Sagamok Anishnawbek

Site: Administration Building

Service: Governance

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Mamaweswen North Shore Tribal Council 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI)  
Robinson-Huron Treaty  
  • Sagamok Anishnawbek is also known as "Many Rivers Joining-Human Beings" 
  • Community consists of 1 main reserve officially known as Sagamok, with a land area of approx 114 sq km and located just SW of town of Massey 
  • Sagamok's culture and language is Anishinabek and is made up of the Ojibwe, Odawa and Pottawatomi tribes
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Sagamok Anishnawbek community members
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the community members  
  • Serviced by flights through the Espanola West airport, located 28 km W of Massey 
  • Publishes the Sagamok Anishinabek News, a monthly newsletter 
  • Offers a community building for summer youth programs, meetings and community activities known as Fort Lachloche 
  • Provides the Elders Eagle Lodge, an elder's residence 
  • Participates in ownership of the Manitoulin Island Hotel & Conference Centre with five other First Nations and the Great Spirit Circle Trail (GSCT), a Manitoulin-based business that offers experiential tourism packages to people who want to experience First Nations culture
Offers the following programs and services:  
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) 
  • Community Wellness Department, Health & Social Services 
  • Community Wellness Department, Community Addictions Program 
  • Community Wellness Department, Community Justice Program 
  • Community Wellness Department, Community Mental Health Program 
  • Community Wellness Department, Cultural Resource Program 
  • Community Wellness Department, Food Bank 
  • Community Wellness Department, Good Food Box Program 
  • Community Wellness Department, Health Centre 
  • Community Wellness Department, Meals On Wheels 
  • Community Wellness Department, Medical Transportation 
  • Economic Development 
  • Education Department 
  • Education Department, Biidaaban Kinoonagegamik School 
  • Education Department, Enjikendaasang Learning Centre 
  • Education Department, Waawaasnoode Adult Learning Centre 
  • Education Department, Wasseyaankaan Teg Language Program 
  • Elders Eagle Lodge 
  • Fitness Centre 
  • Home & Community Care Program 
  • Housing Department 
  • Lands, Resources and Infrastructure 
  • Membership Department 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Employment Resource Centre 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits 
  • Sagamok Public Library 
  • Shki Waase Aaban Day Care Centre
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 12:30 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation
Eligibility Members of Sagamok Anishnawbek
Application Call for information
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-865-2421
Toll Free Phone 1-800-567-2896
After Hours Phone Police Dispatch: 1-888-310-1122
Crisis Phone 9-1-1
Fax 705-865-3307
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Bonnie Southwind, Reception and Secretary
Alternate Contact Laura Owl, Director of Operations; Email:
Primary Executive Nelson Toulouse, Chief; Email:
Alternate Executive Alan Ozawanimke, Chief Executive Officer; Email:
Site Location Community is approx 43 km E of Blind River along Hwy 17 on N shore of Lake Huron, 120 km W of Sudbury
Located In Community Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation
Address 4007 Espaniel St
Massey, ON P0P 1P0
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Intersection Espaniel St and Sagamok Rd
Mailing Address PO Box 610 
Massey, ON P0P 1P0
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 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 11 Band Council members elected every two years under the Indian Act Electoral system; next election Aug 2020