Wabaseemoong Independent Nations

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3 
  • Community is road-accessible year-round 
  • Wabaseemoong is comprised of 4 communities: Whitedog (32.7 sq miles) which serves as the main reserve; One Man Lake; Swan Lake and Agency 30 (shared with 12 other First Nations) 
  • Combined land area of the 3 communities is approx 110 sq km
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Wabaseemoong First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Offers a Resource Centre which serves as a youth drop-in centre 
  • Provides a community water tower and treatment facility 
  • Provides a police station in community 
  • Participates in partnerships with Wincrief Homes and Miisun forest management
Offers the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Child and Family Services 
  • Economic Development 
  • Education Department 
  • Education Department, Mizhakiiwetung Memorial School 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Health Services, Health Centre 
  • Health Services, Home Care Program 
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation 
  • Health Services, Mental Health & Community Wellness 
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program 
  • Housing Program 
  • Infant & Child Development 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits 
  • Public Works Department 
  • Wabaseemoong Independent Nation Day Care Centre
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Whitedog First Nation
Eligibility Members of Wabaseemoong (Whitedog) Independent Nations
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Ojibway; available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-927-2000
Toll Free Phone Police Dispatch: 1-888-310-1122
Crisis Phone 807-927-2061
Fax 807-927-2107
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Primary Contact Bev Hale, Band Manager Assistant; Phone: 807-927-2000 ext 226
Primary Executive John Paishk, Chief; Phone: 807-927-2000 ext 229; Fax: 807-927-2342; Email: chiefpaishk@hotmail.com
Alternate Executive Anthony Henry, Band Manager; Phone: 807-927-2000 ext 232; Email: bandmgr@wabaseemoong.ca
Site Location Community is along English River system, 98 km NW of Kenora, 13 km E of Man/Ont border, accessible by Hwys 596 & 525
Located In Community Whitedog First Nation
Address Arena Building
Band Office Rd, Wabaseemoong Band Office
Whitedog, ON P0X 1P0
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Mailing Address General Delivery, Whitedog Post Office 
Whitedog, ON P0X 1P0
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 and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)
Elections Chief and 4 Band Council members elected every 2 years under the Indian Act Electoral System; next election April 2019