Wahnapitae First Nation (WFN) is a proud Anishinaabe community, located on the shores of Lake Wahnapitei in northern Ontario. Its traditional name, Wahnapitaeping, means “place where the water is shaped like a tooth’. Currently, WFN is home to more than 170 residents, with over 700 members scattered around the globe. As it continues to grow, WFN comes together as a vibrant and thriving mix of families, entrepreneurs, and dedicated volunteers who are ready to create a strong and resilient First Nation for current and future generations.
Culture and History
Located on the north shores of Lake Wahnapitae, Wahnapitae First Nation is a signatory of the Robinson-Huron Treaty (1850) and an Ojibway community of the Anishinabek Nation. The community has a land base of 3.2 km X 3.2 km and is accessible through logging roads.
WFN is a developing community with a rich history and a strong cultural identity originating from its people.
People and Nature
Wahnapitae First Nation’s strongest assets are its people and the natural environment. Preservation of both is critical, both for environmental and for the preservation of our Anishinaabe culture and traditions. The people who choose to live and work in the community are adventurous spirits with a strong sense of identity and community pride.