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

Reminder to register for Class Action Webinar

Gowling WLG is holding an online Community Assistance Session on May 5th, at 5:00 PM, to help those making a claim in the Indian Day School Class Action suit. The workshop will go through the Claim Form page by page to explain the process and requirements. The legal team advises that you have a copy […]

Ticks Don’t Practice Social Distance

With all the other concerns we have these days, you can’t be blamed for forgetting that tick season is upon us again. Tick reports are already coming in, including from some First Nations. George Korzeniecki, Environmental Public Health Officer for Indigenous Services Canada, offers some helpful advice for keeping 2 meters (or more!) from hungry […]

Service Canada Access

We can’t walk into an office these days, but Service Canada is still available online and by phone to assist members with necessary tasks, like applying for Employment Insurance. Service Canada has many online services available at https://www.canada.ca/service-canada-home. If you are having difficulty accessing any online services, or can’t find what you need online, you […]

Health Centre Updates Access Hours

Beginning Monday, May 4th, the Nawash Health Centre will have phone coverage Monday to Thursday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. If you don’t reach someone directly, please leave a message. Your call will be returned the same day. On Fridays, between 1:00 PM and 4:30 PM, the Health Centre will be open for phone calls […]

Summer Events Cancelled Due to Pandemic

With great regret, the Council has decided to cancel the 2020 Nawash Pow-wow, as well as the annual Charity Golf Tournament, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The highly anticipated events are joint highlights of the summer, and require months of planning. Provincial leaders, however, are still only tentatively talking about re-opening the economy, and […]

Chippewas of Nawash Supports Local Food Banks

Food banks have always been important to communities, helping residents in times of need. The support of food banks is now more critical than ever, as we try to maintain our social distance and avoid unnecessary trips to the supermarket. The Nawash Food Bank has been blessed with donations from many people and organizations, including […]

Chief’s Video Statement – May 29
Posted on June 1, 2020

Chief Greg Nadjiwon's latest video statement to the community.

Watch it here: YouTube