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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council (AKRC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty 3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3 
Community is on island and only accessible by water during summer months and ice road across the lake during winter
Description (Service) Provides services that promote physical and mental health for community members of Windigo Island 
  • Coordinates appointments for community members with visiting Nurse Practitioners from Kenora Area Health Access Centre (KAHAC) twice per month  
  • Provides health awareness, education and prevention workshops and seminars  
  • Coordinates clinics in areas that may include Dental Hygiene, Diabetes, Immunization, Sexual Health and Communicable Diseases  
  • Coordinates foot care sessions through visiting specialists  
  • Identifies and attempts to correct health hazards
Addresses individual health care needs by providing:  
  • Intake services to determine health care needs of individual  
  • Referrals to appropriate health care providers based on information in the intake assessment  
  • Advocacy on behalf of individual with other health professionals  
  • Coordination of one-on-one pre-natal care with the community health representative  
  • Home visits to the sick, elderly, new mothers and persons with health care needs  
  • Assistance with coordinating local and long distance travel arrangements for medical appointments
Hours Mon-Thu 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm * Fri 9 am-1 pm
Areas Served Northwest Angle 37 First Nation
Eligibility Members of Animakee Wa Zhing #37 First Nation (Northwest Angle 37) residing on Windigo Island
Application Appointments required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
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Contact Information
Office Phone 807-733-2900
Crisis Phone Police Dispatch: 1-888-310-1122
Fax 807-733-2690
Primary Contact Roxanne Powassin, Community Health Representative, Windigo; Email:
Alternate Contact Dora Henry, Health Director; Phone: 807-226-1077; Email:
Site Location Windigo Island community is near Manitoba & Minnesota borders approx 6 mi N of Angle Inlet, Minn and 100 mi SW of Kenora
Located In Community Northwest Angle 37 First Nation
Address Northwest Angle 37 First Nation
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Mailing Address c/o Windigo Island Health Office 
PO Box 267 
Sioux Narrows, ON P0X 1N0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC); North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)