Animakee Wa Zhing 37 First Nation

Site: Regina Bay Sub-Office

Service: Child and Family Services

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council (AKRC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3 
  • For Prevention Services worker on Windigo Island contact Lorraine Powassin, phone: 807-733-3721 fax: 807-733-3901 
  • Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services, Administration Office, Rat Portage Reserve, Kenora, Ont P9N 1S7, ph: 807-548-1099 
  • Prevention services provided by AAFS to Northwest Angle #37 ph: 807-226-1170
Description (Service) Delivers child care and protection services and family support services to community members
  • Administers services for Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services, a mandated Native Child Welfare Agency in Kenora
  • Partners with community police officers and local nursing staff to identify and support troubled families
Customary Care (Foster Care)

Coordinates foster care child placement in the following order of priority:
  • With immediate or extended family members in the community
  • With other community members
  • With extended family outside the community
  • With a family in another Native community
  • With a non-Aboriginal family as a last consideration
Prevention Services
  • Teaches parenting skills and assisting children through difficult times
  • Develops and administers healthy social and recreational programs for families
  • Hosts community forums to address issues such as youth drug abuse, inadequate housing, schooling problems and after school activities
  • Organizes elders meetings that address traditional child rearing methods
  • Provides information sessions about understanding substance dependency and resulting family violence, and overcoming oppression by understanding cultural realities
  • Provides referrals to other programs and supports
Hours Mon-Thu 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm * Fri 9 am-1 pm
Areas Served Northwest Angle 37 First Nation
Eligibility
  • Members of Animakee Wa Zhing #37 First Nation (Northwest Angle 37) 
  • Children 18 years of age and younger in need of care and their families
Application Intake assessment required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-226-5353
Toll Free Phone 1-800-853-3960
Fax 807-226-1164
E-Mail admin@nwa37.ca
Primary Executive Roslyn Kelly, Prevention Worker; Phone: 807-226-5353 ext 225
Alternate Executive Vanessa Powassin, Band Manager; Email: band.manager@nwa37.ca
Site Location Regina Bay community is on Lake of the Woods approx 60 mi SE of Kenora off Hwy 71; Windigo Island community is near Manitoba & Minnesota borders approx 6 mi N of Angle Inlet, Minn
Located In Community Northwest Angle 37 First Nation
Address 316 Animkii Dr
Sioux Narrows, ON P0X 1N0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Child & Family Services 
PO Box 267 
Sioux Narrows, ON P0X 1N0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)