Naotkamegwanning First Nation

Site: Netaawgonebiik Health Services

Service: Aboriginal Head Start Program

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC)  
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3)  
Treaty #3
Description (Service) Offers a comprehensive holistic program for Aboriginal children and their families living on-reserve to prepare young children for school  
  • Strives to meet the emotional, social, health and nutritional needs of children  
  • Offers activities such as family gym time, arts and crafts, breakfast/lunch/snacks and circle time  
  • Participates in community events and special celebrations
Offers daily programs focused on:  
  • Education  
  • Health and nutrition  
  • Native culture and language  
  • Parental and family involvement  
  • Social support
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Whitefish Bay First Nation
  • Members of Naotkamegwanning First Nation 
  • Children from 15 months to 6 years of age and their families
  • Requires completed registration application and  
  • Child's birth certificate and updated immunization record
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-226-1048
Toll Free Phone 1-877-855-5530
Fax 807-226-1142
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Primary Contact Mary Alvina Joseph, Program Manager
Alternate Contact Garnet Namaypoke, Health Director; Phone: 807-226-1026; Fax: 807-226-1188; Email:
Site Location Community is 96 km SE of Kenora, approx 1 km E off Hwy 71, along E shores of Lake of the Woods, 15 km from Sioux Narrows
Located In Community Whitefish Bay First Nation
Address 1801 Pawitik St
Pawitik, ON P0X 1L0
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Mailing Address c/o Aboriginal Head Start Program 
Netaawgonebiik Health Services 
Pawitik, ON P0X 1L0
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 West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)