Couchiching First Nation

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Administration building of the Couchiching First Nation

The Couchiching First Nation is a Saulteaux First Nation in the Canadian province of Ontario, who live on the Couchiching 16A and Agency 1 reserves in the Rainy River District near Fort Frances.

The current band chief is Sara Mainvile, elected after long serving Chief Charles "Chuck" McPherson died in early 2014. A council of six band members governs the band. The council members elect (March 2010-2012 terms) Sara Mainville, Richard "Dick" Bird, Christine Jourdain, Dan Mainville, Edward Yerxa and Eugene McPherson.

Programs[edit]

Couchiching First Nations administers over a dozen programs within the reserve

The Healing Centre[edit]

The Giizhikaandag Healing Centre is a unique residential treatment program for male adolescent sex offenders. The vision of the program is to "break the cycle" of sexual abuse and teach young men to develop healthier lifestyles. Capable of housing 8 youth in a home-like environment, each of the services provided to clients is based on what is needed for their health and well being.

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Coordinates: 48°40′55″N 93°24′40″W / 48.68194°N 93.41111°W / 48.68194; -93.41111