Introducing the Wàwàtesì / Safety First Project

Wàwàtesì is on the Hastings Heritage Trail, a four-seasons, multi-use recreational trail welcoming hikers, cyclists, horseback riders, recreational vehicle operators and outdoor enthusiasts. We’ve created some videos to help us all share this space safely.

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Made possible through funding provided by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation through their Indigenous Transportation Initiatives Fund & Road Safety Community Partnership Program.

Full Moon Ceremonies

All women and youth girls are welcome to gather under the full moon to honour our Grandmother (Kokomis) as we restore our balance and re-align our masculine and feminine sides.

Mokitawan Youth Drum Circle

A safe space for Indigenous youth ages 10-18 to gather and connect with Indigenous culture through drumming & singing. Every other Thursday from 3:30-4:30pm.

The Baptiste Lake Legend

Interpreted and read by Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini Algonquin First Nation’s Noreen Tinney.

Find Jobs

We’re making it easier to find full-time, part-time, temporary & seasonal opportunities available in Bancroft & North Hastings.

Employment Opportunities

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Indian Status Applications

Assistance to Community Members applying for registration under the Indian Act & obtaining a Status Card.


Supporting fundamental change where Indigenous Peoples are self-determining, self-governing, and increasingly self-sufficient.

Scholarships & Bursaries

Education opportunities such as scholarships, bursaries & awards, especially for Indigenous Students.

Wàwàtesì — lighting a way forward

The Wàwàtesì Algonquin Cultural Discovery Project will develop real world & virtual experiences highlighting Algonquin art, culture, language & heritage.

5-Year Strategic Plan

Our Social & Economic Development Plan, developed through a combination of Community & focused breakout meetings.