Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson-Huron Treaty 
  • Aundeck Omni Kaning means "where the crows nest" in Ojibway 
  • Consists of 1 main reserve with a land area of approx 9 sq km 
  • Community is accessible on Manitoulin Island through the Little Current Swing Bridge or the Chi-Cheemaun ferry 
  • Closest large urban centre is Sudbury, located 154 km W of community
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation
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 
  • Provides a Library, Recreation Centre & Gym complex 
  • Provides an Elder's Apartment Complex 
  • Offers the Forever Young Elders Drop-In Centre, a Day Care Centre and Gunners Gas Bar & Store 
  • Provides a fitness centre equipped with treadmills, rowing machine, weights and bicycle as well as showers, television and stereo  
  • Offers several local private businesses such as Duke's Fish & Chips, MCI Construction, Brian Corbiere's Bussing, JS & Sons Auto Care, Thunderstorm Cleaning & Painting, Karen's Cakes & Crafts and Mnidoo Mnising Treasures and Things Consignment Store 
  • Provides recreational facilities including 3 children's playgrounds, outdoor ice rink, horseshoe pits, tennis court and baseball field 
  • Hosts an annual First Nation Traditional Pow Wow in June
Provides the following programs and services:  
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation Public Library  
  • Economic Development  
  • Education Department 
  • Family Support Services 
  • Forever Young Elder's Centre 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative 
  • Health Services, Brighter Futures Building Healthy Communities 
  • Health Services, Community Garden 
  • Health Services, Community Support Worker Program 
  • Health Services, Community Wellness and Mental Health Program 
  • Health Services, Good Food Box Program 
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation 
  • Health Services, National Native Alcohol & Drug Abuse Program  
  • Housing Department  
  • Membership, Lands and Estates 
  • Naandwegamik Health Centre 
  • Negaan'abik Day Care Centre 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits 
  • Volunteer Fire Department 
  • Youth and Recreation Centre
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation
Eligibility Members of Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-368-2228
Crisis Phone 9-1-1
Fax 705-368-3563
Primary Contact Connie Esquimaux, Administrative Support Assistant; Email:
Primary Executive Patsy Corbiere, Chief; Email:
Alternate Executive Charlotte Commanda, Band Manager; Email:
Site Location Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation is located on N channel on shore of Manitoulin Island, along Hwy 540, 5 km W of town of Little Current
Located In Community Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation
Address 13 Hill St
Little Current, ON P0P 1K0
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Intersection Hill St and Hwy 540
Mailing Address c/o Band Office 
RR 1, Comp 21 
Little Current, ON P0P 1K0
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 (NWLHIN) ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC); Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)
Elections Chief and seven Band Council members elected every three years under the Custom Electoral system; next election Aug 2020