Together with Giigoonyag Call for Artists

Together with Giigoonyag (fishes) is a collaborative project between the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON), Fathom Five National Marine Park (FFNMP), and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF). The project takes a “two-eyed seeing” approach by applying SON and Western scientific ways of knowing to address the concerns about fish, ecosystem change, and the water in the SON Traditional Territory.

We are seeking an artist to create a logo that illustrates the two-eyed seeing approach and spirit of the project.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to create this logo please contact Janna Chegahno for the proposal package.

Email or call 226-668-6809.

The deadline for submissions is December 4th, 2020, 11:59 PM EST.

Updated Mental Health and Addiction Support Resources

The Kina Waa Noojmojig Nanaweing Wellness Centre has updated it’s compilation of local mental health and addiction support resources. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health or addiction issues, know that there is always someone ready to listen, ready to help. You are not alone.

Visit the Wellness Service Support Numbers page for a list of caring, accessible local services.

For members living in the area, but outside Neyaashiinigmiing, Grey Bruce Mental Health and Addiction Services has also compiled a list of services in the area.


Mental Health and Addictions Services are coming to the Nawash Health Centre

Starting December 2, 2020, a Mental Health and Addictions Registered Practical Nurse from Grey Bruce Health Services will be available every Wednesday at the Nawash Health Centre.

The Nawash Health Centre, with the MHA RPN, is pleased to offer the following services to Neyaashiinigmiing residents:

  • Individual and family counselling
  • Care coordination for mental health and addiction services
  • Access to Rapid Access Addiction Medicine clinics
  • Outpatient services for addiction treatment

When: Wednesdays, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location : Nawash Health Centre

Book an appointment by calling the Nawash Health Centre at 519-534-0373.

Small Business Loan and Grant Applications Open

Economic development is vital to the future of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. If you’re a member, we want to help you develop your great business concept,  or grow your existing business. Applications to the Chippewas of Nawash Small Business Loan and Grant (SBLG) Program are now being accepted.

The deadline for applications is December 4, 2020 at 4:00 PM. Applications should be submitted to Band Office Reception.

The SBLG Program offers financial assistance to eligible Chippewas of Nawash members living in Ontario, for developing a business plan, starting a new business, or expanding an existing business. The program’s objectives are to develop the business skills of members and promote opportunities for economic development for the First Nation.

Successful applicants can receive up to $8000 in grants for various business activities and up to $8000 in a loan, depending on the strength of their application and their financial situation. The Program favours projects that demonstrate leadership in areas including real economic development in the community, Indigenous employment, culturally appropriate business practices, and financial sustainability. Applications are considered by the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Chief and Council, who give final approval of all grants and loans under the Program.

Interested members are encouraged to read the SBLG Program Policy guidebook, which offers detailed guidance on eligibility criteria and preparing your application. A paper copy of the Policy can be picked up at the Band Office.

The SBLG Application Form is also available online, or from the Band Office.

If you need more information, or have questions, contact:

Angela Ashkewe, Business & Employment Support Worker
Tel: 519-534-1689 ext 225

Bundle Up your Kids for Winter!

With Help from Jordan’s Principle Navigator, Amanda King

The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation (CNUFN) Jordan’s Principle Navigator is inviting applicants to join a Jordan’s Principle Group Request for resources to secure warm clothing for CNUFN children.

One gift card per child will be given once the Group Request is approved. Gift cards will not be mailed out. Recipients will be required to sign for their gift cards when they are ready for distribution.

Parents/caregivers are eligible to apply for CNUFN children 17 and under. Contact our CNUFN JP Navigator by Tuesday, November 17th to have the Consent Form dropped off or emailed to you. Consent forms must be filled and returned by November 19, 2020.

For the Consent Form, and to add your child’s name to the Group Request list, contact Amanda King at Native Child Welfare.

Tel: 519-534-3818
Facebook: @JPNawash

If you have a Jordan’s Principle request, but are a Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation member that does not live in Neyaashiinigmiing, please contact Amanda for an Individual Request application package to be sent to you via email.

Free Driver’s Training Course

The Adult Learning Centre is offering a free four-week Driver’s Training Course to prepare new drivers to take the test for a Graduated Driver’s License Part One (G1)! The cost of the written G1 test will be covered for those who register and successfully complete the four-week program.

The course will hold one class per week at the Native Child Welfare Centre, on the schedule below.

Location: Native Child Welfare
Date 1: Wednesday, November 25th, 9:30am until 12:00pm (double-session)
Date 2: Wednesday December 2nd, 10:00am-11:30am
Date 3: Wednesday December 9th, 10:00am-11:30am
Date 4: Wednesday December 16th, 10:00am-11:30am

This course is limited. There are five spots available.

To reserve a spot please contact Byron Millette of the Adult Learning Center at 519-477- 4667, or 519 534 0882.

Employment Opportunity – Literacy Clerk

The Adult Learning Centre is seeking a Literacy Clerk, reporting to the Adult Literacy Coordinator, to provide administrative support to the ALC. In this role, the successful candidate will perform reception and office management duties, assist with database entry and filing, maintain program and office schedules, produce and circulate information and other duties as assigned.

See the Employment page for details about this and other opportunities.