Sheshegwaning 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) 
  • Consists of one main reserve with a land area of approx 40 sq km 
  • The people of Sheshegwaning are of the Odawa Nation of Anishnaabek 
  • Official languages of Sheshegwaning are Nishnaabemwin and English
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Sheshegwaning First Nation community members
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Sheshegwaning First Nation community members 
  • Serviced by air through the Gore Bay-Manitoulin Airport 
  • Services western Manitoulin communities and First Nations with a newly constructed helipad opened in May 2016  
  • Provides a community store called Gamiing Gas and Convenience Store 
  • Hosts community events and activities at the Sheshegwaning Community Complex 
  • Operates a seasonal cabin rental business 
  • Provides Nimkee's Hiking Trails, a 20-km trail along the northern shoreline  
  • Hosts an annual Traditional Pow Wow during the third weekend of June 
  • Enacted the Sheshegwaning KChi-Naaknigewin (Constitution) into law in Jan 2017, the Sheshegwaning Kinoomaagewin Naaknigewin (Education Law) in Mar 2018 and the Sheshegwaning Legislative Enactment Regulation in Mar 2018
Programs and services include: 
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Economic Development 
  • Education Department 
  • Education Department, St Joseph's Anishinabek School 
  • Elders Drop-In Centre 
  • Housing Department 
  • Membership Department 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits 
  • Operations and Maintenance 
  • Public Library 
  • Sheshegwaning Health Centre 
  • Sheshegwaning Health Centre, Aboriginal Healing and Wellness 
  • Sheshegwaning Health Centre, Brighter Futures Building Healthy Communities 
  • Sheshegwaning Health Centre, Child and Family Services 
  • Sheshegwaning Health Centre, Diabetes Services 
  • Sheshegwaning Health Centre, Equipment Closet 
  • Sheshegwaning Health Centre, Food Bank 
  • Sheshegwaning Health Centre, Home and Community Care Program 
  • Sheshegwaning Health Centre, Medical Transportation 
  • Sheshegwaning Health Centre, Mental Health and Addictions 
  • Sheshegwaning Health Centre, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program 
  • Sheshegwaning Health Centre, Non-Insured Health Benefits 
  • Volunteer Fire Department
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-1 pm
Areas Served Sheshegwaning
Eligibility Members of Sheshegwaning First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-283-3292
Toll Free Phone 1-877-246-0564
Fax 705-283-3481
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Felicia Wabegijik, Administration Assistant; Email:
Primary Executive Dean Roy, Chief; Email:
Alternate Executive Dennis Blackburn, Band Executive Director; Email:
Site Location Community is located off Hwy 540 along NW shore of Manitoulin Island approx 112 km W of Little Current
Located In Community Sheshegwaning
Address 1079A Sheshegwaning Rd
Sheshegwaning, ON P0P 1X0
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Intersection Sheshegwaning Rd and Hwy 540
Mailing Address PO Box 1 
Sheshegwaning, ON P0P 1X0
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 four Band Council members elected every two years under the Indian Act Electoral system; next election Nov 2019