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Ekowaamjigaadeg Inwewin ~ Language Nest Program


The Language Nest Program is a community based health promotion and ill-health prevention program for The Chippewas of Nawash. The program promote health thought learning-related activities that strive to increase awareness, change attitudes, build knowledge and enhance skills, that help to improve the quality of, and access to, cultural, holistic and community directed mental-health at the community level, through the Ojibwe language.

The elements of mental health activities include training, planning, consultation and information exchange.

The under the Brighter Futures funding, the Language Nest Program is intended for all members of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nations community.

 Activities are to

•Deliver culturally appropriate and holistic community-based projects and programs to community,
by training, planning, consultation and information exchange 
• Develop and circulate cultural resources materials, 
• Providing training opportunities of community members; 
• Help to develop positive attitudes, values and skills that have roots on their cultural heritage; and 
• Program standards and networks


Language Nest Updates

Chippewas of Nawash to Restrict Community Access During Crisis

Effective 11:59 PM, Thursday, April 2, 2020, the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation will restrict access to Neyaashiinigmiing to residents and essential services only. This restriction will be enforced at the Coveney’s Road entrance. The Sidney Bay Road entrance will remain closed to all traffic. Chief Greg Nadjiwon has issued the following statement:

Statement from Chief Greg Nadjiwon

Emergency Living Wage Support Program Extended to May 4, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis continues to grip Canada and the world, with few signs of resolving as yet. On the heels of extending the closure of non-essential Band programs, Chief and Council have also voted to extend the Emergency Living Wage support program until May 4, 2020. The program offers $450/week to qualified applicants who have been economically impacted by the pandemic. More information about the program, including application guidelines, can be found here: Small Business/Entrepreneur Living Wage Program.



Community Language Development Worker
Polly Keeshig-Tobias

telephone: 519-378-8323
Cape Croker United Church Manse
4 Pit Road
Neyaashiinigmiing Ontario,
N0H 2T0

Mailing address:
135 Lakeshore Blvd.
Neyaashiinigmiing, Ontario.
N0H 2T0



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