchewana Learning Centre 
  • Offers business opportunities in building and equipment rentals, arena operations, community operations and Bingo Hall 
  • Coordinates renewable energy initiatives and sustainable agricultural initiatives
Provides the following services and programs: 
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Economic Development 
  • Education Department, Batchewana Learning Centre 
  • Employment and Training 
  • Family Crisis Shelter 
  • Fire Department 
  • Health Centre 
  • Health Centre, Community Health Program 
  • Health Centre, Healthy Babies/Healthy Children 
  • Health Centre, Home and Community Care 
  • Health Centre, Medical Transportation 
  • Health Centre, Mental Health Services 
  • Health Centre, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program (NNADAP) 
  • Health Centre, Non-Insured Health Benefits 
  • Health Centre, Traditional Health Program 
  • Health Centre, Walk-in Clinic 
  • Housing Program 
  • Niigaaniin Social Services 
  • Public Works 
  • Rankin Day Care Centre 
  • Youth Centre
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon * 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Batchewana First Nation
Eligibility Members of Batchewana First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-759-0914
Toll Free Phone 1-877-236-2632
Crisis Phone 9-1-1 or 
Fax 705-759-9171
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Sharon Syrette, Reception and Front Desk; Phone: 705-759-0914 ext 200
Primary Executive Dean Sayers, Chief; Phone: 705-759-0914 ext 202; Email:
Alternate Executive Kim Lambert, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 705-759-0914 ext 210; Email:
Site Location Community is along Hwy 17 on E boundary of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Batchewana First Nation
Address 236 Frontenac St
Batchewana First Nation, ON P6A 6Z1
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Intersection Frontenac St and Batchewana St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) -- North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC); Health Canada - First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)
Elections Chief and eight Band Council members elected every two years under the Indian Act Electoral System; next election Feb 2019