Wunnumin Lake First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Crisis Prevention

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Shibogama First Nations Council 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9
Description (Service) Provides crisis intervention services to individuals affected by family violence and suicide 
  • Coordinates emergency response plans through the area Resource Team as part of Shibogama Tribal Council 
  • Offers immediate on site or telephone assistance  
  • Dispatches call to police when deemed necessary  
  • Ensures victims receive support and assistance to secure their safety  
  • Arranges meeting family members at centre or agreed upon location to discuss possible crisis resolutions
 
Also coordinates: 
  • Crisis plan to follow in response to suicide intervention, domestic violence intervention and any other form of crisis situations that may arise in community 
  • Information sessions and workshops on techniques for healing strategies
 
Support Services
 
Supports can include but are not limited to: 
  • Debriefing and stabilization following crisis situation  
  • Advocacy on behalf of individuals and families dealing with various agencies  
  • Meal preparation, transportation, homemaking and other areas requiring support for families in crisis situations such as the suicide of a youth 
  • Information about/referrals to appropriate resources and services
Hours Band Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm 
Emergency Service: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Wunnumin Lake First Nation
Eligibility Members of Wunnumin Lake First Nation involved in any form of family crisis and/or violence
Application Call for assistance
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-442-2559
Crisis Phone Nishnawbe-Aski Police: 807-442-2570
Fax 807-442-2627
Website www.wunnumin.ca
Primary Executive Ruth Mekanak, Crisis Coordinator; Email: ruthm@wunnumin.ca
Alternate Executive Amos Martin, Band Administrator; Phone: 807-442-2559 ext 2475; Email: amosm@wunnumin.ca
Site Location Community is approx 360 km NE of Sioux Lookout, on W shores of Wunnumin Lake and 40 km E of Kingfisher Lake First Nation
Located In Community Wunnumin Lake First Nation
Address Wunnumin Lake First Nation, ON P0V 2Z0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Crisis Intervention 
PO Box 105 
Wunnumin Lake, ON P0V 2Z0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC); North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)