Wabaseemoong Independent Nation

Site: Anishinaabe Abinoojii Sub Office

Service: Child Welfare Authority

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3 
Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services, Administration Office, Rat Portage Reserve, Kenora, Ont P9N 1S7, ph: 807-548-1099
Description (Service) Delivers child care protection/prevention services and family support services to community members 
  • Administers services for Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services, a mandated Native Child Welfare Agency in Kenora 
  • Partners with community police officers and local nursing staff to identify and support troubled families 
Customary Care (Foster Care)
Coordinates foster care child placement in the following order of priority: 
  • With immediate or extended family members in the community 
  • With other community members 
  • With extended family outside the community 
  • With a family in another Native community 
  • With a non-Aboriginal family as a last consideration
Prevention Services 
  • Teaches parenting skills and assisting children through difficult times  
  • Develops and administers healthy social and recreational programs for families  
  • Hosts community forums to address issues such as youth drug abuse, inadequate housing, schooling problems and after school activities 
  • Organizes elders meetings that address traditional child rearing methods  
  • Provides information sessions about understanding substance dependency and resulting family violence, and overcoming oppression by understanding cultural realities 
  • Provides referrals to other programs and supports
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Whitedog First Nation
  • Members of Wabaseemoong (Whitedog) Independent Nations 
  • Children in need of care and their families
Application Intake assessment required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, Ojibway; available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-927-2222
Fax 807-927-2045
Primary Contact Adolphus Cameron, Executive Director
Alternate Contact Cynthia Cameron Swain, Band Council Secretary; Phone: 807-927-2000 ext 253; Email: secretary_cameron@hotmail.com
Site Location Community is along English River system, 98 km NW of Kenora, 13 km E of Man/Ont border, accessible by Hwys 596 & 525
Located In Community Whitedog First Nation
Address Whitedog
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Mailing Address c/o Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services 
General Delivery, Whitedog Post Office 
Whitedog, ON P0X 1P0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)