Serpent River First Nation

Site: Education Building

Service: Extended Health Benefits

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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
Description (Service) Provides various health benefits to individuals and families with high health costs
Benefits are determined based on need and may include: 
  • basic dental care 
  • diabetic supplies 
  • eyeglasses  
  • hearing aids  
  • prescription drugs  
  • surgical supplies and dressings  
  • transportation for medical appointments
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Serpent River First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) - 65 year(s) 
Members of Serpent River First Nation
Individuals and families who: 
  • were eligible for Ontario Works in the previous months, or 
  • are no longer eligible for Ontario Works because they received a payment for loss of income under the 1986-1990 Hepatitis C Settlement Agreemen
    Application Individuals can apply by contacting the office
    Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
    Fees None
    Additional Service Sites
    Contact Information
    Office Phone Niigaaniin Office: 705-844-2009 
    Band Office:705-844-2418
    Fax 705-844-2736
    Primary Contact Betty Jean Coughlin, Niigaaniin Administrator; Phone: 705-844-2009 ext 325; Email:
    Alternate Contact Dawn Meawasige, Niigaaniin Caseworker; Phone: 705-844-2009 ext 324; Email:
    Site Location Community is on N shore of Georgian Bay on Lake Huron, along Hwy 17 approx 160 km E of Sault Ste Marie
    Located In Community Cutler
    Address 189 Village Rd
    Cutler, ON P0P 1B0
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    Intersection Village Rd and Sleepy Hollow Rd
    Mailing Address c/o Niigaaniin 
    PO Box 14 
    Cutler, ON P0P 1B0
    Physical Access Not Accessible
    Other Details
    Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)