Welcome to the website of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. This website is a platform for our local governance to communicate with the Band membership, and a resource portal for issues of the Saugeen Ojibway, including joint resource management, fisheries and land claims.

In this challenging period, Chief, Council and Band governance understand how important it is for us to keep the community informed about the pandemic and our efforts to keep the community safe. We will post news, updates and instructions here as frequently as necessary. Please check back often.

Latest Updates

Jordan’s Principle Assistance Available for Community Children

The entire world is thinking about health and welfare right now, more than any other time in living memory. Nawash Home and Community Care would like to remind parents, caregivers and members that Jordan’s Principle ensures that even in these dark days, First Nations children are entitled to the same support and care as non-native […]

Fire Chief Calls for Ban on Open Fires

Fire Chief Nick Saunders, with the support of the Chief and Council, asks that all residents of Neyaashiinigmiing refrain from starting open fires of any kind, including brush-burning, campfires, bonfires, and cook-outs. The fire department is supporting the community in many different ways during the pandemic crisis, in addition to their primary duties as front-line […]

Health Centre Open on Friday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For the safety of staff and the public, Band services are running on limited hours during the pandemic. The Health Centre will be open on Friday, however, between the hours of 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM for medication and cheque pick-up. Please let others in the community know, electronically or by phone, and practice social […]

Wellness Centre Adjusts Operations in Response to Pandemic

Nawash’s Kina Waa Noojmojig Nanaweing Wellness Centre has adjusted it’s operating hours in order to comply with the best medical advice to social distance and avoid direct contact with others. The dedicated staff want to remind the community that they are still there to offer support during this difficult time. Clinical Supervisor April Jones has […]

Service Update from Legal Aid Ontario

Like most services, Legal Aid Ontario has been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Wellness Centre received the following update from LAO: March 19, 2020 Dear Stakeholder The safety of our staff, clients, and stakeholders is our first priority. As we are currently unable to guarantee a safe workplace for our courthouse staff, LAO […]

Council Moves to Protect Community By Limiting Access

With the deepening pandemic crisis threatening the health and welfare of the community, the Chief and Council has decided to limit external access to Neyaashiinigmiing. The Sydney Bay Road entrance was closed last week and a sign erected at the Coveney’s Road entrance advising that access to the community was restricted to residents and essential […]

Chief’s Video Statement – June 18
Posted on June 18, 2020

Chief Greg Nadjiwon's latest video statement to the community comes from the Community Garden, with Councillors Carolynn Wright and Sydney Nadjiwon.

Watch it here: YouTube