Neskantaga First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Youth Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Management 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9
Description (Service) Responsible for planning, developing and implementing all social, recreational and special events for children and youth of the community 
  • Provides various activities such as arts and crafts, baking nights, movie nights and outdoor sports events  
  • Organizes and supervises various outdoor activities for youth during summer months such as baseball, football, soccer, dodgeball and frisbee 
  • Works with the Brighter Futures program
 
Recreation services and facilities include: 
  • Baseball diamond 
  • Beach area 
  • Gymnasium 
  • Skating rink 
  • Recreation complex, used for feasts, social gatherings, indoor sports activities; also includes office space for mineral exploration companies working with the community
 
Internet Cafe 
  • Provides a drop-in cafe for youth to receive assistance with resume writing and filling out job applications 
  • Offers a social centre for youth
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Neskantaga First Nation
Eligibility
  • Focus is on child and youth members of Neskantaga First Nation but parents welcome 
  • Children under 6 years of age must be supervised by parent/guardian when participating in activities and programs
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-479-2570
Fax 807-479-1138
Primary Executive Joanne Sakanee, Youth Worker; Phone: 807-479-2570 ext 33; Email: joanne.sakanee@neskantaga.com
Alternate Executive Derek Moonias, Youth Mentor; Phone: 807-479-2570 ext 33; Email: derekmoonias@hotmail.com
Site Location Community is 180 km NE of Pickle Lake, 560 km N of Thunder Bay, on S shore of Attawapiskat Lake
Located In Community Neskantaga First Nation
Address Lansdowne House, ON P0T 1Z0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Youth Program 
PO Box 105 
Lansdowne House, ON P0T 1Z0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)