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Tribal Council: Independent Provincial Territorial Organization: Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT3) Treaty #3
  • Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing consists of: the most populated reserve Saug-A-Gaw-Sing 1 (under 1 square mi in size), Big Island 31D, Big Island 31E, Big Island 31F, Big Island Mainland 93, Lake of the Woods 31B, Lake of the Woods 31C, Lake of the Woods 31G, Lake of the Woods 31H, Naongashing 31A, Shoal Lake 31J and Agency 30 (shared with several other First Nations)
  • Band Office open through lunch hour
Organization: Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing - Band Office  
Phone Numbers: 807-488-5602
Toll-Free: 1-888-238-0102
Fax: 807-488-5942
Email: reception@naongashiing.ca
Website: www.bigisland.ca
Address:
RR 1, PO Box 335
Morson, ON
P0W 1J0
Street
Address
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Morson  
Location: Community is along SE shores of Lake of the Woods, 70 km N of town of Rainy River on Hwy 621, 77 km SE of Kenora
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Band Office: Mon-Thu 9 am-4:30 pm, Fri 9 am-1 pm
Executives: Patricia Big George - Chief
807-488-5602 ext 228 * chiefpatbg@naongashiing.ca
Morningstar Tom - Acting Band Manager
807-488-5602 ext 230 * fnmanager@naongashiing.ca
Contacts: Dolores Cobiness - Reception and Administrative Assistant
Arlene Indian - Finance Officer
807-488-5602 ext 229
Service Description: Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Anishnaabeg of Naongashiing

Community is along SE shores of Lake of the Woods, 70 km N of town of Rainy River on Hwy 621, 77 km SE of Kenora

Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the First Nation
  • Conducts business affairs in nearby towns of Morson and Rainy River
  • Offers employment for community members in trapping, fishing and forestry industries; seasonal employment available in summer resorts near community
  • Owns and operates the largest commercial fishing license quota in Treaty #3
  • Receives several radio stations, high-speed Internet and several newspapers

Provides the following programs and services:
  • Administration (Band Office)
  • Community Care Program
  • Community Care Program, Family Support Services
  • Economic Development
  • Education Department
  • Fire Department
  • Health Services
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healing and Wellness (AHW)
  • Health Services, Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children (AHBHC)
  • Health Services, Medical Transportation Program
  • Housing Program
  • National Native Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (NNADAP)
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits
  • Operations and Maintenance

Fees: None
Application: Call for information
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Members of Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing First Nation
Languages: English ; Interpretive Services
Area(s) Served: Rainy River District
See Also: Advocacy and Social Action for Indigenous Peoples
Government Services - Information

This information was last completely updated on November 23, 2016

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