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

CONUFN Youth Celebrate Academic Success

It has been a challenging year for students of every age. Schools closed for the majority of the semester, and hastily prepared online classes have only been a marginal substitute for in-person learning. Still, that hasn’t stopped many of our students from continuing to excel. Neebin and Neebeesh Elliott, the twin sons of Councillor Geewadin […]

Council Announces New Food Security Benefit

The Council, using funds released from the Coldwater Trust, has announced a new program that will provide a $150 grocery gift card to each member household in Canada. Like the Nawash HelloFresh Program that recently concluded, this benefit is limited to Canadian residents only, and will provide one card per household, but it is available […]

Community to Remain Closed Until State of Emergency is Lifted

The Council has been considering the challenge of safely reopening the community to off-reserve members, cottagers and campers while the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Even while the province cautiously reopens outside Neyaashiinigmiing, we are taking a slow and and deliberate approach to the issue. At the June 19, 2020 Council session, the Council passed a motion […]

Aboriginal Day Events are a Grand Day Out for Neyaashiinigmiing Residents

Happy attendees agreed that the staff-organized Aboriginal Day Tour of Neyaashiinigmiing was a great success. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather and the opportunity to get and meet friends and families (from a safe 2 metre distance) that we haven’t seen in a while. As residents visited the program stops, the flair of decorated vehicles was […]

Aboriginal Day Event Tour Planned for Neyaashiinigmiing

With COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings still in place, the Chippewas of Nawash programs had to come up with a new twist on the annual staff-organized celebration. This year, Aboriginal Day will be celebrated with a tour of the community. Residents will walk, bike or use their own vehicles to drive around Neyaashiinigmiing, visiting the […]

Coldwater Trust Annual General Meeting

The Coldwater Trust will be holding the annual general meeting on June 18, 2020, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM. As large gatherings are still prohibited due to the risk of COVID-19 transmission, the AGM will be held online. Register in advance to attend the meeting and have your name entered into a draw for door […]

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