Animakee Wa Zhing 37 First Nation

Site: Windigo Island Health Office

Service: Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council (AKRC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty 3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3
Description (Service) Delivers a parenting support program and promotes healthy child development 
  • Provides group information and educational sessions on topics about healthy pregnancy, birth and taking care of baby at home 
  • Provides information on the stages of pregnancy 
  • Offers parents handbook of pregnancy and baby care (Baby's Best Chance)
 
Program participants are provided with: 
  • Follow up via telephone within 48 hours of discharge from hospital 
  • Home visits pre birth to prepare family for new arrival 
  • Home visits post birth to offer support to new mothers 
  • Milk coupon program 
  • Home visits during child's early years to offer development guidance 
  • Referrals to other programs and services
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) residing on Windigo Island with children younger than 6 years of age  
  • Aboriginal children at-risk
Application
  • Program registration required  
  • Requires prior arrangements for home visits
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-733-2900
Fax 807-733-2690
Primary Executive Leigh-Anne Powassin, Community Health Representative and Healthy Babies Coordinator
Alternate Executive Dora Henry, Health Director; Email: health.director@nwa37.ca
Site Location Windigo Island community is near Manitoba & 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 Health Office 
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 Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC); North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)