The State of Emergency in Neyaashiinigmiing has been extended until May 31, 2021. As of April 8, 2021, the Province of Ontario has entered a provincewide stay-at-home-order, to continue for at least 4 weeks. Grey Zone COVID-19 safety limitations will be in effect in Neyaashiinigmiing during this period. Band Offices and Programs remain open. Please call ahead when visiting any Program or Administration office. Residents are asked to diligently follow all pandemic protocols. 

Access to Neyaashiinigmiing is currently restricted to members and their immediate families, and necessary services. Non-resident members are asked to limit all visits to Neyaashiinigmiing to essential trips only. Please review the Visitor Rules.

Latest Updates

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 […]

Sydney Bay Road into Neyaashiinigmiing closed

The best advice at this time, to limit the spread of COVID-19, is social distancing. That means staying home and avoiding all non-essential trips and interaction with others outside your household. This also includes guests and extended family from outside the community. For the health of the community, we need everyone’s cooperation to limit the […]