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Tribal Council: Shibogama First Nations Council Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) Treaty #9
  • In Aug 1981 the Angling Lake Band officially changed name to Wapekeka First Nation
  • Wapekeka is a dry community and ALL arriving passengers at airport and via winter road undergo a luggage check for alcohol and/or illegal substances
  • The community is not accessible by road; regular air service provided by Bearskin Airlines and Wasaya Airways at least 3 times a day and accessible in winter through a seasonal ice road heading N from Pickle Lake
  • Wapekeka Kapeshewekamic Lodging: 807-537-2797
  • In Feb 2012 the NHLPA distributed 50 sets of new hockey equipment to children and youth in community; then held a 3-day hockey clinic led by NHL player and Right To Play staff

Organization: Wapekeka First Nation - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: 807-537-2315
Crisis: Police Dispatch: 1-888-310-1122
Health Canada Helpline: 1-855-242-3310
Fax: 807-537-2336
c/o Band Office
PO Box 2
Wapekeka, ON
P0V 1B0
Street Address:
Wapekeka First Nation  
Location: Community is along NE shores of Angling Lake, approx 450 km NE of Sioux Lookout, 26 km NE of Big Trout Lake
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Band Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Executives: Brennan Sainnawap - Chief
Ananias Winter - Deputy Chief
Public Contacts: Joshua Frogg - Band Administrator and Media Liaison
807-738-2727 *
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Wapakeka First Nation

Band Office - Community is along SE shores of Angling Lake, approx 450 km NE of Sioux Lookout, 26 km NW of Big Trout Lake

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Provides a few small private businesses, Wapekeka Community Store and the Bear's Den Hotel
  • Offers a Youth Centre and a Senior's Complex
  • Holds community events and meetings at the Wapekeka Memorial Hall including the annual Survivors of Suicide Conference
  • Operates a Canada Post postal station on part-time basis; mail delivery by Wasaya Airways once per week
  • Provides worship services through St Paul's Anglican Church, the Parish Hall (where most seniors attend), the Full Gospel Youth Ministry Church and Wapekeka Assembly Church
  • Offers a local radio station and cable television
  • Provides provincial court services in the community at the Band Office on an occasional basis
  • Serviced by scheduled and charter flights through the gravel runway Angling Lake/Wapekeka Airport located 2.8 km W of community; maintained and serviced by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario

Provides the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Child & Family Services (Tikinagan)
  • Economic Development
  • Emergency First Response Team
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children
  • Health Services, Crisis Intervention
  • Health Services, Family Well Being Program
  • Health Services, Home and Community Care
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program
  • Health Services, Non-Insured Health Benefits
  • Health Services, Nursing Station (Judas & Emily Winter Memorial Clinic)
  • Housing Department
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Operations & Maintenance
  • Wapekeka Education Authority
  • Wapekeka Education Authority, Reverend Eleazar Winter Memorial School, currently operating in community buildings pending construction of new school

Fees: None
Application: Call for information
Eligibility / Target Population: Members of Wapekeka First Nation
Languages: English * Interpretive Services
Language Notes: Oji-Cree, available upon request
Area Served:
See Also: Advocacy and Social Action for Indigenous Peoples
Emergency Planning and Preparedness
Government Services - Information

This information was last completely updated on July 4, 2018

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