Our Mission

“M’Chigeeng Anishinabek will be a vibrant, progressive, proud, united Ojibwe-speaking First Nation. Our people will be healthy, self-reliant, respectful of our obligations to Mother Earth, and culturally grounded, showing mutual respect and support for all people.”

MFN Anishinaabek Belonging Law

For more information and to apply for citizenship, visit the Citizenship page, or click the button below.

News and Events

Community Secret Santa

November 21 - December 18

Covid & Seasonal Vaccine Clinic

December 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Language/Cultural Classes

December 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Peer Support Group

December 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Community Drop In for Families

December 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Women’s Group

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Covid & Seasonal Vaccine Clinic

December 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Centrally located on Manitoulin Island within the Great Lakes Region of Northern Ontario,Canada, the heart of the community is located within the bay surrounded by the North Channel of Lake Huron.The First Nation formerly known as West Bay, proudly changed the name of the community to M’Chigeeng (Pronounced Shi-geeng).

The second largest First Nation on Manitoulin Island was settled in the middle of the 19th century when many Anishinabek from the north shore area relocated. M’Chigeeng is now home to the Anishinabek of the Three Fires Confederacy: Odawa, Ojibway and the Pottawattomi Nations. The total Registered Population of M’Chigeeng First Nation is 2,543 – (Source: INAC)

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