Nawash HelloFresh Registrations Still Being Accepted

To assist members off-reserve, the Council is working with the HelloFresh Canada meal delivery service. HelloFresh packages meal ingredients and recipes into one convenient box and delivers them directly to the home. Under the Nawash HelloFresh Program, which will operate until June 18, off-reserve member households in Canada can select 4 recipes from HelloFresh, for delivery to their home. Applicants to the program must be a Chippewas of Nawash Band Member, living off-reserve in Canada.

Applications are still open, but time is running out! Visit the Nawash HelloFresh Registration page for more information on the program and to apply online.

Neyaashiinigmiing Still COVID-19 Free

As of this posting, the results for all COVID-19 tests administered in Neyaashiinigmiing have come back NEGATIVE. The testing clinic is not being rescheduled at this time, but the Nawash Health Centre will arrange for testing at home, by request. Please contact Springdawn Keeshig, Community Health Nurse, at 519-534-0373 to book a home test. Home tests will be performed by a public health nurse from the Grey Bruce Health Unit.

The Council is extremely pleased and grateful that the community has pulled together and helped us avoid the virus thus far. Thank you to every resident and family member that has contributed to our health and safety.

The Council is also especially thankful to the Nawash Health Centre staff for their careful guidance during this unprecedented crisis. The pandemic is ongoing and while we adjust to our new normal, we realize just how lucky we are to have such knowledgeable and dedicated people at our side.

Even as we cautiously move towards reopening our workplaces and services, we urge all residents to maintain the protocols that have kept us healthy: maintain physical distance of 2 meters from people not in your household, wash your hands frequently, avoid unnecessary travel and gatherings.

Stay strong, stay safe, and stay healthy!

Online Moccasin Making Workshop

Interested in making moccasins? The Community Health Nurse is partnering with Brittany Jones to bring you a step by step online forum. All materials and supplies will be provided. Please sign up with the CHN by June 12, 2020 to receive your materials.
Participants must have WiFi and access to a computer for the duration of the free 4-week program. Registration is limited, with only 10 spots available. Register today!

Facilitator: Brittany Jones
Dates: Every Monday for 4 weeks, starting Monday June 15th, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

To register, contact SpringDawn Keeshig, Community Health Nurse.
Email: springdawnchn@nawash.ca
Office Phone: 519-534-0373
Cell: 519-378-6028

Observe Physical Distancing Even When Outside

Warmer weather is (finally) starting to descend on us. With the higher temperatures we understand some residents will be heading for the water.

Please remember that access to Neyaashiinigmiing remains restricted to residents of the community. This restriction, put in place to protect the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, includes all waterfront in Neyaashiinigmiing. Non-residents may not enter the community by water at this time.

If you do take to the beaches and swimming spots to cool off, be mindful of the safety of everyone in the community, including yourself. Watch your children as they swim, and please observe physical distancing and remain at least 2 meters at all times from people not from your household.

Cool down, but most importantly, stay strong, stay safe and stay healthy!

Employment Opportunity – Teaching Assistant

The Nawash Board of Education is seeking a qualified Teaching Assistant for Kikendaasogamig Elementary School, in a contract position for the fall semester. Our children and our school are unique and are just waiting for the perfect candidate to add their experiences to ours. The delivery of education is just one of many areas in our community that need special attention as we transition to a world in which COVID-19 will be a constant concern until the development of an effective vaccine. You can help by spreading the word about this opportunity.

Please review the job description for full details and instructions on how to apply.