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Update: May 20, 2022


We are urging all community members to please help stop the spread by:

  • wearing an N95 mask, if available, or a surgical mask in all indoor public settings
  • maintaining 2 metres of physical distance and wearing a face mask when this cannot be maintained
  • considering your risk of exposure to COVID-19 and act accordingly. Consider how your risk may affect your family, friends, elders, the vulnerable, community members and others in general.


The State of Emergency for Neyaashiinigmiing has been extended until July 31, 2022.
When a State of Emergency was declared in Neyaashiinigmiing when COVID-19 began, an Emergency Response Team comprised of Senior Staff in Nawash was immediately instituted to respond to and create processes for the community. They continue to meet on a weekly basis. This type of emergency also provides access to funding in order to carry out measures to keep our community safe

Update: May 20, 2022

There continues to be an active* COVID-19 outbreak in Neyaashiinigmiing. *An active outbreak will be considered ended when a period of 14 days has elapsed where there are no new or active cases confirmed among Neyaashiinigmiing residents or staff.

April 29, 2022

Public Health Grey Bruce let us know there were 3 overdoses in Grey Bruce last week one fatal in Saugeen Shores and two non-fatal in Grey County.
For anyone that is using drugs, please have naloxone on hand and always use with a sober friend who can administer naloxone and call 911 in case of an overdose.
Naloxone is available at pharmacies and at the Grey Bruce Health Unit Mon-Fri, 8:30 am to 4 pm, no appointment needed.

For more information, please click on the following links:
Overdose Alert
Narcan Poster
Tips for Talking to People with PWUD's

April 29, 2022

Dear Neyaashiinigmiing Residents,

In today’s newsletter, we informed the community about the following information.

The Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry has provided Nawash with results of a recent study which found the virus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) in 17 white-tailed deer from southwestern Ontario.

There has been a probable case of transmission of the virus from a deer to a human.

The Ministry is recommending to anyone handling wildlife to take precautions and follow health and safety recommendations when handling and processing wildlife.

Click on this link for more information and precautions to follow: SARS-CoV-2 in Deer in Ontario

April 29, 2022

As communicated previously,  one poultry flock in Neyaashiinigmiing tested positive in early April 2022 for Avian Influenza (AI) by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). AI is also known as H5N1 and the bird flu. Biosecurity protocols are still in place around the premises where the infected poultry flock was located.
Avian Influenza:  a contagious viral infection that can affect several species of food producing birds as well as pet birds and wild birds. The risk to humans is very low. 

When should I suspect Avian Influenza in my birds?
- sudden death                                                  - lack of energy, movement or appetite
decreased egg production                         - swelling around the head, neck and eyes
- coughing, gasping for air or sneezing    - nervous signs, tremors or lack of coordination
- diarrhea

Numbers to call if bird looks sick:
- For sick or deceased wild birds, please call Canadian Wildlife Health -Cooperative: 1-866-673-4781.
- For bird owners, please call the CFIA Surveillance and Diagnostics: 226-217-8022.

Click here for more important  Information on Avian Influenza Apr 29 2022

Latest Updates

Jan 19, 2022: Hiring! Community Emergency Response Coordinator, Bus Driver and more

We are currently seeking: Community Emergency Response CoordinatorChippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Program:                                AdministrationReports To:                           Senior Administrative OfficerType of Employment:       Full-time Term Contract (up to 6 months)Wage:                                     $39.89 – $49.59 per hourHours of Work:                   40 hours per week Closing Date:     Wednesday, February […]

Jan. 14, 2022: Family Pandemic Planning Guide for Neyaashiinigmiing – please fill out.

Social Services at Nawash has designed a Family Emergency Health Guide to help prepare families during the current wave of this pandemic. The intention of this guide is to have every household think about their individual pandemic plans.  By filling out this form, you are creating a plan that can help lessen the stress and impact of the COVID 19 […]


Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Newsletter COVID-19 UPDATES FOR NEYAASHIINIGMIING Community Updates  | January 14, 2022 *** There is an active COVID-19 outbreak in Neyaashiinigmiing.The community continues to remain closed to all except for residents, employees and essential services.Band Buildings are currently closed to the public.Essential Services such as Health and Social Assistance are still available […]

Jan 7, 2022: Updates: Nawash Health Centre & Nawash Board of Education

January 7, 2022 Important Notice Nawash Health Centre Services Available through till January 24, 2021 With the rise of COVID cases in the community all band buildings have been closed till January 24, 2022. This situation is being monitored daily. Chief and Council have directed that all band buildings be closed.  The health center will […]


Update: January 11, 2022 Many community members have been inquiring about why these test have not been delivered to each household. This is a great question. The reason is, unfortunately, Rapid COVID-19 Tests are not designed to withstand freezing temperatures which we have been experiencing here in Neyaashiinigming – therefore delivering them to each household […]