Obashkaandagaang 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 2 reserves, the mostly populated Rat Portage 38A Reserve and Agency 30 Settlement which is shared with 12 other communities 
  • Washagamis First Nation has a land area of approx 29.8 sq km 
  • No formal childcare on reserve; there are approximately 5-7 spots held for Obashkaandaang clients at the Wauzhusk Onigum Daycare 
  • Elections in Aug 2017 resulted in a first-time all-female Chief and Council for Washagamis Bay
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Obashkaandagaang First Nation
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation 
  • Provides community events and activities at Obashkaandagaang First Nation Community Hall 
  • Provides an Elder's Centre housing complex for community elders 
  • Serviced by air through the Kenora Airport located 9.3 km NE of Kenora 
  • Hosts an annual Pow Wow each summer
Offers the following programs and services: 
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Education Department 
  • Health Services, Health Office 
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children 
  • Health Services, Diabetes Program 
  • Housing Department 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
Hours Band Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Washagamis Bay First Nation
Eligibility Members of Obashkaandagaang 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 807-543-2532
Fax 807-543-2964
E-Mail Chartrand_brenda@hotmail.com
Primary Contact Shaylene Sinclair, Receptionist
Primary Executive Marilyn Sinclair, Chief
Site Location Reserve is approx 15 km SW of Kenora off Hwy 17E, on peninsula and mainland along N shores of Lake of the Woods
Located In Community Washagamis Bay First Nation
Address McKenzie Portage Rd
Keewatin, ON P0X 1C0
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Mailing Address PO Box 625 
Keewatin, ON P0X 1C0
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 3 Band Council members elected every 2 years under the Indian Act Electoral System; next election Aug 2019