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In 1969, the band gradually took on the responsibility of all available programs.  As a result of this initiative the Department of Indian Affairs, Manitoulin District Office was closed in 1975 with departmental administration then being provided through the Sudbury District Office.

In 1982, control of the programs was returned to the Sudbury District Office due to financial complications that were encountered by the Band prior to this time.  In April 1984, Band resumed control of programs.

The Band Council has permanently hired a number of employees as administrative staff.  The Band has a personnel and administrative policy and is in good financial standing and administrates an annual budget of 26.0 to 35.0 million for eight main programs, seventy-three sub-programs and two transfers programs (Education and Economic Development).

Committees or Boards that function on behalf of Chief and Council are:

Housing Committee
Board of Education
Health Board Wikwemikong Development Commission
Lands and Resources Rainbow Lodge Board
Public Works Committee Wikwemikong Heritage Organization
Assoc. for Community Living
Senior Citizens - Amikook
Islands Ad Hoc
Tribal Police Service Board
Governance Committee
Rainbow Ridge Golf Course Board