Wawakapewin First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Shibogama First Nations Council 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • Wawakapewin affairs all coordinated through Sioux Lookout office 
  • Community consists of 1 reserve with a land area of approx 20 sq miles located within the Northern Boreal Forest 
  • Accessibility is only by aircraft with floats or skis; accessible by winter/ice road heading N from Pickle Lake during winter months 
  • Water Treatment plant operators: Roger Cook and Garret Hudson
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Wawakapewin First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation 
  • Serviced by air through the closest airport in Kasabonika Lake, located 37 km to the northeast of community 
  • Accesses health services through the Nursing Station in Kasabonika Lake First Nation
Programs and services include: 
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Child and Family Services 
  • Economic Development 
  • Family Well Being Program 
  • Health Services 
  • Nadawehik Kakina Kedodumuk Wilderness Healing Program 
  • Water Treatment plant
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Wawakapewin First Nation
Eligibility Members of Wawakapewin First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone Sioux Lookout Sub-Office: 807-737-2662
Toll Free Phone 1-866-877-6057
Fax 807-737-4226
E-Mail info@wawakapewin.ca
Website www.wawakapewin.ca
Primary Executive Anne Marie Beardy, Chief; Phone: 807-737-2662 ext 2237; Email: annemarieb@wawakapewin.ca
Alternate Executive Janina Meekis, Band Administrator; Email: janinam@wawakapewin.ca
Site Location Reserve is approx 350 km N of Sioux Lookout on Long Dog Lake, located along SE shores of Asheweig River, a tributary of the Winisk River
Located In Community Sioux Lookout
Address Shibogama First Nation Council
81 King St
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1A5
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Mailing Address c/o Shibogama FIrst Nation Council 
PO Box 477 
Wawakapewin First Nation 
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1A8
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Established Gained Band Status Apr 1985; Reserve Status Nov 1998
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)
Elections Chief and 2 Band Council members elected every 3 years under the Custom Electoral System; next election Oct 2019