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

Chippewas of Nawash Welcomes New Matrimonial Real Property Coordinator

Chippewas of Nawash welcomes  Nuala (pronounced as “new-la”) Robinson as the new Matrimonial Real Property (MRP) Coordinator.  Ms. Robinson is a longtime Grey-Bruce resident who brings a wealth of cross-discipline experience as an executive assistant to the role, in the fields of mental health and addictions, law, accounting and commercial development. She lists as just […]

State of Emergency for Neyaashiinigmiing Extended

After reviewing available data and discussing present circumstances with Dr. Arra, the Grey Bruce Medical Officer of Health, the Council has accepted the recommendation of the Community Emergency Response Group to extend the State of Emergency for Neyaashiinigmiing until September 1, 2020.  We are gradually moving toward a full re-opening of the community, but we […]

Chippewas of Nawash Staff to Return to Work

The Council has passed a Band Council Resolution directing Chippewas of Nawash staff to return to work on August 4, 2020. Non-essential Band programs have been shuttered and staff asked to stay home since March, when the Council announced the State of Emergency for Neyaashiinigmiing in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. During that time, […]

Council to Allow Registered Lessees to Access Cottages

Following the recent decision to allow seasonal campers access to Cape Croker Park, the Council has also voted to allow registered recreational lessees (tenants) access to their leased cottage lots. Note that this applies to registered leases only. Private lease or rental arrangements, not registered with Indigenous Services Canada, remain prohibited under the State of […]

Cape Croker Park to Allow Seasonal Campers

The Council, after long deliberation and careful consideration of the re-opening plans of the Province and Grey Bruce, has voted to allow seasonal campers to stay in Cape Croker Park. Cape Croker Park management has prepared a multi-phase plan to safely re-open the Park in stages. The plan has been reviewed by the Council, our […]

Grocery Gift Card Program Expanded to International Members

The Coldwater Trust Board has expanded the Grocery Gift Card program to now include all Chippewas of Nawash member households worldwide. Canadian members applying under the program will continue to receive a $150 grocery gift card, valid at many Canadian stores. It would be logistically challenging, however, to provide an equivalent gift card in the […]

Chief’s Video Statement – June 18
Posted on June 18, 2020

Chief Greg Nadjiwon's latest video statement to the community comes from the Community Garden, with Councillors Carolynn Wright and Sydney Nadjiwon.

Watch it here: YouTube