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Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Administration Building
135 Lakeshore Blvd. Neyaashiinigmiing, ON N0H 2T0
Tel: 519-534-1689 | Fax: 519-534-2130


Most Band Programs are closed at 12:30pm on Fridays for the summer months. The Board of Education and Nshiime Child and Family Care are open until 4:30. 

The fitness centre will be closed on Monday and Tuesday (July 22nd and 23rd) for minor renovations including painting. It will reopen on Wednesday July 24th. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Postponed - Scheduled Water Supply Interruption. When: to be determined at a later date. Where: Chick's Rd, Community Centre Road, Farm Rd, Harbour Road, Lighthouse Rd, Nayaushing Rd, Point Road, School Rd, Sylvia's Rd, Wilmer's Rd


Early Childhood Education Scholarships through Bruce Power. Applicants can submit their application, essay, and proof of registration as soon as they are registered, until Sept. 30, 2024. Scholarships will be awarded by October 31, 2024.



Understanding the Spawning Behavior of Lake Whitefish: A Collaborative Study

Lake whitefish, or Dikameg, plays a crucial role in both their ecosystem and the cultural heritage of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation. However, much remains unknown about their spawning behavior. In an effort to shed light on this, scientists from Trent University, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and the Saugeen Ojibway Nation collaborated on a groundbreaking study.

Utilizing advanced tracking technology, they monitored 50 tagged whitefish at the Port Elgin (Firehouse) shoal in Georgian Bay, Lake Huron. Their findings revealed fascinating patterns: whitefish arrive at the spawning grounds in a distinct sequence, stay for about a week, and then depart. Typically, males are the first to arrive, and the fish move to shallower waters at night, retreating to deeper areas during the day. Interestingly, females swim faster during daylight hours, while males are more active at night. Throughout the spawning season, whitefish transition from deeper to shallower waters.

This research provides invaluable insights into the timing and locations of whitefish spawning, crucial for conservation efforts to ensure the species' future sustainability. To find out more visit: https://www.limnology-journal.org/articles/limn/full_html/2024/01/limn240009/limn240009.html

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For more information, check the website at  https://nawashtrust.ca/operations/2024-call-for-proposals
or download the funding proposal application here 2024 Trust Funding Proposal_ (15May2024)




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Anishinaabemowin Bursary ... use this link to visit the Board of Education page for more information.


Events planning coordinator Introduction letter to community

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ISC Letter to Parents Guardians and School Staff


The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is pleased to announce the second launch of the 2024 Indigenous Internship Program (IIP). We encourage eligible Indigenous students and graduates who are driven by a passion for creating a stronger Ontario to learn more and consider applying for our opportunities.

This program provides Indigenous students and recent graduates with the opportunity to gain knowledge, develop skills, and build relationships that will strengthen their future employment prospects in the labour market, while contributing to Ontario’s diverse and inclusive public service.

You are a key partner in our programs’ success and are encouraged to share these opportunities within your respective networks and communities. The information below provides program-specific details and eligibility as well as information on how you can promote the programs.


Indigenous Internship Program 

The IIP is a 12-month paid internship designed to provide recent Indigenous graduates with the opportunity to gain professional level work experience and a pathway through which they can build and develop transferable skills that can be used to gain sustained employment in their field of choice.

To be eligible to participate in the IIP, individuals must meet the following criteria:

  • Self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit)
  • Have graduated from a college or university with a diploma, degree or post-graduate certificate within the past five years (May 2019 – August 2024)
  • Live in Ontario during their placement term
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada

Opportunities for the 2024 IIP can be accessed through the OPS career portal. Candidates can apply now and the application period will close June 27, 2024! Placements may begin between July-September 2024.


We encourage you to share the OPS cover letter and resume writing guide so students and
recent graduates can apply OPS best practices to their submissions!

Sign up for News Alerts for more internship opportunities and application timelines!

Please stay tuned for more Indigenous internship opportunities in 2025!


Information Session

The Indigenous Internship Program Information Session will provide recent Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) post-secondary graduates, with the opportunity to engage our senior leaders about the Indigenous Internship Program and the OPS. This session will highlight key information about the internship, how we work and what to expect, including eligibility requirements, interview tips and an opportunity to participate in a Question-and-Answer session for any additional information you may be seeking.

There will be an information session taking place on June 12th, 2024 from 2 PM to 3 PM EDTTo attend this opportunity and add it to your online calendars, register for the virtual information session.

Note that this event will be held in English and the session will have closed captioning in English and French. Should you need accommodations or support to attend this event, email the event’s organizer, the Internships Unit, at contact.oip@ontario.ca.


Program Promotion

To promote the IIP within your respective networks, be sure to:

  • share this message with members of your institution/organization
  • access our Google Drive for additional program promotions, including social media shareable content and program posters, including printable materials
  • follow us and reshare our posts on our social media channels:

Your partnership is key to our program’s success, and we encourage you to share the information session with your networks and communities.  We look forward to meeting everyone at the session!

IIP invites all interested and eligible individuals to apply. Interested applicants can visit the OPS Anti-Racism PolicyOPS Accessibility PlanOPS People Plan and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We thank you for your ongoing partnership and look forward to another successful year of welcoming new talent to the OPS.

If you have questions about the IIP, please contact us.


The Internships Unit


Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Administration Building
135 Lakeshore Blvd. Neyaashiinigmiing, ON N0H 2T0
Tel: 519-534-1689 | Fax: 519-534-2130