Welcome to the website of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. This website is a platform for our local governance to communicate with the Band membership, and a resource portal for issues of the Saugeen Ojibway, including joint resource management, fisheries and land claims.

In this challenging period, Chief, Council and Band governance understand how important it is for us to keep the community informed about the pandemic and our efforts to keep the community safe. We will post news, updates and instructions here as frequently as necessary. Please check back often.

Latest Updates

Health Professional Clinics Postponed Until Further Notice

Nawash Home and Community Care advises that, due to safety concerns during COVID-19 pandemic, all health professional visits have been postponed until further notice. This is effective immediately. The Diabetes and Foot teams will not be in the community this week as previously scheduled. The Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC), has also suspended the […]

Band Office Closed for Easter Monday Holiday

Those making an application under the Small Business/Entrepreneur Support program should note that the Band Office will be closed on Monday for the Easter Holiday and applications cannot be submitted on that day. The application deadline for the period March 29 – April 11 has been correspondingly extended by one day. Applications must be submitted […]

Ontario’s COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool

There are a number of COVID-19 cases in the Grey-Bruce area, including an employee of the Owen Sound Walmart. It is more important now than ever that we continue to practice social distancing, frequent hand washing, and staying home. If you have been out, are feeling unwell, or have symptoms, you can determine what to […]

Federal COVID-19 Emergency Benefits Program opens today

If you’ve lost work or income due to the pandemic, you may qualify for the Federal goverment’s COVID-19 benefits program. Call the toll-free line at 1-800-959-2019 to make an application by phone. Prime Minister Trudeau has said that those using direct deposit will receive funds in 3-5 days, while those waiting for a mailed cheque […]

A statement from the Fire Department

Councillor Nick Saunders, also Chief of the Nawash Fire Deparment, issued the following statement to the members: Good afternoon, All my relations. At this time, the Chippewas of Nawash Fire Department would like to thank all the residents of Neyaashiiningmiing for their help and efforts in slowing the spread of COVID-19. The burn ban now […]

A statement from the Neyaashiinigmiing First Nation Police

Vincent Wurfel, Neyaashiinigmiing FN Police Supervisor, issued the following statement for the members: PUBLIC NOTICE COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS The Neyaashiinigmiing First Nation Police are committed to the safety of our members and the community. We request that you only attend the Police Office if necessary. For emergencies, please call 911. For any non-urgent concerns/questions, please call […]