Councillor Nick Saunders, also Chief of the Nawash Fire Deparment, issued the following statement to the members:
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 in effect has been put in place to protect and reduce the risk to firefighters.
The burn ban includes unnecessary burning of dead grass and leaves, as well as campfires. We do however respect the traditional medicine people, and the right to have sacred fires, and will allow those fires.
In these unprecedented circumstances, the Chippewas of Nawash Fire Department appreciates the entire community’s cooperation in helping us to stay safe, so that we can better serve the community in a time of need.
The Chippewas of Nawash Fire Department Team