Wahgoshig First Nation

Wahgoshig First Nation

Welcome  Wachayea  ᐙᒋᔮ Bonjour


Thank you for visiting our website. We are building it to be a source of knowledge, a location for community event and announcement sharing, and a place to share the successes and growth of Wahgoshig First Nation.

This website is under development. If there is information you require that is missing, please contact us directly.

A private and secure Band Member Only site is under development and will be available near the end of the Summer.

For larger versions of the above items, please visit the News and Events section.


About us

Formerly known as Abitibi Band of Abitibi Indians, Wahgoshig First Nation is an Algonquin community whose traditional territory straddles a large segment of Northeastern Ontario and Northwest Quebec. The Wahgoshig people were known centuries ago as a nomadic group of hunter-gatherers, and the majority of our members have Algonquin or Cree descent. 

See below to Learn More about Wahgoshig First Nation 


Contact Us



310 Penatuche Road
RR #3
Matheson, ON
P0K 1N0


P: (705)-273-2055
T: (705)-273-2900



The Executive Director oversees the operations of the Band; taking their mandate from Wahgoshig's Chief and Council, and putting their vision and hopes into action.


Economic Development facilitates and supports  opportunities for Wahgoshig at the individual level and at the band level. Working towards building  community wealth to make everyone achieve economic, social, cultural and environmental success.


Community Development handles our construction, infrastructure, and housing needs. One of the largest employers in the commmunity, they build and maintain the physical components of our community and work to make this a beautiful place to live.


Our Education department handles schooling matters for all of our students, including those in elementary, secondary, post-secondary, and beyond.


Community Support helps and guides our members and their families when they need it. This department operates and implements programs that gives financial, familial, and healthy living aid to those in need. 


Finance monitors the fiscal activities of Wahgoshig, ensuring that we are in compliance with our Financial Management Laws, and use our revenue wisely.


Governance develops and maintains the processes by which Wahgoshig chooses to govern itself, seeking clarity and sovereignty in all things.


The Health department cares for and nurtures the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health of our members.


Human Resources handles the hiring and training of staff, and the management of the policies and procedures that employees adhere to.

Let's Chat.

Questions? Need direction to find what you are looking for? Send us a quick email and we can point you in the right direction. Include what department you think will be able to help you out. To help us best serve your inquiry, we recommend that you first describe the issue you’re having before telling us what you want to achieve. You may also email or call us.

For job opportunities, please email us your resume. We’re always looking for new and exceptional talent.

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