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The State of Emergency in Neyaashiinigmiing has been extended until August 31, 2021. Ontario has entered Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen. As of June 14, 2021, Neyaashiinigmiing entered the first phase of our Reopening Plan. Band Offices and Programs are open for limited in-person service. 

Visitor access to Neyaashiinigmiing is now permitted. The pandemic is not over however. All visitors and residents are asked to diligently follow all pandemic protocols, including frequent hand washing, masking, and physical distancing. 

Latest Updates

Dedicated Help Line for Indigenous People Applying for Federal Benefits

The Federal government has relaxed some regulations around who can apply for and receive Employment Insurance, and the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), and made benefits retroactive in some  cases as well. Reports indicate that applicants are receiving funds under the programs in under a week. These developments have made the Chippewas of Nawash […]

Band Office Temporarily Closed

To all community members: An employee in the band office has developed flu-like symptoms and is resting at home. The employee has consulted a doctor and the symptoms do NOT indicate a COVID-19 test is necessary. The employee is taking medical advice to self-quarantine for 14 days, in case the illness should worsen or develop […]

Food Bank Serving the Entire Community

Maintaining social distance can be a challenge as your shelves begin to empty. It may seem like a trip to town for groceries is inevitable, but remember that the Food Bank is now serving all residents twice weekly. Using the Food Bank helps us by reducing the risk of the COVID-19 virus being carried in […]

Maadookii Closed to the Public

For the added safety of our Maadookii residents during the pandemic, the building will be closed to the public until further notice. Access to the Maadookii will be restricted to residents, staff, and caregivers only. The COVID-19 virus is particularly dangerous to the elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions. Please respect the health and […]

Phase 3 of Kaikaiknong to Continue

The Chief and Council have directed the Housing Department to continue with Phase 3 of the Kaikaiknong Housing Development. Phase 3 is expected to take about 10 days, and involves Bridge Excavating entering the community to perform road work, ditching and watermain installation. Community safety is the highest priority of the Council, especially during the […]