Free Outdoor Fish Canning Workshop

Outdoor Land-based Learning
Proudly presented by the Kikendaasogamig Healthy Living Program, Family Well-Being, and the Fisheries Assessment Program.

Learn how to can fresh fish, from start to finish!

  • Clean and fillet your own fish
  • Prepare for canning
  • The canning process
  • Take home the finished product

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Maadookii Seniors Centre

Pre-registration is required for this free workshop, as space is limited. Call 519-534-4445 and leave a message to register.

Lunch will be provided. Unfortunately, no transportation is available. This event will be conducted outside. Please dress according to the weather.

COVID-19 is a health risk to all ages. Please bring and wear your mask. Masks and hand sanitizer will also be available at the event. Participants are expected to maintain a physical distance of 2 meters/6 feet from each other.


Employment Opportunity – Fisheries Literature Review

The SON Fisheries Assessment Program Together with Giigoonyag initiative is seeking analytical, detailed, self-motivated individuals to conduct a paid review of fisheries-related literature. This project will provide an overview of the existing knowledge about fish stocking in Lake Huron and the SON’s traditional territory by reviewing academic literature from peer-reviewed sources, books, grey literature, and documents produced by the Saugeen Ojibway Nation and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. The review will identify key gaps and uncertainties in the literature that have yet to be addressed by the scientific or research community and help to inform the creation of the SON’s Goals and Objectives for the Fishery.

The literature review has been divided into four chapters: Ecosystem (APPENDIX I); Food Security and Health (APPENDIX II); Culture, Spirituality, and Social (APPENDIX III); and Economics (APPENDIX IV). We anticipate a different reviewer for each chapter, although an applicant may submit a proposal for multiple chapters. These contract opportunities will be compensated according the chapter being reviewed.

Please read the project Call for Applications for much more information and application instructions.

Employment Opportunity – Indigenous Children’s Wellness Program Coordinator

The M’Wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre is seeking an Indigenous Children’s Wellness Program Coordinator. The position is responsible for establishing and maintaining culturally appropriate program activities and services, which will provide Indigenous children and their parents/caregivers with knowledge and skills to understand family violence and how it affects themselves, Indigenous children, Indigenous culture and others.

Visit the Employment Opportunities page for more information about this and other available jobs.

Employment Opportunity – Call for Tenders

The Health Centre is requesting Tenders for snow removal around the homes of Health Centre clients.

The Scope of Work includes:

Snow Removal for Client Home’s Main Entrance Decks, Steps, Walkways and Mailboxes for the Period December 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021.


  1. Snow will be removed when three inches or more has collected.
  2. All steps, decks (if it is main entrance), and ramps will be cleared and salted Mondays through Fridays, as necessary.
  3. This service will be supplied to a maximum of 25 clients.
  4. This service will continue during the two-week December band program shut down.
  5. Mailboxes will be cleared of snow twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays.
  6. When the driveway is ploughed, leaving a snowbank blocking the steps or walkways, a path through the snowbank will be cleared to at least three feet in width.
  7. Contractor will supply and apply an environmentally safe ice melt after each snow removal.
  8. Contractor will provide their own transportation and any equipment they may need to complete this service.

Some homes may take as little as 15 minutes but others may take 60 minutes. Please quote an hourly rate based on the Scope of Work and Terms.

Submit your Tender to the Health Centre in a closed envelope by November 15, 2020 at noon. Label your envelope “Main Entrance Snow Removal”.

Chief Nadjiwon Releases Statement in Support of Nova Scotia Indigenous Fishers

Chief Greg Nadjiwon has issued a statement regarding the unacceptable infringement of Mi’kmaq fishing rights in Nova Scotia. As a community that has fought and continues to fight for our right to fish unmolested, we are dismayed by the failure of the Crown to support and defend constitutionally protected Indigenous fishing rights across Canada.

Read the Chief’s Statement.

Civic-Minded Members Sought for Committees

The Council is seeking interested and active Chippewas of Nawash members to sit on several open committees dealing with pressing issues in the community. Effective committees combine the perspectives of elected officials, staff and civilians together into a working whole. The input of civilian members in governance committees is invaluable to the proper and efficient functioning of the Administration and helps ensure that the needs of members are being appropriately met.

We are currently seeking members to sit on the Capital Committee, Social Development Committee and Matrimonial Real Property Committee.

Members interested in working with a committee can find more information on the application form. If you don’t have a printer, paper copies of the application form can also be picked up at the Band Office. The deadline for application is November 6, 2020, at 4:30 PM.

Employment Opportunity – Housing Manager

The Housing Department is seeking a qualified Housing Manager for our Housing Program. The successful candidate will be responsible for the efficient management of the band Housing Program in accordance with the CNUFN Housing policy and procedures.

See the Employment Opportunities page for more information about this and other exciting roles with the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.