First Nations Drinking Water Class Action
(Deadline March 7, 2023)

Nawash Business / Services Directory Form
(Deadline June 20th)
Gift Card 2022 Form
(Deadline June 30th)
SON Claims Update 2022


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Matrimonial Real Property

May 24, 2022

Grey Bruce Health Unit informed us today that there were 3 overdoses in Bruce County over the long weekend - all were non-fatal. Grey Bruce Health Unit continues to encourage anyone who uses drugs to have naloxone on hand and to always use with a sober friend who can administer naloxone and call 911 in case of an overdose.  Naloxone is available at pharmacies and at the Grey Bruce Health Unit Mon-Fri, 8:30 am to 4 pm, no appointment needed.

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Update: May 27, 2022


We are urging all community members to please help stop the spread by:

  • wearing an N95 mask, if available, or a surgical mask in all indoor public settings
  • maintaining 2 metres of physical distance and wearing a face mask when this cannot be maintained
  • considering your risk of exposure to COVID-19 and act accordingly. Consider how your risk may affect your family, friends, elders, the vulnerable, community members and others in general.


The State of Emergency for Neyaashiinigmiing has been extended until June 30, 2022.
When a State of Emergency was declared in Neyaashiinigmiing when COVID-19 began, an Emergency Response Team comprised of Senior Staff in Nawash was immediately instituted to respond to and create processes for the community. They continue to meet on a weekly basis. This type of emergency also provides access to funding in order to carry out measures to keep our community safe

Update: May 27, 2022

There continues to be an active* COVID-19 outbreak in Neyaashiinigmiing. *An active outbreak will be considered ended when a period of 14 days has elapsed where there are no new or active cases confirmed among Neyaashiinigmiing residents or staff.

April 29, 2022

Dear Neyaashiinigmiing Residents,

In today’s newsletter, we informed the community about the following information.

The Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry has provided Nawash with results of a recent study which found the virus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) in 17 white-tailed deer from southwestern Ontario.

There has been a probable case of transmission of the virus from a deer to a human.

The Ministry is recommending to anyone handling wildlife to take precautions and follow health and safety recommendations when handling and processing wildlife.

Click on this link for more information and precautions to follow: SARS-CoV-2 in Deer in Ontario

April 29, 2022

As communicated previously,  one poultry flock in Neyaashiinigmiing tested positive in early April 2022 for Avian Influenza (AI) by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). AI is also known as H5N1 and the bird flu. Biosecurity protocols are still in place around the premises where the infected poultry flock was located.
Avian Influenza:  a contagious viral infection that can affect several species of food producing birds as well as pet birds and wild birds. The risk to humans is very low. 

When should I suspect Avian Influenza in my birds?
- sudden death                                                  - lack of energy, movement or appetite
decreased egg production                         - swelling around the head, neck and eyes
- coughing, gasping for air or sneezing    - nervous signs, tremors or lack of coordination
- diarrhea

Numbers to call if bird looks sick:
- For sick or deceased wild birds, please call Canadian Wildlife Health -Cooperative: 1-866-673-4781.
- For bird owners, please call the CFIA Surveillance and Diagnostics: 226-217-8022.

Click here for more important  Information on Avian Influenza Apr 29 2022

Latest Updates

Jan 7, 2022: Updates: Nawash Health Centre & Nawash Board of Education

January 7, 2022 Important Notice Nawash Health Centre Services Available through till January 24, 2021 With the rise of COVID cases in the community all band buildings have been closed till January 24, 2022. This situation is being monitored daily. Chief and Council have directed that all band buildings be closed.  The health center will […]


Update: January 11, 2022 Many community members have been inquiring about why these test have not been delivered to each household. This is a great question. The reason is, unfortunately, Rapid COVID-19 Tests are not designed to withstand freezing temperatures which we have been experiencing here in Neyaashiinigming – therefore delivering them to each household […]

Jan 6, 2022 COVID-19 UPDATES

Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Newsletter COVID-19 UPDATES FOR NEYAASHIINIGMIING Community Updates  | January 6, 2022 Greetings Everyone!   Our New Year has not started out as well as we had all hoped so we kindly ask for your patience with programs and services as we work diligently to get information out to you.   Administration […]

Jan 2, 2022 COVID-19 UPDATES

Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Newsletter COVID-19 UPDATES FOR NEYAASHIINIGMIING Community Updates  | January 2, 2022 We are starting the New Year with an urgent message. As we remain in a Community State of Emergency, we are heightening our safety protocols as the highly transmissible Omicron variant is present in Grey-Bruce county. URGENT UPDATES FOR OUR COMMUNITY: […]


Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nations Newsletter COVID-19 UPDATES Community Updates | December 22, 2021 COMMUNITY STATE OF EMERGENCY: Neyaashiinigmiing remains in a Community State of Emergency. The Omicron variant is present in Grey-Bruce. We ask all members and residents to continue to monitor the Nawash website ( and Facebook page ( for any updates pertaining to […]