Virtual Ceremony Planned for Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is one of the most important days of the year to the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, the time when we proudly and somberly celebrate the bravery, commitment and sacrifice of our many cherished veterans.

Neyaashiinigmiing traditionally observes Remembrance Day with a very well-attended public ceremony. Unfortunately, as it has impacted so many other parts of our lives, the COVID-19 pandemic requires significant restrictions to this year’s ceremony.

In order to keep the participants as safe as possible, particularly the elder veterans, and to comply with provincial restrictions on the size of outdoor gatherings, the Remembrance Day ceremony will not be open to the public. Out of respect and concern for the safety of the colour party and honoured guests, please do not attempt to attend the ceremony in person.

To allow our members to participate in our Remembrance Day observance, we will be live streaming the ceremony to the community from our Facebook page at

While we would all prefer to gather in person, as a family, we are pleased to bring the entire membership together – virtually – to honour our veterans. Please mark your calendars to attend the Remembrance Day live stream.

Date: November 11, 2020
Time: 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM

Livestream Scheduled for SON Land Claim Closing Submissions

Opening arguments in the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) Land Claim were heard almost 18 months ago, in a simpler time. This year the COVID-19 pandemic caused the postponement of all in-person hearing dates until courts adopted virtual methods for holding Trials. The delays caused by the pandemic slowed the pace of the trial, but lawyers are now making submissions again, online. Closing submissions (arguments) in our landmark case will begin on Monday. October 19, 2020.

The closing submissions will be livestreamed on YouTube in response to a special request from our legal team to the Court to allow the proceedings to be streamed so that SON members could observe.  A link to the livestream will be posted daily on the website of Olthius, Kleer, Townshend, at

Members are invited and encouraged to tune in to this historic event.