Community Meeting – Land Use and Capital Infrastructure Plans

Land Use Plan & Capital Infrastructure Plan Community Meeting June 3, 2021

Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation are developing a Land Use Plan and Capital Infrastructure Plan for the community. Both plans will establish a vision for the future of our community and a path to get there. We have hired two consulting firms to support this project: Neegan Burnside Ltd and Shared Value Solutions.

The purpose of this virtual community meeting is to focus on the Land Use Plan and:

  1. Discuss what the consulting team has heard from members so far, as captured in the Community Engagement Narrative, summarized here; and
  2. Present key land use planning issues raised by members and identify some options for feedback and input.

Virtual Community Meeting Details

A virtual Community Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 at 7:00 PM to share the project progress and generate input on key issues that will guide the Land Use Plan. Come to share your thoughts or ask questions!

All community members are welcome and encouraged to attend virtually.

Register for the meeting online. If you have questions, contact Larissa Johnston, Lands Manager/Membership Supervisor, by phone 519-534-1689 or e-mail: larissa.johnston@nawash.ca.

The Community Forum will also be streamed live on our YouTube channel.

About the Land Use Plan

The Land Use Plan will guide future planning on the surveyed reserve lands (#27 Neyaashiinigmiing), Cape Croker Hunting Grounds, and the 69-acre vacant parcel undergoing the Additions to Reserve process (Lots 61-63 Con 3E & Lots 61-62 Con 4 East, Neyaashiinigmiing). It will consider the environment, species at risk, areas used for cultural purposes that allow Neyaashiinigmiing to plan for future development while protecting what is important.

The Land Use Plan scheduled to be completed between December 2020 and July 2021.

About the Capital Infrastructure Plan

The Capital Infrastructure Plan will identify ways to address infrastructure challenges, such as housing, water treatment and distribution, wastewater treatment and disposal, solid waste management, roads and drainage, and communications. This Plan will help prioritize Neyaashiinigmiing’s infrastructure needs by identifying key objectives from community input and providing recommendations based on engineering principles.

The Capital Infrastructure Plan is scheduled to be completed between April 2021 and November 2021.

Land Use Plan & Capital Infrastructure Plan Mapping Workshop, March 16-18, 2021

Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation are in the process of developing a Land Use Plan and Capital Infrastructure Plan for the community. Both plans will establish a vision for the future of our community and a path to get there. We thank those community members who have participated in the process so far, either in the community meeting, knowledge holder interviews, or survey.

Our next engagement event promises to be fun and interactive!

Mapping Workshop: You’re Invited

The mapping workshop will provide members with an interactive opportunity to provide input on past, present and future land uses. The workshop will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams, in small groups of 4-8 participants per session. Our consultants, SVS, will share a live map of Neyaashiinigmiing over the screen and, through a series of questions, together we will mark it up with knowledge, stories, and visions for the future. All community members are invited to participate and share your knowledge about the land.

Sign up for one of three workshop timeslots:

  • Tuesday, March 16th, 2-4 pm
  • Wednesday, March 17th, 7-9 pm
  • Thursday, March 18th, 7-9 pm

There are limited spots so sign up now!

To register, or if you have any questions, contact Larissa Johnston, Lands Manager/Membership Supervisor, by phone 519-534-1689 or e-mail: larissa.johnston@nawash.ca.

About the Land Use Plan

The Land Use Plan will guide future planning on the surveyed reserve lands (#27 Neyaashiinigmiing), Cape Croker Hunting Grounds, and the 69-acre vacant parcel undergoing the Additions to Reserve process (Lots 61-63 Con 3E & Lots 61-62 Con 4 East, Neyaashiinigmiing). It will consider the environment, species at risk, areas used for cultural purposes that allow Neyaashiinigmiing to plan for future development while protecting what is important.

The Land Use Plan scheduled to be completed between December 2020 and July 2021.

About the Capital Infrastructure Plan

The Capital Infrastructure Plan will identify ways to address infrastructure challenges, such as housing, water treatment and distribution, wastewater treatment and disposal, solid waste management, roads and drainage, and communications. This Plan will support prioritizing Neyaashiinigmiing’s infrastructure needs by identifying key objectives from community input and providing recommendations based on engineering principles.

