Naotkamegwanning First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Bimose Tribal Council (BTC) 
Political Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) 
Treaty #3 
  • Consists of 4 settlements: Whitefish Bay 32A (main reserve) with a land area of 7.5 sq miles; Yellow Girl Bay 32B; Sabaskong 32C and Agency 30 (shared with 12 other FN) 
  • Community members conduct most business in Kenora
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Naotkamegwanning First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation 
  • Dedicated to practising cultural and spiritual Anishinaabe traditions and way of life with half of community members speaking Ojibway language  
  • Provides the Mino' Giizhigad Elder's Complex for senior community members 
  • Offers community emergency medical services through ambulance and paramedics 
  • Provides a youth and elder's cultural camp at Black River 
  • Serves as home for the Whitefish Bay singers, a cultural drum group established in 1970 who travel across the country and in Europe and have 15 recorded albums
Provides the following programs and services:  
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Day Care, Sabatise Vision Child Care Centre 
  • Economic Development 
  • Education Authority 
  • Education Authority, Baibombeh Anishinabe School 
  • Housing Department 
  • Netaawgonebiik Health Services, Aboriginal Headstart Program  
  • Netaawgonebiik Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Netaawgonebiik Health Services, Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program 
  • Netaawgonebiik Health Services, Community Clinic 
  • Netaawgonebiik Health Services, Community Wellness Program 
  • Netaawgonebiik Health Services, Crisis Intervention 
  • Netaawgonebiik Health Services, Home Care Program 
  • Netaawgonebiik Health Services, Mental Health Program 
  • Netaawgonebiik Health Services, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program 
  • Netaawgonebiik Health Services, Referral Clerk 
  • Netaawgonebiik Health Services, Youth Suicide Prevention 
  • Ontario Works  
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits  
  • Operations and Maintenance 
  • Women's Shelter
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Whitefish Bay First Nation
Eligibility Members of Naotkamegwanning 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 Main: 807-226-5654 
Fax 807-226-5389
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Tiffany Shebagegit, Receptionist
Primary Executive Howard Kabestra, Chief; Email:
Alternate Executive Laura Kakeeway, Band Manager; Email:
Site Location Community is 96 km SE of Kenora, approx 1 km E off Hwy 71, along E shores of Lake of the Woods, 15 km from Sioux Narrows
Located In Community Whitefish Bay First Nation
Address 1800 Pawitik St
Pawitik, ON P0X 1L0
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Mailing Address c/o Naotkamegwanning Band Office 
Pawitik Post Office 
Pawitik, ON P0X 1L0
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 four Band Council members elected every two years under the Indian Act Electoral system; next election Nov 2019