Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM)  
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
Robinson-Huron Treaty
Description (Service) Represents the community in lands and resources initiatives  
  • Liaises with all companies undertaking resource development in traditional Whitefish River territory including mining developments, forestry projects and hydro electric power projects  
  • Participates in negotiations and agreements with resource developers to ensure Whitefish River First Nation is fairly included in benefits  
  • Consults with target groups who have an interest in land and resource issues such as mining  
  • Develops and implements a consultation protocol for negotiations related to Lands and Resource issues  
  • Advises community members on Lands and Resource issues via meetings, website or correspondence  
  • Works to ensure the requirements of the Whitefish River Land Code are implemented and met such as terms for Spousal Property Law  
  • Provides guidance for the development of a Land Use Plan and Environmental Management System for the community  
  • Works with the Housing Department for allocation of land to Whitefish River registered members that wish to build a home or cabin on territorial land
Hours Sep-Jun: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm 
Jul-Aug: Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Whitefish River First Nation
Eligibility Members of Whitefish River First Nation
Application No application process
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Main: 705-285-4335 
705-285-4334
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-4335
Fax 705-285-4532
E-Mail info@whitefishriver.ca
Website www.whitefishriver.ca
Primary Contact Diane Gaudette, Receptionist; Phone: 705-285-4335 ext 200; Email: receptionist@whitefishriver.ca
Primary Executive Sandrah McGregor, Lands Manager; Phone: 705-285-4334 ext 212; Email: sandrahm@whitefishriver.ca
Alternate Executive Kathleen Migwanabe, Lands and Membership Clerk; Phone: 705-285-4334 ext 208; Email: kathleenm@whitefishriver.ca
Site Location Community is in village of Birch Island off Hwy 6 just N of Manitoulin Island, 20 kms N of LIttle Current and 68 km SW of Sudbury
Located In Community Whitefish River First Nation
Address 17-A Rainbow Ridge Rd
Birch Island, ON P0P 1A0
 
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Intersection Rainbow Ridge Rd and Bay of Islands Rd
Mailing Address PO Box 188 
Birch Island, ON P0P 1A0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)