Webequie First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Matawa First Nations Management 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9 
  • Community only accessible by air or winter/ice road branching off the Northern Ont Resource Trail heading N from Pickle Lake 
  • Webequie is a dry community and ALL arriving passengers at airport and via winter road undergo a luggage check for alcohol and/or illegal substances 
  • Community is surrounded by Winisk River Provincial Park 
  • Tikinagan Child & Family Services office in Webequie: 807-353-5202 or 1-866-833-5606 
  • Webequie Business Centre (motel): 807-353-5506 or 807-353-5504 
  • Peacekeepers coordinator is Peter Jacob (peterj@webequie.ca)
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Webequie First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation 
  • Offers a small business centre which includes the Northwest Company's Northern Store and the Webequie Motel 
  • Provides a Canada Post postal station 
  • Provides 3 sweat lodges for community members 
  • Operates a local radio station, CSPN Radio 
  • Serviced with several daily passenger flights by Wasaya Airlines and Nakina Outpost Air Service to/from Webequie Airport, administered and operated by Ministry of Transportation; charter air service also available 
  • 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
Provides the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Band office) 
  • Child and Family Services  
  • Economic Development 
  • Fire Department 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Health Services, Crisis Intervention 
  • Health Services, Family Well Being Program 
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation 
  • Health Services, Mental Health Program 
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program 
  • Health Services, Nursing Station 
  • Housing Department 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Operations and Maintenance 
  • Peacekeepers Services 
  • Webequie First Nation Education Authority 
  • Webequie First Nation Education Authority, Simon Jacob Memorial Education Centre
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Webequie First Nation
Eligibility Members of Webequie First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone Band Office: 807-353-6531 
Peacekeepers: 807-353-1210
Fax 807-353-1218
E-Mail info@webequie.ca
Website www.webequie.ca
Primary Contact Heidi Troutlake, Receptionist
Primary Executive Cornelius Wabasse, Chief; Phone: 807-353-6531 ext 227; Email: corneliusw@webequie.ca
Alternate Executive Ida Troutlake, Band Administrator; Email: idat@webequie.ca
Site Location Community is 250 km NE of Pickle Lake, 540 km N of Thunder Bay, on northern peninsula of Eastwood Island in Winisk Lake
Located In Community Webequie First Nation
Address Webequie
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Mailing Address c/o Band Office 
PO Box 268 
Webequie, ON P0T 3A0
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 West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC); Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)
Elections Chief and 6 Band Council members elected every 2 years under the Custom Electoral System; next election Feb 2021