Wawakapewin First Nation

Site: Shibogama Sub Office

Service: Wilderness Healing Program

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Shibogama First Nations Council 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9
Description (Service) Offers a healing program for residential school survivors or their descendants and extended families in a wilderness setting near Wawakapewin community 
  • Offers counselling and teaches traditional values and lifestyles as healing tools 
  • Targets individuals affected by residential school abuse and its intergenerational impacts 
  • Delivers services through a holistic approach 
  • Provides 4 intakes per year  
  • Provides services in a wilderness setting for individual families, groups and communities
Services offered can include: 
  • Counselling by Elders and/or traditional healers 
  • Cultural ceremonies, teachings and dialogue 
  • Transportation, when required
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm 
Program session dates vary; contact Project Coordinator
Areas Served Kasabonika Lake First Nation ; Kingfisher Lake First Nation ; Wapekeka First Nation ; Wawakapewin First Nation ; Wunnumin Lake First Nation
  • On-reserve member of communities belonging to Shibogama First Nations Tribal Council and 
  • Is a former student of an Indian Residential School (IRS) listed in the 2006 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement or 
  • Is a family member (spouse or partner, those raised by or raised in the household of a former IRS student, and any relation who has experienced effects of intergenerational trauma associated with a family member's time at an IRS) of a former student
  • Referrals accepted from Resource workers in Shibogama communities or from Regional Service Delivery organizations 
  • Intake assessment required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone Sioux Lookout Band Office: 807-737-2662 
Thunder Bay Sub-Office: 807-623-3916
Fax 807-737-4226
Website www.wawakapewin.ca
Primary Contact Joshua Frogg Sr, Project Coordinator; Phone: 807-737-2662 ext 2237 * 807-623-3916; Email: joshuaf@wawakapewin.ca
Alternate Contact Janina Meekis, Band Administrator; Phone: 807-737-2662; Email: janinam@wawakapewin.ca
Site Location Reserve is approx 350 km N of Sioux Lookout on Long Dog Lake, located along SE shores of Asheweig River, a tributary of the Winisk River
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address Shibogama Sub Office
207 Archibald St N
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 3X9
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Mailing Address c/o Healing Program 
PO Box 477 
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1A8
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Aboriginal Healing Foundation (AHF); Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)