About Us

The Za-geh-do-win Information Clearinghouse researches, collects, catalogues, and distributes resources.
The resources in the Za-geh-do-win Information Clearinghouse library come from variety of sources including
other libraries, clearinghouses from Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal centres, communities, and organizations
that provide information and services on health, healing and family violence.

Our Logo


Za-geh-do-win is a phrase in the Ojibway language meaning “caring for one another”,
illustrated in our logo created by Leland Bell.

The colour blue symbolized the spirit of the family. The parents kneel to embrace the children as the family looks to one another for love and support. The large white circle represents Grandfather Sun and the blue circle represents Grandmother Moon, symbolizing the love and support of the extended family that surrounds them. The seven birds represent the Creator and show that no matter what happens, you are never alone, while portraying the faith through which the family circle has been healed. The healing was brought on by bringing strength back into the family, allowing it to grow, regain kindness, humility, strength and love.


Za-geh-do-win Information Clearinghouse program is housed at Manotsaywin Nanotoojig Inc. The corporation is governed
by it twenty-one First Nation member communities. Twelve elected board of directors serve the members representing
four different areas; Manitoulin, Highway 69, North Shore and Northern regions. Elections take place annually at
the Annual General Meeting.

This project has received financial support from the Government of Ontario, Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy.

Service Area

We provide our services to the entire province of Ontario. All our services are free of charge for Ontario organizations and individuals.

Located on Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, west of Sudbury, off Hwy 17. Driving west form Sudbury, go through the lights at Lively, drive 4 kms west
and turn left on Reserve R. at Atikameksheng Anishnawbek outside Naughton. Follow road past the band office buildings, turning left on Gabode Dr.
and left at 603 Gabode Dr.