Sagamok - Rich in Cultural Heritage

about us

Built on the foundation of Mino-Biimaadiziwn (Living a Good Life), enriched by our culture, and empowered by the voices of past, present and future generations, Sagamok Anishnawbek will be at the forefront of leadership and self-sufficiency among First Nations. The root of services provided to the members of Sagamok Anishnawbek stem from the Community Story and the Comprehensive Community Plan. These two documents help each department address the needs for members of Sagamok Anishnawbek through the annual work plans submitted to Chief and Council for review and approval.

We carry Anishinabe’idodwin, the way and teachings of the Anishninabe on how to live, given to us by the Grandfathers to apply to the way we live our lives as Anishinaabe people.   

Nibwaakwaawin: To cherish knowledge is to know wisdom. Wisdom is given by Creator to be used for the good of our people. 
Zaagi’idiwin: To know peace is to know love that is unconditional. When people are weak they need love the most. 
Minaadendamowin: To honour all of creation is to have respect.  You need to give respect if you want to be respected. 
Aakode’ewin: Bravery is to face a foe with integrity, having a fearless heart. 
Gwayakwaadiziwin: Facing a situation with honesty is to be brave.  You should always be honest with your words and your action.  Be honest with yourself first and you will be more easily able to be honest with others. 
Dabaadendiziwin: Humility is to know yourself as a sacred part of creation.  We’re all different from each other, but not better than any others; we are all equally a part of creation. 
Debwewin: Truth is to know all these things.  Seek the truth, speak the truth and don’t deceive yourself or others. 

We pass on Anishinabe’idowin to each generation and it manifests itself in us as a people as Mino Bimaadiziwin, the good way to live life.  We apply these teachings to the way that we communicate with each other – especially through the use of our language, Anishinaabemowin.  We also apply them to Inendamowin (how we view the world) and Gikendaasowin (how we understandknowledge).  In relating to others, these teachings guide Inaadiziwin (how we act), Izhichigwein (how we do things) and Enawendizen (how we relate to everything). They also keep us aware of our connections and responsibility to our lands, waters and environment (Gidakiimainaan).   

Aerial View of Sagamok's Fort Subdivision with Chi-nishinawbe M’gizi Wigwam (Elders Eagle Lodge) in foreground and Owl Lake in background.

 
This photo is taken from the south looking north.  

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Aerial View of Sagamok'sNew Subdivision

 
This photo is taken from the north-west and looking south-east. 

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Espaniel StreetView of the Multi-Educational Centre, Community Wellness Department, Band Administration Office (Centre), Biidaaban School (right-centre), Little LaCloche Lake in background.

 
This photo is taken from the west looking east.

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McBean Harbour

 
This photo is taken from the south-east looking north-west.

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McBean Harbour

Basic Physical Needs

Spirituality, vision and purpose. Cultural integrity and identity. Strong families and clans.
Strong bonds of unity, cooperation, social support and belonging.
Protection, safety and security. Adequate power, freedom and voice. Adequate income and sustainable economics.
Community climate that nurtures and supports healing, learning, personal growth and creativity.
Open, healthy communication and access to information. Critical learning opportunities.
Adequate infrastructure, human services and social safety net.

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