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Phone: 705-858-0610 ext.249

Address: 259 Taighwenini Trail Road, Capreol, ON  P0M 1H0

Director: Nick Stewart 

Department Contacts: 

Naomi Berglund, Community Safety Officer 

Email: naomi.berglund@wahnapitaefn.com

Taylor Bertrim, Governance & Research Specialist Email: taylor.bertrim@wahnapitaefn.com 

Wahnapitae First Nation’s Governance Department helps to advance and support the community’s goals for exercising its inherent right to self-govern. In so doing, the Governance Department strives to build the capacity to implement and operationalize self-governance within Wahnapitae First Nation.


  • To empower Wahnapitae First Nation with the governance tools it needs to determine its own strong, sustainable future.


  • Implementation of the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement (ANGA)
    • As one of the first communities to sign onto the ANGA, WFN is now working towards the 10+ year process of passing its own laws in specific areas
      • i.e. Citizenship, Elections, Language and Culture, Financial Management, as well as associated issues such as Access to Information, Protection of Privacy,  and Adjudication.
    • To read the official text of the ANGA as agreed on April 6, 2022, click here.
    • To learn more about the ANGA, including which communities are signatories and what it means, click here.
    • For more information about WFN’s work in rolling out the ANGA, or to learn more about participating in the process, contact the Governance Department.
  • B’Maakonigan
    • WFN is a leading voice and active participant in B’Maakonigan, the central body that will help support all ANGA communities in their implementation journey
    • For more information about B’Maakonigan, click here.
  • Justice and Community Safety
    • Wahnapitae First Nation's Justice & Community Safety staff is responsible for developing and implementing strategies/programming to ensure the safety and security of Wahnapitae First Nation, its members and its employees.
    • This work is in collaboration with the Operations Department and its Emergency Management staff, the Anishinabek Police Service, other First Nations, the provincial/federal courts, legislators, and countless community partners.


  • 705-858-0610
  • Mon: 8am to 4:30pm
    Tue - Thurs: 8am to 5:30pm
    Closed Friday and Statuatory holidays