NIISAACHEWAN ANISHINAABE NATION

We are exercising our inherent right to protect our land, the water, our traditions, and to practice self governance.  Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation has been in this area since time immemorial.  Our people… our path… our way!

Latest Coronavirus News

Sagkeeng First Nation goes into lockdown with 1st COVID-19 case

A confirmed case of COVID-19 has put Sagkeeng First Nation into lockdown. Chief Derrick Henderson said the First Nation's council was told Monday night that a member of the community, about 100 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, had tested positive....

Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh Letter To Justin Trudeau

Grand Council Treaty #3 Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh recently sent the following letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on international border issues and how it relates to Treaty #3 territory in Northwestern Ontario. Dear Prime Minister,  Canada and the...

Niisaachewan Community Access Updates – July 6, 2020

The community gate will be open 7 days a week MONDAY - SUNDAY from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.Band members and Non band members are welcome to visit their family. Please remember to stay within your “BUBBLE” and within your family grouping as recommended.The maximum allowed...

Niisaachewan Community Access Updates – June 29, 2020

Effective June 29, 2020 the community will be at Level 1. This will continue to be reviewed on a weekly basis. What does this mean? Gate will be open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.Children are allowed to leave the community at their parent's discretion. We do...

Niisaachewan 2020 Election Results

Thanks to a massive effort by the many security and support/volunteer personnel, Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation successfully held the 2020 Band Election. Please see below the photo of the election board results. The successful candidates are: Lorraine Cobiness -...

Emergency Food Hampers

Are you worried and struggling with food security? Ne-chee Friendship Centre want to lend a helping hand. Their emergency food bank program is now available for anyone in the Kenora area during the COVID-19 pandemic. An intake must be completed and delivery is to your...

Niisaachewan Library Opens

According to StatsCan, only 47% of the Niisaachewan community havea high school diploma, compared to 91% of the national populationaged 24-64.This inequality is rooted in the Indian Act, the residentialschool system and the lack of funding for on-reserve schooling....

All Nations Health Partners Ontario Health Team

Wednesday was a cause for celebration - as we stood in front of hundreds of the broader community, together with the 14 other partners to announce the All Nations Health Partners Ontario Health Team. The All Nations Hospital is in it's planning stage, and the hospital...

Creating partnerships to combat cancer in Treaty 3 territory

The Treaty 3 area has higher rates of certain cancers according to Cancer Care Ontario but access to information about the disease is a problem — the Kenora Chiefs Advisory aims to break down barriers community members face in accessing information about the deadly...

People helping People Charitable Corp

A great day for Kenora Chiefs Advisory. We feasted and celebrated our documents and relationship with our new Board of Directors for our People helping People - Charitable Corp members Hannita, Steven, Gary, David, Vernon, and Eric! This partnership will bring a...

Message from the Chief

The Fednor announcement by Bob Nault is awesome and great news for our community! I need to acknowledge the long and hard work that has been put into this project over the years, special acknowledgement to my former council members Merv Copenace, Roberta Jameson, and...

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Niiwin Wendaanimok – August 2020

Niiwin Wendaanimok – August 2020

The Niiwin Wendaanimok Partnership formed in October 2018 when the Nations of Wauzhushk Onigum, Washagamis Bay, Shoal Lake 40, and Niisaachewan signed a Unity Agreement to coordinate their shared experiences, concerns, and interests as they relate to the Twinning of...

Sagkeeng First Nation goes into lockdown with 1st COVID-19 case

Sagkeeng First Nation goes into lockdown with 1st COVID-19 case

A confirmed case of COVID-19 has put Sagkeeng First Nation into lockdown. Chief Derrick Henderson said the First Nation's council was told Monday night that a member of the community, about 100 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, had tested positive....

Overdue Boaters Located during Fishing Derby

Overdue Boaters Located during Fishing Derby

On the evening of Sunday, September 6th, 2020 during the last day of One-Man Lake Walleye Classic in Wabaseemoong First Nation, three vessels failed to report to weigh in. One vessel was able to make its way back and the fishermen reported that the other 2 vessels...

Flood Vulnerability Study

Flood Vulnerability Study

We are participating in a Flood Vulnerability Study that will determine the impacts of future flooding within Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation and the Treaty #3 territory, map out potentially vulnerable areas, and build capacity in our community. Grand Council Treaty...

Call for CORDA Program Funding Applications for 2021-2022

I am pleased to announce the call for funding applications to the Canada Ontario Resource Development Agreement (CORDA) program for 2021-2022. CORDA supports a variety of natural resource management projects such as fishing, forestry, trapping, resource-based tourism,...

Government of Canada Pandemic Benefits

The federal government is extending the Canada emergency response benefit (CERB) by one more month and revamping the employment insurance program to allow more people to receive financial assistance during COVID-19. The suite of benefit reforms, aimed at helping...