Online Introduction to Boating Safety Presentation

Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety, in collaboration with the Coast Guard, is offering an online presentation Introduction to Boating Safety. The program will cover diverse boating safety topics and is open to participants of any age. This is a great opportunity to give the kids in your home a solid foundation in safe boating or build your own knowledge.

This free online class will be held on Monday, November 30, at 4:00 PM.

Interested members are asked to contact Ryan Lauzon, Nawash Fisheries Assessment Biologist at to register for the training.

Work Continues on New Water Treatment Plant

In preparation for construction of the new water treatment plant, ground clearing works are occurring now in the field southeast of Pitt Road and will continue into the woodlot next week after the existing boreholes have been staked out.

There will be surveying works, tree clearing and grading conducted at the site of the new water treatment plant (see the area boxed in yellow), over the next 10 days, between November 2-9.

Residents, especially hunters, are asked to please exercise caution when in this area as there will be individuals (surveyors and contractors) at work in the bush.

What’s for Halloween Dinner?

An At-Home Physically Distanced Activity Organized by the Nawash Family Well-being Program

We’re inviting all our Neyaashiinigmiing chefs to get creative and whip up a spooky Halloween-themed meal! Before digging in to your terrifying creation, snap a picture to share with the community.

Send your photos to the Nawash Family Well-being Program on Facebook (@nawashFWBP) or post it your own page and tag us in the picture.

All photos received before midnight on Sunday, November 1 will be entered into a random draw. We will pick four lucky winners on Monday, November 2 at noon. The draw is open to all Neyaashiinigmiing residents.

We’re always happy to answer your questions. Contact the Nawash Family Well-Being Program at 519-534-4445, or on Facebook.

Employment Opportunity – Supply Shed Roof Repair

The Native Child Welfare Program is seeking quotes for the repair of the NCW Supply Shed.

Interested Contractors are asked to contact Native Child Welfare between 8:30am- 4:30pm Monday to Friday at (519) 534-3818 to schedule a viewing of the supply shed. The shed is accessible and can viewed anytime during business hours.

Contractors are responsible for their own equipment, fuel, vehicles, construction supplies and waste removal. Contractors will be required to replace or repair any NCW assets damaged while fulfilling this contract.

Time is of the essence as we would like to have this project completed in the November-December 2020 period, before winter.  Quotes will be accepted until November 5th, 2020 at 4:00 PM.

Quotes from Band Members or persons of Native Ancestry will be given preference in the selection process.

Forward your quote to: Native Child Welfare building, 23 Lighthouse Road, Neyaashiinigmiing, ON, N0H 2T0.
Label your envelope with “SUPPLY SHED ROOF QUOTE” to the Attention of: Martha Pedoniquotte, or fax your quote to NCW at 519-534-4932.

Community Health Offers Free Online Yoga Class

In a stressful time, we could all use some assistance staying grounded and healthy, physically and emotionally. Yoga practice can help with both.

The Health Centre has arranged for a free online and private yoga class for Chippewas of Nawash Members. All you need is an internet connection and a device that can connect to a Zoom teleconference.

The class will be taught by Jessica of Cedar Wellness Studio, based in Wiarton. For more information contact Suzy Jones, Community Health Representative at 519-534-0373, or email

Free Online Yoga Class – Registration Information

Date: November 4, 2020
Location: The comfort of your own home!
Password: yogacapecroker

Neyaashiinigmiing Remains COVID-19 Free

Re-test shows sole presumptive case is a False Positive 

October 27, 2020

To all Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Members:

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Band Council announced the first presumptive COVID-19 case within Neyaashiinigmiing. The Chief and Council are now pleased to announce that follow-up tests have determined that the case was a FALSE positive. As of October 27, 2020, the community remains free of COVID-19.

We give our thanks to the Grey-Bruce Public Health Unit, and to our own Health & Wellness Centre, for their quick response to the identification of a presumed case. We are also grateful to the entire community for remaining calm and sharing their support and well-wishes.

While we are extremely relieved by this news, we would like to remind members that the pandemic is still going strong and COVID-19 remains a threat to us all. Our continued zero case count relies on you.

It is imperative that the whole community does their part in maintaining a safe, healthy community. Remain diligent and always follow COVID-19 risk-reduction protocols, wherever you may be living or travelling:

  • Keep a physical distance of at least two meters from people not from your household. 
  • Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth when indoors, or when you cannot keep your physical distance from other people. 
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly. 
  • Remember that Provincial rules limit indoor gatherings to a maximum of 10 people. 
  • Outdoor gatherings are limited to 25 people.
  • Self-quarantine if you feel ill, or suspect you have come in contact with someone who may have COVID-19. Call the Health Centre or other health care provider for further medical advice.

The Nawash Health Centre will provide cloth masks and hand sanitizer, free of charge. The Health Centre can be reached at 519-534-0373.


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

Chippewas of Nawash Embroidered Jackets for Sale

The Administration has Chippewas of Nawash jackets for sale. The attractively-styled black jackets will sport a colour Chippewas of Nawash logo embroidered on the back, and a white version of the logo on the left breast. The jacket can also be customized with your name or title beneath the breast logo at no extra cost. The price for the jacket is $110.

Those interested in purchasing should contact Martha Pedoniquotte (@Marthap on Facebook, telephone 519-373-2860 or email for sizing and payment information.