Naotkamegwanning First Nation

Site: Netaawgonebiik Health Services

Service: Canada Prenatal Nutrition 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) Provides supports and services to help families improve maternal and infant nutritional health
Focuses on the following 3 areas:
Maternal Nourishment that may include:  
  • Baby food making and nutritional cooking sessions  
  • Healthy snacks and meal information  
  • Milk and food vouchers as well as vitamin supplements
Nutrition Screening, Education and Counselling includes:  
  • Education on prenatal nutrition  
  • Understanding food labels  
  • Presentations by dietitians and health specialists  
  • Nutrition screening by Community Health Representative  
  • Individual counselling by nutritionists
Breastfeeding Program includes:  
  • Promotion of breastfeeding initiation and duration  
  • Support groups  
  • Breastfeeding videos and resource materials
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Whitefish Bay First Nation
  • Members of Naotkamegwanning First Nation who are pregnant, new mothers or with infants under 12 months of age  
  • Vitamin supplements, milk and food vouchers are only available to women enrolled in the program
Application Program registration required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-226-1026
Toll Free Phone 1-877-855-5530
Fax 807-226-1188
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Primary Contact Nicole Kavanaugh, Prenatal Program Coordinator
Alternate Contact Garnet Namaypoke, Health Director; 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 Prenatal 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)