Sagamok Anishnawbek

Site: Ednakmagak Millenium Centre

Service: Community Justice Program

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Mamaweswen North Shore Tribal Council (NSTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty 
Program name changed to Gweyaksijigewin Teg meaning "A Place Where Things are made Right"
Description (Service) Primarily delivers the Miwdoodaa Minomaadiziwin Diversion Program 
  • Acts as a pre/post-charge diversion program that offers culturally appropriate services to help Indigenous people deal with the criminal justice system  
  • Offers culturally appropriate alternatives upon sentencing before a conviction is entered  
  • Provides an opportunity for the community member to enter into a mutually agreed Healing and Wellness Plan which will be taken into consideration upon sentencing  
  • Elders, Band officials, victims and community service providers may assist the community member during the Council process  
  • Facilitates mediation between the victim and offender to allow each party to be seen, heard and believed in order to repair the harm done to the community 
  • Offers assistance with victim services, legal aid and advice clinic, probation, and bail supervision
Some typical Healing and Wellness Plans may include, but are not limited to:  
  • Attending cultural events, such as Ceremony and Justice Circle  
  • Some form of restitution  
  • Community service hours  
  • Counselling and/or treatment
Community Justice Committee 
  • Acts as an advisory committee to the Justice Coordinator 
  • Participates in Justice Circles and development of Healing Plan 
  • Supports the offender and the victim
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 12:30 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation
  • Members of Sagamok Anishnawbek who require assistance with legal issues 
  • Pre/post-charge youth in conflict with the law and adults who have been charged with an offence  
  • Youth program: youth 12-17 years of age  
  • Adult program: adults 18 years of age and older
  • Individual must take full responsibility for their actions in order to participate in program  
  • Intake assessment is required 
  • Length of program determined either case by case or the time given to the offender to complete conditions as administered by the Justice Committee
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-865-1884
Fax 705-865-3131
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Joslyn Paibomsai, Administrative Assistant
Site Location Community is approx 43 km E of Blind River along Hwy 17 on N shore of Lake Huron, 120 km W of Sudbury
Located In Community Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation
Address 610 Sagamok Rd, Unit 2
Massey, ON P0P 1P0
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Mailing Address c/o Community Justice Program 
PO Box 610 
Massey, ON P0P 1P0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Ministry of Attorney General (MAG); Department of Justice