Wawatay Native Communications Society

Site: Sioux Lookout Office

Service: Communications Society

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Description & Services
Public Comments Wawatay News fax: 807-737-2263 
  • Newspaper inquiries email: editor@wawatay.on.ca  
  • Advertise with any of Wawatay’s products: email sales@wawatay.on.ca 
  • Translation inquiries: email vickya@wawatay.on.ca (Vicky Angees)
Description (Agency) Functions as a communications organization that provides radio and print media services for First Nations people
Agency Services
Description (Service) Provides communications technology in the form of radio and print media services for First Nations people in Northern Ontario
Wawatay News 
  • Publishes a monthly newspaper that is circulated to First Nations residents 
  • Sells newspaper at newsstands and available by subscription to readers outside general circulation territory 
  • Publishes newspaper online
Wawatay Radio Network (WRN) 
  • Provides a network of radio stations that broadcast news, talk, sports and local and popular music 
  • Broadcasts alternate in Native language and English
Translation Services 
  • Provides translation services for written material to and from Ojibway, Cree and Oji-Cree to English 
  • Services are for general translations as well as complex political, health, legal and industrial (mining, forestry) documents
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Algoma District ; Cochrane District ; Kenora District ; Rainy River District ; Thunder Bay District
Eligibility Translation Services 
  • Open to anyone requiring assistance
Wawatay News 
  • Free circulation: First Nations people in communities of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) in Northern Ontario
Application Translation Services 
  • For arrangements contact Adelaide Anderson 
  • Rates for translation services listed on website
Languages English ; Translation services offered in Cree, Ojibway, Oji-Cree, upon request and dependant upon availability of translator
Fees Service - Rates vary
Contact Information
Office Phone Office 807-737-2951 
Wawatay Radio Network (WRN): 807-737-4040
Toll Free Phone 1-800-243-9059 
Translation Services 1-800-243-9059 Ext 253 
Wawatay Radio Network (WRN) 1-800-661-5171
Fax 807-737-3224
E-Mail reception@wawatay.on.ca
Website www.wawataynews.ca
Primary Contact Janeva Anderson, Receptionist
Primary Executive John Gagnon, Chief Executive Officer and Publisher; Email: johng@wawatay.on.ca
Alternate Executive Adelaide Anderson, Office Manager and Finance Clerk
Located In Community Sioux Lookout
Address 16 Fifth Ave
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B7
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Intersection Fifth Ave and Wellington St
Mailing Address Box 1180 
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B7
Physical Access Not Accessible ; Wheelchair ramp to front door; no other handicapped services
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (60) Commercial
Established 1974
Funding Fees - Service