Naotkamegwanning First Nation

Site: Unpublished

Service: Women's Shelter

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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) Operates a short-term emergency shelter for abused women and their children  
  • Provides a 24-hour crisis line  
  • Accommodates a maximum of 10 individuals
Coordinates the following support services for residents:  
  • Helps women understand options to assist in making life choices  
  • Offers assistance in accessing housing, legal and other community services  
  • Offers individual counselling
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Anishinaabeg of Naongashing First Nation ; Buffalo Point First Nation ; Couchiching First Nation ; Dalles First Nation ; Grassy Narrows First Nation ; Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation ; Lac La Croix First Nation ; Lac Seul First Nation ; Migisi Sahgaigan First Nation ; Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation ; Naicatchewenin First Nation ; Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation ; Northwest Angle 33 First Nation ; Northwest Angle 37 First Nation ; Ojibway Nation of Saugeen First Nation ; Onigaming First Nation ; Rainy River First Nation ; Sagkeeng First Nation ; Seine River First Nation ; Shoal Lake 39 First Nation ; Shoal Lake 40 First Nation ; Stanjikoming First Nation ; Wabauskang First Nation ; Wabigoon Lake First Nation ; Washagamis Bay First Nation ; Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation ; Whitedog First Nation ; Whitefish Bay First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
First Nation women who have been physically, sexually, financially or emotionally abused and their children up to 16 years of age living within the Treaty #3 area
Application Requires initial confidential intake assessment
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-226-2605
Crisis Phone 807-226-2603
Fax 807-226-2606
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Joanne Guendouze, Centre Director
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 Whitefish Bay First Nation, ON
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Mailing Address c/o Women's Shelter 
Pawitik Post Office 
Netaawgonebiik Health Services 
Pawitik, ON P0X 1L0
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)