Biigtigong Nishnaabeg

Site: Biigtigong Mno-zhi-yaagamig

Service: Diabetes Program

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Unaffiliated 
Political Territorial Organization: Anishinabek Nation, Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Superior Treaty
Description (Service) Provides education and services for the prevention, management and treatment of diabetes 
  • Provides case management and screening services 
  • Works to increase early detection and to reduce the number of avoidable complications that can arise from uncontrolled diabetes 
  • Advises on developing and implementing an approach to care and management of diabetes 
  • Promotes increased physical activity and knowledge of healthy eating 
  • Provides workshops, presentations and hands-on training for cultural activities and traditions 
  • Assists individuals in finding appropriate services 
  • Provides referrals to other health care professionals and the Northern Diabetes Health Network (NDHN)
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Biigtigong Nishnaabeg
Eligibility Members of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (formerly known as Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation) living with/at-risk of developing diabetes
Application Program registration required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibwe, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-229-1836
Fax 807-229-3367
Website www.picriver.com
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Primary Contact Jocelyn Goodchild, Reception; Phone: 807-229-1836 ext 601; Email: jocelyn.goodchild@picriver.com
Primary Executive Tammi Shaw, Diabetes Coordinator; Phone: 807-229-1836 ext 607; Email: tammi.shaw@picriver.com
Alternate Executive Erica Perkins, Health and Social Services Director; Phone: 807-229-1836 ext 603; Email: erica.perkins@picriver.com
Site Location Reserve is on Hwy 627 at mouth of Pic River along N shore of Lake Superior approx 13 km SE of Marathon
Located In Community Biigtigong Nishnaabeg
Address 2 Rabbit Dr
Heron Bay, ON P0T 1R0
 
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Mailing Address c/o Diabetes Program 
PO Box 215 
Heron Bay, ON P0T 1R0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Regional / Municipal - Northern Diabetes Health Network (NDHN) ; Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC); North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)