Sheguiandah First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Governance

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Manitoulin Island Treaty 
  • Consists of 1 main reserve, Sheguiandah 24 with a land area of approx 20.7 sq km 
  • Community is along W shores of Sheguiandah Bay in Lake Huron 
  • Closest large urban centre is Sudbury, located 128 km NE of Sheguiandah 
  • All streets in community have been given indigenous names; Ogemah Miikan, the street where the Band Office is located, means "Chief's Road"
Description (Agency) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Sheguiandah First Nation members
Agency Services
Description (Service) Operates a self government and is responsible for the day to day operations of the community members 
  • Provides a Gas Station/Variety Store and an Elder's building 
  • Provides a multi-use interpretive Round House/Heritage Centre (in construction stages) used to host a variety of First Nations presentations, conferences, cross-cultural education and training seminars and heritage exhibits 
  • Offers a community Recreation Centre and lighted outdoor skating rink
Offers the following programs and services:  
  • Administration (Band Office) 
  • Economic Development 
  • Education Department 
  • Housing Department 
  • Lands Department 
  • Operations and Maintenance Department 
  • Ontario Works 
  • Ontario Works, Extended Health Benefits 
  • Ontario Works, Resource Centre 
  • Sheguiandah Health Centre 
  • Sheguiandah Health Centre, Family and Community Support Program 
  • Sheguiandah Health Centre, Medical Transportation Program 
  • Sheguiandah Health Centre, National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program 
  • Sheguiandah Public Library
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm * Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm
Areas Served Sheguiandah
Eligibility Members of Sheguiandah 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 705-368-2781
After Hours Phone Police Dispatch: 1-888-310-1122
Crisis Phone 9-1-1
Fax 705-368-3697
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Primary Contact Crystal Madahbee, Reception; Phone: 705-368-2781 ext 221
Primary Executive Andrew Aguonie, Chief; Phone: 705-368-2781 ext 237; Email:
Alternate Executive Lucy Ann Trudeau, Interim Band Manager; Phone: 705-368-2781 ext 205
Site Location Community is located at NE end of Manitoulin Island, approx 12 km S of Little Current along Hwy 6
Located In Community Sheguiandah
Address 142 Ogemah Miikan
Sheguiandah, ON P0P 1W0
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Intersection Ogemah Miikan and Hwy 6
Mailing Address PO Box 101 
Sheguiandah, ON P0P 1W0
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; Elevator to second level
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 three Band Council members elected every two years under the Indian Act Electoral system; next election Nov 2019