Kikendaasogamig Elementary Temporarily Closed

Kikendaasogamig Elementary School will be closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, for critical work on the school’s water main.

Residents are reminded that there is no school on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, as the school transitions to the new schedule. The school will re-open on Thursday, November 19, 2020, and school buses will resume their runs picking up Class Cohort #1.

Kikendaasogamig teachers and staff thank the community for your patience and understanding.

Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation 2020 Remembrance Day Ceremony

Due to the pandemic, the public could not gather for the traditional Remembrance Day ceremony in Neyaashiinigmiing this year. This is an important day for all of us, so we livestreamed the event to allow the membership to participate. We are grateful for and proud of the heroes from our community that have served, and continue so serve, so bravely. Chi-miigwetch!

View the recorded ceremony on YouTube.

Employment Opportunity – Social Services Welfare Administrator

The Social Services Program is seeking a qualified Social Services Welfare Administrator to manage the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Social Services Program, including counselling, social assistance payments, client training initiatives, liaison with governments and all related program documentation and budgeting. Applications to this role are being accepted until November 27, 2020.

Please visit the Employment Opportunities page for more information and application instructions about this and other roles with the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.

Employment Opportunity – Mental Health and Addictions Counsellor

The Nawash Health Centre is seeking a qualified Mental Health and Addictions Counsellor to provide prevention, assessment, referral, clinical counselling and follow-up services to individuals and family members affected by mental health and substance abuse. Applications to this role are being accepted until November 20, 2020.

Please visit the Employment Opportunities page for more information and application instructions about this and other roles with the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.

OPP Investigation Ongoing into Untimely Death

There is No Risk to Public Safety

Neyaashiinigmiing, ON
November 5, 2020

To all Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Members:

On Monday, November 2, 2020, our community suffered another tragic loss with the untimely death of Ericka Ashkewe-Jones, age 30.

The Neyaashiinigmiing Police Service and Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a home on Nayaushing Road, Neyaashiinigmiing to respond to a report of a person without vital signs. Ms. Ashkewe-Jones was attended to by the Chippewas of Nawash Fire Department and Bruce County Paramedic services but sadly pronounced dead. 

We grieve the passing of Ms. Ashkewe-Jones and share the sorrow of the entire community at a young life taken from us too soon. Our hearts go out to her family and loved ones in this terrible time.

Due to the nature and circumstances of the incident, the OPP Criminal Investigations Branch is conducting an in-depth investigation to determine more details about the cause and manner of Ms. Ashkewe-Jones’ death. The OPP will be in the community for at least two more days conducting their investigation. We will not hear results for several months. Each investigation is unique and we fully expect the police services to take the time necessary to perform a thorough and professional investigation. 

The Council, the Neyaashiinigmiing Police Service and the OPP want to assure the public that there is no risk to public safety. This was an unfortunate and isolated event and there is no threat to community residents.

At this time, let us draw together as a community to respect Ms. Ashkewe-Jones’ memory, to grieve, and to show support for her family. We ask that residents and members refrain from speculation regarding Ms. Ashkewe-Jones’ passing. We will share more information as it becomes available.

All our relations,

Chief Greg Nadjiwon, and the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Council

Good Food Box Continues Partnership with Nawash Food Bank

The Good Food Box will again be donated to the Nawash Food Bank, for the months of November and December. The Good Food Box, normally offered as a stand-alone benefit, was donated to the Nawash Food Bank for the months of September and October. This has improved access for residents who have been able to conveniently pick up their foodstuffs from one source, and also reduced the number of person-to-person contacts required. The Nawash Food Bank is open to all residents.

While Neyaashiinigmiing remains under a State of Emergency, the Nawash Food Bank will continue to serve the community twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Delivery is also available and encouraged. Just call in to arrange a drop off.

Food Bank Delivery Requests

Maadookii Seniors Centre: 519-534-4918
Nawash Nshiime Daycare: 519-534-3909