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Description & Services
Public Comments Waasodii Omii'e translates to "New Life" or "Light up my Heart for Eternity"
Description (Service) Provides a year-round land-based program available to the 10 Tribal Area First Nation communities

Coordinates and administers healing/wellness programs/services which can include but are not limited to:
  • Aftercare land-based seasonal programming, requested and driven by the community and no longer than 3-5 days
  • Traditional ceremonies and teachings such as sharing circles, full moon ceremony, men's and women's teachings, and Water walks
  • Cultural activities such as moccasin making, quill box making, medicine harvesting, hand drum and rattle making, tobacco making and snaring
  • Native language workshops to learn Anishinaabemowin
  • Counselling services
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Areas Served Anishinaabeg of Naongashing First Nation ; Couchiching First Nation ; Lac La Croix First Nation ; Mishkosiminiziibiing First Nation ; Naicatchewenin First Nation ; Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation ; Onigaming First Nation ; Rainy River First Nation ; Seine River First Nation ; Stanjikoming First Nation - Mitaanjigamiing
Boundaries West to Big Island/Big Grassy First Nations, East to Lac La Croix First Nation, South to the US/Canada border, North to Onegaming First Nation
Eligibility Individuals and/or families from any of the 10 First Nation communities in the Fort Frances Tribal Area
Application Registration required
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Administration Office 807-274-2042
Fax 807-274-3211
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Giselle Struch, Waasodii Omii'e Counsellor; Email:
Alternate Contact Joyce Ottertail, Waasodii Omii’e Coordinator; Phone: 807-274-2042 ext 4239; Email:
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 601 King's Hwy
Fort Frances, ON P9A 2X1
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Intersection King's Hwy and Holmes Ave
Mailing Address PO Box 608 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M9
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Health Canada -- First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB)