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

Community Emergency Response Group (CERG)

Emergency Response Coordinator – Cynthia Jamieson Fire/Emergency Medical Response – Nick Saunders Police Services – Vincent Wurfel Health Services – Springdawn Keeshig Social Services – Pam Linklater Food Bank – Cheryl Jones Communications – Michael Johnston The Chief and Council’s priority is the health, safety and welfare of the community.  Chief and Council created the […]

Now Open: Owen Sound Regional Hospital COVID-19 Assessment Centre

The Owen Sound Regional Hospital COVID-19 Assessment Centre opened on March 18th, and is open 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM, 7 days per week. Follow this checklist to determine if you need to visit the Assessment Centre: If you do not have symptoms of COVID-19, please do not go to the Assessment Centre. If you […]

How to Keep Your Social Distance

Social distancing is our best strategy for slowing the COVID-19 pandemic, but as members of a very close-knit community we may not know exactly how to go about it. Here’s a helpful guide on how to keep your distance – and keep your community safe! Social Distancing How-To

Non-Insured Health Benefits program updates for March 2020

More information: Indigenous Services Canada COVID-19 pandemic updates The NIHB program is continuing to provide benefits and services while following public health guidance and recommendations from health professionals as the situation evolves. The NIHB Drug Exception Centre, Dental Predetermination Centre and regional call centres continue to operate and receive calls from providers and clients. Please […]

Details of the Small Business Entrepreneur/Employee Support Program

Chief and Council want to ensure that our small businesses and their employees are supported through this challenging time. Details of our support program for small businesses and entrepreneurs are now available here. The first application deadline is Monday, March 30.

Statement from Chief Nadjiwon

Chief Nadjiwon has prepared a video statement on the Chippewas of Nawash pandemic response, which you can watch here. The transcript of the statement follows: In these challenging times, the Chief and Council of Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation would like to speak to members and their families. The COVID-19 pandemic is an historic […]

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