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Tribal Council: Shibogama First Nations Council Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) Treaty #9 Family Well-Being Program, Head Office - Nishnawbe Aski Nation, 100 Back St, Unit 200, Thunder Bay, ON P7J 1L2 Phone 807-625-4939, toll-free 1-800-465-9952, fax 807-623-7730

Organization: Wawakapewin First Nation - Band Office - Family Well Being Program  
Phone Numbers: Kasabonika Nursing Station: 807-535-1189
Wawakapewin Sub-Office, Sioux Lookout: 807-737-2662
Fax: 807-737-4226
Email: info@wawakapewin.ca
Website: www.wawakapewin.ca
Address:
c/o Family Well Being Program
PO Box 477
Sioux Lookout, ON
P8T 1A8
Street
Address
:
Wawakapewin First Nation  
Location: Reserve is approx 350 km N of Sioux Lookout on Long Dog Lake, located along SE shores of Asheweig River, a tributary of the Winisk River
Accessibility: Not Wheelchair Accessible    Not Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Executives: Janina Meekis - Band Administrator
807-737-2662 * janinam@wawakapewin.ca
Contacts: Rhoda Meekis - Family Well Being Program Coordinator
807-738-1937 * rhoda@meekis.com
Service Description: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) initiative to assist each Indigenous community to design and deliver their own holistic, prevention-focused services/programs and cultural supports to promote a healthy community and support families as needed in the community
  • Focus is on improving the overall health and well-being of communities and to empower families to build healthy relationships
  • Works to eliminate family violence, the number of youth involved in the justice system and the number of children in care

Activities and programs provided can include but are not limited to the following:
  • Activities that revitalize Native language
  • Alcohol and drug abuse prevention and intervention
  • Community events such as feasts
  • Family circles, counselling and child/youth support groups
  • Referrals to other programs and services
  • School programs
  • Traditional land-based healing events

Fees: None
Application: Call for information
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Members of Wawakapewin First Nation
Languages: English ; Interpretive Services
Language Note: Oji-Cree, available upon request
Area(s) Served:
Northern  
See Also: Addictions Education and Prevention
Health Centres and Programs for Indigenous Peoples

This information was last completely updated on January 26, 2018

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