In-Person Land Use Meeting, July 22, 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.

Feedback & Future Planning In-Person Meeting, July 22, 2021

The in-person meeting will provide members an opportunity to give feedback on issues previously addressed at meetings and workshops as well as the options to address them. The workshop will take place at the Maadookii Seniors Centre Grounds. All members are invited to sign up to share their knowledge and feedback. Social distancing and masks required. Refreshments will be provided.

Sign up for one of the three options on Thursday, July 22, 2021.

  • 11am-1PM (Seniors Forum)
  • 2PM-4PM (General Forum)
  • 6PM-8PM (General Forum) 

There is limited space 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.

Provide Your Feedback on Land Use and Infrastructure Plans

The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation is 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’ve created a survey with Shared Value Solutions, an Indigenous consulting firm we’ve retained to assist with community engagement. The survey seeks your feedback on a number of infrastructure issues facing the community. We need your feedback to make sure the plan serves the community and addresses the issues that are most important to members. We think you’ll find the survey interesting as well, as it invites you to think about our home community in different ways.

The online-only survey will be open until Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Be sure to add your voice to this important project!

Complete the survey.

Reminder: Community Meeting June 3 – 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 and Capital Infrastructure Survey

Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation are currently in the process of developing a Land Use Plan and Capital Infrastructure Plan for Neyaashiinigmiing reserve lands. These plans will build on the Comprehensive Community Plan completed in 2014 and will guide how we use, service and protect our lands.

This process is community driven. We want to hear your opinions and learn from your intimate knowledge of our community. To gather your important feedback, we’ve created a survey that will inform the Land Use and Capital Infrastructure Plans. We are requesting that all members complete the survey, which will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Every completed survey will be entered into a draw to receive one of 10 gift cards as a token of our appreciation. The survey collection period will close Sunday, June 20, 2021.

Chi-miigwech for participating in the survey and investing in the future of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.

Take the survey now.

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