Weenusk First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Mushkegowuk Council  
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)  
Treaty #9 
  • Weenusk means "ground hog" in Cree 
  • The community lies in the Hudson Bay lowlands
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Weenusk First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation 
  • Serviced by air through the Peawanuck Airport for passengers, mail and freight via Timmins and Moosonee twice per week 
  • Provides a Northern General Store and Louie's Store 
  • Offers banking services via fax with CIBC and Scotiabank located at the Northern Store 
  • Provides a Band Office which is co-located with the Nishnawbi-Aski Police Service and Canada Post Corporation services 
  • Offers a few businesses including Louie Chookomolin Diversified Products, Maggie Gull's Bed & Breakfast, Peawanuck Petroleum and Annual Barge Services 
  • Maintains recreation facilities including two ballparks, a playground, outdoor skating rink, a multi-purpose room and a drop-in centre 
  • Participates in the Junior Canadian Rangers Program for youth (12-18 years) which teaches various skills including but not limited to first aid, using rifles safely, hunting and fishing, Native customs and traditions, healthy living, staying in school and drug and alcohol abuse awareness
Offers the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Education Services, Matahhamao School 
  • Health Services, Family Well Being Program 
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program 
  • Health Services, Peawanuck Nursing Station
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Weenusk First Nation
Eligibility Members of Weenusk First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-473-2554
Crisis Phone 1-888-310-1122
Fax 705-473-2503
Primary Executive Edmund Hunter, Chief; Email: edmundh@weenusk.ca
Alternate Executive Tracy Manitowabi, Receptionist
Site Location Community is just S of Hudson Bay on W bank of Winisk River, 400 km N of Moosonee
Located In Community Weenusk First Nation
Address 34 Main St
Peawanuck, ON P0L 2H0
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Mailing Address PO Box 1 
Peawanuck, ON P0L 2H0
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 East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC); Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)
Elections Chief and 3 Band Council members elected every 3 years under the Custom Electoral System; next election Oct 2019