Every First Nation family has the opportunity to have a home on their own land in a strong community.
Aundeck Omni Kaning
The Ojibway nation of Aundeck Omni Kaning is located on the North Channel of Manitoulin Island in Northern Ontario, and is a member of the United Chiefs & Councils of Mnidoo Mnising. Formerly known as the Ojibways of Sucker Creek, the Nation has reclaimed its Anishinaabe name to what it is now, which translates to “Where the crows nest”.
Aundeck Omni Kaning is actively working to strengthen the cultural identity of its people. Programs are in place to revitalize both language and culture, and to preserve ceremony and knowledge within the Nation.
The total current membership of the Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation is approximately 800 members, with some 380 members residing on the Nation’s 897 hectares of land.
Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation has developed economic and employment opportunities for its membership, including the Wabuno Fish Farm and Processors, and Endaa-aang Tourism, creating jobs both within and outside the community. This has resulted in high employment levels among the Aundeck Omni Kaning membership.
Partnering with the First Nations Market Housing Fund will enable the further strengthening of skills, knowledge, and good governance in the community through the Capacity Development program, while at the same time enabling Aundeck Omni Kaning to offer more home ownership and renovation options in the community for members.
“Aundeck Omni Kaning is working hard to bring exciting opportunities to the community for our citizens, including this new one to help us meet our housing goals. We like what the First Nations Market Housing Fund has to offer and we are keen to proceed with implementation.”
— Chief Patsy Coribere (July 2014)
Mike Abotossaway, Council Portfolio Holder — Housing
Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation
13 Hill St.
R.R. #1, Box 21
Little Current, Ontario