Animakee Wa Zhing 37 First Nation

Site: Main Band Office

Service: Governance

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council (AKRC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3 
  • Consists of 2 main communities: Regina Bay, the main reserve and mainland community near Sioux Narrows, and Windigo Island near the USA border, accessible by boat and ice road during winter months 
  • Includes several settlements: Big Island 37; Lake of the Woods 34, 37, 37B; Northwest Angle 34C; Northwest Angle 34C & 37B; Northwest Angle 37C; Shoal Lake 34B1, 37A; Whitefish Bay 34A; and Agency 30 (shared with several other First Nations) 
  • Community is on island and only accessible by water during summer months and ice road across the lake during winter 
  • Summer shopping trip by boat/land to Kenora takes 2.5 hours; winter shopping trip by ice road takes 1 hour
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
Provides the following services: 
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Health Office 
  • Windigo Island Elementary School
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)
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-226-5353
Crisis Phone Police Dispatch: 1-888-310-1122
Fax 807-226-1164
Primary Contact Luanne Kavanaugh, Administrative Assistant; Email:
Primary Executive Jimmie Major, Chief; Email:
Alternate Executive Terry Cranston, Band Manager; Email:
Site Location Windigo Island community is near Manitoba and Minnesota borders approx 6 mi N of Angle Inlet, Minn and 100 mi SW of Kenora
Located In Community Northwest Angle 37 First Nation
Address Northwest Angle 37 First Nation
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Mailing Address c/o Windigo Island Band Office 
PO Box 1590 
Kenora, ON P9N 3X7
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 - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC); Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)