COVID-19 Up-To-Date Information

You can access the latest relevant news concerning the COVID-19 Coronavirus in Northwestern Ontario at the Northwestern Health Unit website or at the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority website.

Whirlwind of Life – FASD

Danielle Lanouette’s first performance at age of 7 years old detailing how expectant mothers can take care of their unborn children by taking care of themselves.

Putting on and taking off Full Personal Protective Equipment

Dryden COVID-19 Assessment Center Video

Dryden COVID-19 Assessment Center

In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, Dryden Regional Health Centre is opening a COVID-19 Assessment Centre.

Dryden Regional Health Centre’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre is dedicated for individuals experiencing possible symptoms of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

COVID-19 update

PFNF continues to serve the communities. During the time of COVID-19 Pandemic, our office is closed to the public. Each community has been assigned a liaison staff, mental health appointments are available over the phone, 223-5080 Miigwetch


Paawidigong First Nations Forum Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that was established on February 22, 1996 and provides culturally appropriate health programs and social services to the First Nations communities within the Dryden Tribal Area. We are located in the Northern Region of Treaty #3 Territory and serve the First Nations Communities of Migisi Sahgaigan (Eagle Lake), Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, Wabauskang, Lac Seul and Lac Des Milles Lacs.

Mission Statement

To provide comprehensive and holistic health and social services combining traditional values and cultural beliefs with contemporary practices that will promote healthy communities and an enhanced quality of life for the Dryden Area First Nations.

Organizational Mandate

PFNF is committed and dedicated to providing culturally appropriate health and social services to the community members in our affiliated First Nation communities within the Dryden Tribal Area.


  1. To deliver services in a manner that respects the spiritual beliefs of all community members.
  2. Whenever possible, to provide services in the Anishnawbe language.
  3. To provide equal access to services to all community members.
  4. All services will be universally accessible to all community members.
  5. To recognize the inherent differences in people in the delivery of services.
  6. To advocate for community members trying to access services provided outside the community.
  7. To oversee the development of a full range of culturally appropriate services including promotion, prevention and intervention.
  8. To ensure that the resources to meet the community needs are in place.