The Capital Infrastructure Plan is scheduled to be completed between April 2021 and November 2021.

Reminder: Land Use and Infrastructure Community Survey

The development of Land Use and Capital Infrastructure Plans is well underway. We are currently in the community consultation phase, during which we are gathering the insights, opinions and visions of the membership for the future of Neyaashiinigmiing. The most direct way to share your way of knowing our land is by completing the Community Survey. You’ll be helping us plan for the needs of today’s residents – and the generations to come. Your responses will be kept entirely anonymous and, as a bonus, $25 gift cards will be awarded to 10 lucky members randomly drawn from the completed surveys.

Share your voice with us today! The last day to complete the Community Survey will be February 28th, 2021.

Reminder: Attend the Online Community Meeting

Chippewas of Nawash members and Neyaashiinigmiing residents are reminded that we will be holding an online public meeting tonight to discuss the creation of a Land Use Plan and Capital Infrastructure Plan. This important initiative will inform the future of our home community and we encourage everyone to attend. Attendees will be able to ask questions and give their feedback on the project.

To attend the online meeting, pre-registration is required. The meeting will be streamed on our YouTube channel and the recording will be also available on our channel after the event. Pre-register here.

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YgmUqJ40STyJC21ZHsGL8A

Look to Our Future

Watch our launch video for the Land Use and Capital Infrastructure plans, featuring Chief Greg Nadjiwon and Lands Manager Larissa Johnston.

Land Use and Capital Infrastructure Plans Community Engagement

Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation are currently in the process of developing a Land Use Plan and Capital Infrastructure Plan for Neyaashiinigmiing surveyed reserve lands. These plans will build on the Comprehensive Community Plan completed in 2014.

It’s important that our plans reflect the goals of our entire First Nation. We’re committed to engaging the whole community, on and off the reserve, throughout the project. You can hear from some of the project planners at the Community Virtual Meeting being held on Thursday January 28th. This online event will introduce the project, and explain the process of land use planning and capital infrastructure planning. Join us to ask questions about the project, and find out how you can get involved in shaping our future. All members are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Date: Thursday, January 28th, 2021
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 PM
Registration: Register online!

We have also created a feedback form so you can share your knowledge of Neyaashiinigmiing, and your ideas for future land use and infrastructure investment. This survey will inform the Land Use Plan and Capital Infrastructure Plan. We are inviting all members to complete the short survey, which will only take 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

As a bonus, $25 gift cards will be awarded to 10 lucky members randomly drawn from the completed surveys.

Take the survey!

Community Virtual Meeting – January 28, 7:00 PM

Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation are beginning the process of developing a Land Use Plan and Capital Infrastructure Plan for the community. Both plans will establish a vision for the future of our community and a path to get there. We have hired two consulting firms to support this project: Neegan Burnside Ltd and Shared Value Solutions. An online Community Meeting has been scheduled for January 28, 2021, to discuss the important planning process.

Virtual Community Meeting Details

Date: Thursday, January 28th, 2021
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 PM
Registration: Register online!
Topic: This meeting will introduce the project, and explain the process of land use planning and capital infrastructure planning. Join us to ask questions about the project, and find out how you can get involved in shaping our future. All members are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

The community meeting will also be streamed live on our YouTube channel.

About the Land Use Plan

The Land Use Plan will guide future planning on the surveyed reserve lands (#27 Neyaashiinigmiing), Cape Croker Hunting Grounds, and the 69-acre vacant parcel undergoing the Additions to Reserve process (Lots 61-63 Con 3E & Lots 61-62 Con 4 East, Neyaashiinigmiing). It will consider the environment, species at risk, areas used for cultural purposes that allow Neyaashiinigmiing to plan for future development while protecting what is important.

The Land Use Plan scheduled to be completed between December 2020 and July 2021.

About the Capital Infrastructure Plan

The Capital Infrastructure Plan will identify ways to address infrastructure challenges, such as housing, water treatment and distribution, wastewater treatment and disposal, solid waste management, roads and drainage, and communications. This Plan will support prioritizing Neyaashiinigmiing’s infrastructure needs by identifying key objectives from community input and providing recommendations based on engineering principles.

The Capital Infrastructure Plan is scheduled to be completed between April 2021 and November 2021.