Garden River First Nation

Site: Garden River Wellness Centre

Service: Community Cultural Awareness

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty 
Monthly program/activities calendar available at Wellness Centre, Healing Lodge, in newsletter and on website
Description (Service) Provides community members with cultural awareness and traditional teachings 
  • Teaches and assists community members in the art of regalia making 
  • Offers the traditional teachings behind the different regalia 
  • Provides workshops for skilled crafts such as traditional pipes, drums, rattles, moccasins, baskets and beading 
  • Provides services of skilled medicine people who teach how to identify local medicines used for minor ailments
Provides the health modalities of: 
  • Sweat lodge ceremonies 
  • Traditional cedar baths 
  • Traditional stress management 
  • Traditional healer services
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm Sep-May  
Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 12:30 pm-4:15 pm Jun-Aug 
Activities: see monthly calendar
Areas Served Garden River First Nation
  • Members of Garden River First Nation 
  • Programs and services may be extended to others based on resources available and/or program/service guidelines
Application Registration required for program participation
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-946-5710
Fax 705-946-5702
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Marlene Pine, Traditional Helper; Phone: 705-248-2231 ext 213; Email:
Alternate Contact Luanne Povey, Community Outreach Supervisor; Phone: 705-946-5710 ext 210
Site Location Community is along Hwy 17 and St Mary's River, 3 km NE of Sault Ste Marie
Located In Community Garden River First Nation
Address 23 Shingwauk St
Garden River, ON P6A 7B2
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Intersection Shingwauk St and Pine Hill Dr
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 - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)