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Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC) Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) Treaty #3
  • Consists of 4 settlements: Whitefish Bay 32A (main reserve) with a land area of 7.5 sq miles; Yellow Girl Bay 32B; Sabaskong 32C and Agency 30 (shared with 12 other FN)
  • Community members conduct most business in Kenora

Organization: Naotkamegwanning First Nation - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: Main: 807-226-5654
Fax: 807-226-5389
c/o Naotkamegwanning Band Office
Pawitik Post Office
Pawitik, ON
P0X 1L0
Street Address:
1800 Pawitik St
Location: Community is 96 km SE of Kenora, approx 1 km E off Hwy 71, along E shores of Lake of the Woods, 15 km from Sioux Narrows
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Executives: Howard Kabestra - Chief
Laura Kakeeway - Band Manager
Public Contacts: Holly Paypompee - Receptionist
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Naotkamegwanning First Nation

Functions as the Band Office on the Naotkamegwanning First Nation

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Dedicated to practising cultural and spiritual Anishinaabe traditions and way of life with half of community members speaking Ojibway language
  • Provides the Mino' Giizhigad Elder's Complex for senior community members
  • Offers community emergency medical services through ambulance and paramedics
  • Provides a youth and elder's cultural camp at Black River
  • Serves as home for the Whitefish Bay singers, a cultural drum group established in 1970 who travel across the country and in Europe and have 15 recorded albums

Provides the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Day Care, Sabatise Vision Child Care Centre
  • Economic Development
  • Education Authority
  • Education Authority, Baibombeh Anishinabe School
  • Housing Department
  • Netaawgonebiik Health Services, Aboriginal Headstart Program
  • Netaawgonebiik Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children
  • Netaawgonebiik Health Services, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program
  • Netaawgonebiik Health Services, Community Clinic
  • Netaawgonebiik Health Services, Community Wellness Program
  • Netaawgonebiik Health Services, Crisis Intervention
  • Netaawgonebiik Health Services, Home Care Program
  • Netaawgonebiik Health Services, Mental Health Program
  • Netaawgonebiik Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program
  • Netaawgonebiik Health Services, Referral Clerk
  • Netaawgonebiik Health Services, Youth Suicide Prevention
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Women's Shelter

Fees: None
Application: Call for information
Eligibility / Target Population: Members of Naotkamegwanning First Nation
Languages: English * Interpretive Services
Language Notes: Ojibway, available upon request
Area Served:
District of Kenora, District of Rainy River  
See Also: Advocacy and Social Action for Indigenous Peoples
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This information was last completely updated on February 5, 2018

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