The Pinaymootang First Nation is situated 240 kilometers northwest of Winnipeg and about 40 kilometers north of Ashern. It is signatory to Treaty 2, signed on August 21, 1871. The reserve is designated as I.R. no. 50 with an area of 11,315 acres.
The native language is Ojibway. The population is at 2812; on-reserve 1233 and off-reserve of 1579. Approximately 50% of the on-reserve population is under 20 years of age.
The Chief and Council were recently elected in 2021 with a 2 year mandate under the Indian Act. 1 Chief and 6 Council members serve as leadership of Pinaymootang First Nation.
Community Services include a new Administration Office, School that accommodates N - 12 with an enrolment of 388, Fire/Police Protection Services, Daycare, Water plant, Arena, Gas Bar, Restaurant, Gaming Facilities, Band Hall, Church Hall, 3 Community Churches, Employment and Training Facility, Child and Family Services, Sewage/Garbage Disposal, Postal Services, Health Services, and a Family Wellness Camp.
The First Nation negotiated and signed its transfer agreement with the Minister of Health in December 1998 and is currently in the block funding model. Annual reporting and year-end audit reports are mandatory.
Pinaymootang Health Centre
The Pinaymootang Health Centre is responsible for helping the people of Pinaymootang First Nation maintain and improve their health.
The Pinaymootang Health Centre is committed to improving the lives of community members to ensure longevity, healthy lifestyle and the effective use of our public health care system.
The mission of the Pinaymootang Health Centre is to improve health quality, accessibility, and outcomes for all community members; and advance self-determination in health at all levels of – individual responsibility, community care, and governance. We will achieve this by:
Inviting community members to actively participate in the advancement of their own health;
Providing a safe place to access resources, professional services, education, and advocacy;
Creating partnerships focused on reducing inequities, eliminating racism, and health system reform;
Transferring health knowledge that promotes awareness and self-responsibility;
Enhancing and expanding local capacity for community health management;
Protecting the rights of our People, Families, and our First Nation.
The Pinaymootang First Nation Health Centre is an accredited centre of excellence that provides safe, professional, and confidential health care services. We inspire hope and holistic wellness by delivering trusted care to every client through an integrated, and inclusive approach.