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.

Tiny Home Best-Use Survey

The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation and Saugeen First Nation are partnering with the Huronia Area Aboriginal Management Board (HAAMB) and Aboriginal Labour Force Development Circle to build two Tiny Homes. A Tiny Home is a small-footprint home that maximizes space and energy efficiency while still offering the comfort and service connections of a full-size residence. A Tiny Home can be a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative for individuals, couples and small families. Each First Nation will take ownership of one of the Tiny Homes to add to its housing stock.

We’ve prepared a survey for members to tell us how they think our Tiny Home should be used. Visit the Tiny Home Best-Use Survey page to tell us what you think!

Community Feedback Wanted from All Members

There is a lot going on these days as the Council works diligently towards bettering our community in a complicated time. We have two new pieces of draft legislation, and are currently taking feedback on drafting a third:

These are bold initiatives that will help shape our future, and the Council and Administration needs your feedback. Follow the links above to have your say.

We understand that not all members have access to the internet, but we believe everybody’s voice counts. Paper copies of the drafts, as well as feedback forms, are available in the Band Office. You can drop in and pick up copies, or call Band Office reception at 519-534-1689 to have them delivered to your mailbox. Please share this info with all your relations that may not have internet access.

Topological Survey Being Conducted for New WTP

JD Barnes will be coming to Nawash for two to three weeks beginning August 24, to survey the areas around the existing booster pump stations, and sections of some roads along the distribution route. The technicians will be collecting topographic information to better inform the new water distribution system design. JD Barnes crew will mark out the pavement on the following roads with water-based survey paint that will wear away in time:

  • Dock Road
  • Boundary Road
  • Pit Road
  • Point Road
  • Lighthouse Road
  • Prairie Road
  • Port Elgin Road

Community Re-Opening Survey

We have been incredibly fortunate to not have any cases of COVID-19 in Neyaashiinigmiing thus far. The Council is truly grateful for the inspiring level of concern and leadership from all residents responsibly following safety guidelines. We have taken the first steps towards re-opening the community by allowing our non-residents members to visit. The Council and Administration are putting a great deal of thought into how and to what extent we might re-open Neyaashiinigmiing further. We are eager to hear what the community thinks about it as well. You can help, and have your opinion heard, by completing this short survey.