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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Mamaweswen North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
Robinson-Huron Treaty 
  • Consists of 1 main reserve known as Whitefish Lake 6 with a land area of 197.5 sq km 
  • Officially changed community name from Whitefish Lake to Atikameksheng Anishnawbek in October 2013
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the community members  
  • Offers many private businesses including Pine Needle Productions, The Tin Box, Stan Saikkonen Upholstery, Sage Management Solutions/TLC Landscaping, R&J Fuels, Bob's Smoke Shop and others 
  • Provides community stores such as Andy's Convenience and Lakeview Variety 
  • Serviced by flights through the Sudbury Airport approx 20 min from community 
  • Publishes a weekly news flyer for community members available in Band Office or on website 
  • Offers a new polling system on website for members only to express views and complete surveys on current issues affecting community 
  • Coordinates community events and activities at the Community Centre 
  • Offers rentals of Community Centre for get togethers, dances, birthdays, baby showers, meetings, and other community events 
  • Hosts an annual Pow Wow in July
Offers the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Economic Development 
  • Education Program 
  • Health Services, Shawenekezhik Health Centre 
  • Health & Community Wellness, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Health & Community Wellness, Community Physical Activity Program 
  • Health & Community Wellness, Mental Health 
  • Health & Community Wellness, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prorgam 
  • Health & Community Wellness, Patient/Medical Transportation 
  • Health & Community Wellness, Traditional Health Program 
  • Home & Community Care 
  • Home & Community Care, Adult Day Program 
  • Home & Community Care, Diner's Club 
  • Housing Program 
  • Lands Department 
  • Ontario Works (Niigaaniin) 
  • Ontario Works (Niigaaniin), Extended Health Benefits 
  • Operations and Maintenance (Public Works) 
  • Public LIbrary (Atikameksheng Kendaasii-Gamik) 
  • Youth Program
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation
Eligibility Members of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-692-3651
Toll Free Phone 1-800-661-2730
Crisis Phone 9-1-1
Fax 705-692-5010
Primary Contact Brandy Wabegijig, Receptionist
Alternate Contact Samantha Nootchtai, Community Centre Coordinator; Phone: 705-692-0927; Email:
Primary Executive Valerie Richer, Chief; Email:
Alternate Executive Brendan Huston, Director of Operations; Email:
Site Location Community is located 20 km SW of Sudbury along Hwy 17 on E shores of Whitefish Lake
Located In Community Naughton
Address 25 Reserve Rd
Naughton, ON P0M 2M0
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Mailing Address PO Box 39 
Naughton, ON P0M 2M0
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 seven Band Council members elected every two years under the Indian Act Electoral System; next election Jul 2020