Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Unaffiliated  
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
Manitoulin Island Treaty  
  • Consists of 2 main settlements: Wikwemikong Reserve, the main community with a land area of approx 426 sq km and Point Grondine Reserve #3, about 40 km SW of Sudbury with a land area of approx 139 sq km 
  • The population is spread across the main reserve into several settlements, or satellite communities, including Kaboni, Buzwah, South Bay, Rabbit Island, Murray Hill, Cape Smith, and Wikwemikongsing 
  • Wikwemikong is one of the 10 largest First Nation communities in Canada 
  • The name Wikwemikong means "bay of beavers" 
  • Community is home to Canadian Country Female Artist of the Year (2009), Crystal Shawanda
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the community members  
  • Serviced by air through Manitoulin East Municipal Airport in Little Current 
  • Offers 2 shopping plazas and many businesses and services including a gas station, grocery store, confectioneries, video outlets, laundry facility, take-out pizza shop, pharmacy, thrift shop, bank agency, clothing store, a hardware store and several construction and heavy equipment contractors 
  • Offers a log home construction business and several sawmills 
  • Provides 4 churches of various denominations 
  • Provides Wiky TV 5, a local community television station 
  • Community is home to well-known artists, quill-box specialists, medicine men, and totem pole craftsmen 
  • Provides cultural tours and experiences through guided tours such as the Bebamikawe Memorial Trail, Manitoulin Island historical tour and "Bay of the Beaver" canoe tour 
  • Hosts the annual Wikwemikong Cultural Festival/Pow Wow 
  • Owns and operates the Rainbow Ridge Golf Course located off-reserve in Manitowaning
Provides the following programs and services:  
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Amikook Seniors' Centre 
  • Amikook Seniors' Centre, Community Support Services 
  • Community Living Wikwemikong Anishinaabek 
  • Community Living Wikwemikong Anishinaabek, Life Skills and Cultural Program 
  • Community Living Wikwemikong Anishinaabek, Supervised Independent Living 
  • Nadmadwin Mental Health Clinic 
  • Public Library 
  • Wikwemikong Board of Education 
  • Wikwemikong Board of Education, Adult Education Program 
  • Wikwemikong Board of Education, Wikwemikong High School 
  • Wikwemikong Board of Education, Child Care Centre 
  • Wikwemikong Board of Education, Anishinabe Curriculum Department 
  • Wikwemikong Board of Education, Wikwemikong Junior School 
  • Wikwemikong Board of Education, Wikwemikong Pontiac School 
  • Wikwemikong Development Commission, Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy 
  • Wikwemikong Development Commission, Business and Employment Resource Centre 
  • Wikwemikong Development Commission, Economic Development 
  • Wikwemikong Family Centre, Child and Family Services 
  • Wikwemikong Family Centre, Food Bank 
  • Wikwemikong Health Centre 
  • Wikwemikong Health Centre, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program 
  • Wikwemikong Health Centre, Diabetes Project 
  • Wikwemikong Health Centre, Environment Health Program 
  • Wikwemikong Health Centre, Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Wikwemikong Health Centre, Maternal Child Health Program 
  • Wikwemikong Health Centre, Traditional Medicine 
  • Wikwemikong Health Centre, Waasa Naabin Community Youth Services Centre 
  • Wikwemikong Health Centre, Walk-In Clinic 
  • Wikwemikong Heritage Organization 
  • Wikwemikong Nursing Home 
  • Wikwemikong Wellness Program, Home and Community Care
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon, 12:30 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Wikwemikong
Eligibility Members of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory
Application No application required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-859-3122
Toll Free Phone 1-800-880-1406
Crisis Phone 9-1-1 
Police Dispatch: 1-888-310-1122
Fax 705-859-3851
E-Mail reception@wiikwemkoong.ca
Website www.wiikwemkoong.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Beverly Peltier, Reception and Operator; Phone: 705-859-3122 ext 221; Email: bpeltier@wiikwemkoong.ca
Alternate Contact Mabel Manitowabi, Reception Support Clerk; Phone: 705-859-3122 ext 224; Email: mmanitowabi@wiikwemkoong.ca
Primary Executive Ogimaa Duke Peltier, Chief; Phone: 705-859-3122 ext 254 * (Cell) 705-919-3871; Email: dukepeltier@wiikwemkoong.ca
Alternate Executive Kevin Wassegiiig, Director of Operations; Phone: 705-859-3122 ext 227; Email: kwassegiiig@wiikwemkoong.ca
Site Location Community is approx 50 km S of Little Current along Hwy 6 at E end of Manitoulin Island on N Georgian Bay
Located In Community Wikwemikong
Address 19 A Complex Dr
Wikwemikong, ON P0P 2J0
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Intersection Complex Dr and Wikwemikong Way
Mailing Address c/o Wikwemikong Administration 
PO Box 112 
Wikwemikong, ON P0P 2J0
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 East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC); Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)
Elections Chief and 12 Band Council members elected every two years under the Indian Act Electoral system; next election Aug 2020 (Chief Peltier returned for 4th term)