Aanii! Welcome!

Aanii! Welcome to the digital doorway of Sheshegwaning First Nation at sheshegwaning.org. As you step into our virtual realm, you're embarking on a journey of cultural exploration, community connection, and shared understanding. Just as our ancestors were placed upon this continent by the Creator, we extend our arms in a warm embrace to visitors like you, along with the gifts of our language, spirituality, and rich heritage.


Located on the northern shoreline of Manitoulin Island, Sheshegwaning First Nation boasts a land base of 10,124 acres, accessible year-round via a hard top road. Our history and traditions are rooted in the Odawa Nation of Anishinaabek, and our official languages are Nishnaabemwin and English. As of April 2013, our community consisted of 419 Sheshegwaning Edbendaagzijig (Citizens), with 111 residing on-reserve, in addition to permanent residents.

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Here in this digital space, we honour our sacred responsibility for the Earth, Water, Air, and Fire that sustain us. It's a responsibility that extends to maintaining the gifts of the land and fostering harmony among ourselves, all for the sake of our children and the generations yet to come.

Join us in preserving and celebrating our rich heritage as we create a brighter future for Sheshegwaning First Nation and all who visit our virtual home. Just as the Creator granted us these gifts, we now offer them to you, inviting you to learn, explore, and connect in harmony with the land and each other. Aanii!

Our Mission

We are the people of Sheshegwaning, of the Odawa Nation of Anishinaabek, who have been here since time immemorial, placed upon this continent by the Creator along with the gifts of our language and spirituality, and religion, and the gifts of the Earth, Water, Air, and Fire. We have a sacred responsibility for the use and maintenance of these gifts and the gifts the land provides and to live in harmony with the land and with each other, for our children and future generations.

Navigate through the various sections of this website to explore Sheshegwaning First Nation:

News & Events

Stay informed about the latest updates, cultural celebrations, and community gatherings that shape our identity.

For Visitors

Embark on a journey to discover the beauty of our community, its heritage, and its natural wonders.

For Residents

Access resources and services designed to enhance the daily lives of our community members, fostering unity and empowerment.


Learn about our dedication to educating our youth, ensuring they are equipped with the knowledge and cultural understanding to thrive.


Dive into the entrepreneurial spirit that fuels economic growth and sustainability within our community.

Community Forum

Engage in open conversations, share ideas, and connect with fellow community members in a digital space of collaboration.

Public Works

Gain insight into the backbone of our community's infrastructure and services, driving progress and functionality.

Health/Social Services

Explore the avenues of support and wellness that we provide for the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of all.

Energy Projects

Discover our commitment to sustainable energy solutions and the efforts that lead us to a greener future.

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