Zhiibaahaasing First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM)  
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
Manitoulin Island Treaty 
  • Consists of two main parcels of land - Zhiibaahaasing 19A, the main reserve, located on Manitoulin Island with an area of approx 6.08 sq km and Zhiibaahaasing 19 with a land area of approx 3.5 sq km in the NW section of Cockburn Island 
  • Community has plans to develop a community camping facility in the historic original territory on Cockburn Island 
  • Chief Irene Kells has been serving as Chief of the community for 25 years as of 2016
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Zhiibaahaasing First Nation community members
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Zhiibaahaasing community members 
  • Serviced by air through Gore Bay-Manitoulin Airport 
  • Hosts an annual Traditional Pow Wow in Aug 
  • Serves as home to three of Manitoulin's tourist attractions: the world's largest peace pipe, dream catcher and hand drum
Offers the following programs and services:  
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Economic Development 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Health Services, Diabetes Program 
  • Health Services, Home and Community Care Program 
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program 
  • Zhiibaahaasing Health Clinic, co-shares space with Band Office
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-12 noon
Areas Served Zhiibaahaasing First Nation
Eligibility Members of Zhiibaahaasing First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-283-3963
Fax 705-283-3964
E-Mail zhiiband@manitoulin.net
Primary Contact Receptionist
Alternate Contact Kevin Mossip, Senior Band Councillor
Primary Executive Irene Sagon Kells, Chief
Alternate Executive Christine Bigras, Band Manager
Site Location Community is located off Hwy 540 just W of Silver Water in NW corner of Manitoulin Island, adjacent to Sheshegwaning First Nation
Located In Community Zhiibaahaasing First Nation
Address 36 Sagon Rd
Zhiibaahaasing, ON P0P 1Y0
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Mailing Address c/o Band Office 
Box 1 
Zhiibaahaasing, ON P0P 1Y0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC); North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC); Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)
Elections Chief and 3 Band Council members elected every 3 years under the Custom Electoral System; next election Sep 2018