The band has an excellent working relationship within its administration programs and services personnel. Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation is also recognized by outside government ministries and organizations in regards to community progression and management capabilities.

The band’s objective is to provide a better living environment for the community. The band is fully committed to the protection of the environment and addresses all environmental issues prior to commencement of any projects.

Contact Us: 13 Hill Street, RR #1, Little Current, Ontario P0P 1K0  |  Office: 705‑368‑2228  |  Fax: 705‑368‑3563

Holly Anderson, Administrative Assistant

aoktemp@aokfn.com

Ryan Corbiere, Finance Officer

corbierer@aokfn.com

Connie Esquimaux, Finance Clerk

esquimauxc@aokfn.com

Kathy Bebamash, Economic Development

bebamashk@aokfn.com

Audrey Stone, Ontario Works Administrator

mcgrawa@aokfn.com

Logan Esquimaux, Membership, Lands & Estates

esquimauxl@aokfn.com

Lois Nahwegabow, Family Support Program

nahwegabowl@aokfn.com

Peter Nahwegabo, Capacity & Resource Program

nahwegabowp@aokfn.com

Stephen Nahwegabow, Education Counsellor

nahwegabows@aokfn.com

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Band Administration

The Band Administrator works with the Council to ensure the successful leadership and general management of the organization according to the vision, objectives and strategic direction set by Council and is responsible for the efficient management of all programs and departments, setting goals and measuring the achievement of the organization’s objectives.

Finance Administration – Ryan Corbiere

Finance Administrator is responsible for the daily operations and requirements of the finance department of the organization, including responsibilities for: financial statements, general ledger, cash flow, payables, receivables, bank reconciliation, electronic payroll and other remittances, financial reporting to funders, programs and the Chief & Council, and audit preparation. The Finance Administrator will contribute to the maintenance and development of ongoing improvements of the organization’s financial systems and processes.

Finance Clerk – Connie Esquimaux

The Finance Clerk position, under the supervision of the Band Manager and Finance Administrator in accordance with the Band Personnel and Financial Policy is responsible for assisting the daily operations and requirements of the finance department of the organization, including responsibilities for: general ledger, cash flow, payables, receivables, bank reconciliation, electronic payroll and other remittances, financial reporting to funders, program and departments, the Chief & Council, and audit preparation. The Finance Clerk contributes to the maintenance and development of ongoing improvements of the organization’s financial systems and processes.

Ontario Works Program – Audrey Stone

The Ontario Works Program assists community members who require temporary financial need to find sustainable employment and achieve self –reliance through the provision of effective, integrated employment services and financial assistance. Employment Services play a critical role in helping individuals prepare for, connect with, and remain in the labour market. Ontario Works employment assistance helps people to become and stay employed.

Membership, Lands & Estates – Logan Esquimaux

The Lands and Membership Clerk position is responsible for the daily operations and requirements of the lands and membership department of the organization, including responsibilities for: registration system and all transactions pertaining to the membership, lands and estates program; maintain and update the statistics of on/off reserve Band Members; serve as Electoral Officer or Assistant Electoral Officer and perform all duties related to the referendums for elections of Chief, Council, Membership Court, Membership Committee and transfer of referendums; and to oversee the Membership Court and Membership Committee.

Band Economic Development Program – Kathy Bebamash

The Band Economic Development Officer works under the authority of Chief and Council to develop partnerships and joint ventures with business and organizations that are deemed beneficial for members and stakeholders. Operating in a fair inclusive, transparent and accountable manner the economic development program supports community growth and advancement by engaging stakeholders in the investigation, design, development and execution of community economic development initiatives that best meet the needs of the community while recognizing and building on strengths.

Capacity & Resource Development – Pete Nahwegahbo

The Capacity & Resource Worker is responsible to work on an initiative to build capacity to enhance our communication and negotiation skills in working with local, regional, provincial/federal ministries and non-political organizations. The program supports the development of a consultation protocol and engagement capacity process to better engage with government and the private sector on lands and resources and to enhance our human resource capacities. As well, to develop internal communication and negotiation skills, finalize internal processes (policies).

Family Well-Being – Lois Nahwegahbow

The Family Well-Being Worker provides comprehensive programs that aims to disrupt and prevent the cycle of violence by delivering program activities to support children, youth and families affected by violence. The strength based and prevention-oriented programs focus on the connection between violence in families and communities and improve the well-being of child and youth over a lifetime, the longer-term objectives of the program reflect these, including: the reduction of the occurrence of violence in families and the improvement of the overall health and well-being of children, youth and families.

Education Department – Stephen Nahwegahbow

The AOKFN Education Department is currently composed of the Education Counsellor-Stephen Nahwegahbow, a Student Support Teacher/Tutor and High School Tutor. AOKFN entered in the Anishinabek Education System (AES) in 2017 and is part of the Kinoomaadziwin Education Body (KEB) from where funding is distributed to the 23 Participating First Nations (PFN’s). AOKFN is active with the Regional Education Committee (REC) #2 within the body of the KEB. REC#2 is made up of 6 PFN’s within the area.The AOKFN Education Department is responsible for the overall management of grades K-12 and Post-Secondary Education, working closely with the local public schools, Little Current Public School and Manitoulin Secondary School. Representation of AOKFN within the KEB with REC#2, First Nation Advisory Committee (FNAC) with the Rainbow District School Board (RDSB), and the AOKFN Education Advisory Committee.

Students wishing to apply for Sponsorship through the Post-Secondary Educational Assistance Program can now use the following link: https://aokfn.dadavan.com/student/pseapplication.jsp

Receptionist/Administrative – Holly Anderson

The Receptionist/Administrative Assistant acts as a first point of contact and provide general information to staff, clients, and the public relating to their questions, concerns, or suggestions; answer telephone and electronic inquiries and relay telephone calls and messages; responsible for a wide variety of administrative support services to facilitate and contribute to the efficient daily operations of Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation; ability to adapt to new technology and communicate effectively with people in a sensitive, tactful, diplomatic, and professional manner at all times.

Maintenance Department – Eric Corbiere

The Maintenance Manager designs and delivers a preventative maintenance management program for all Band assets and buildings, performs minor repairs and servicing to Band property, acts as grounds and property manager, performs all related administrative and other duties as deemed necessary under the maintenance department.

Waste Transfer Station – Alfie Nahwegahbow

Operational management of the Waste Transfer Station Site, the Attendant is responsible for monitoring the transfer station in accordance to Band policies and procedures and more specifically, implementation of a full recycling program and garbage collection process by directing traffic flow within site and assist residents with waste/recycle disposal in appropriate bins; ensure only residents of Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation are using facility; monitor inbound waste/recyclables on site; and establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with the public and contractors.

Water Treatment Plant – Elvis Debassige and Chris Wemigwans

The Water Treatment Plant Operators are responsible to ensure that residents have safe and clean water in accordance with federal and provincial legislation, policies, and standards. Overall responsibility in the maintenance and operations of the Water Treatment Plant and facilities.