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!

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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 Community Access Updates – 6/16/2020

Effective today June 16, 2020 @ 7:00 a.m. The community will be in a Level 1 with Level 2 restrictions. This will be reviewed on a weekly basis. What does this mean? Essential shopping day will be Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m....

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...

Latest News

All Nations Hospital Site Survey

All Nations Hospital Site Survey

The All Nations Hospital Project to redevelop the Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH) in Kenora is underway. Input from all hospital users including First Nations, Métis and summer visitors is critical at this early planning stage to ensure the new facility...

Kenora Chiefs Advisory Response to Defeated By-Law

Kenora Chiefs Advisory Response to Defeated By-Law

The Kenora Chiefs Advisory is applauding Kenora City Councils decision to defeat the proposed loitering bylaw.  Today Kenora Chiefs leadership watched the live stream, as Kenora City Council defeated the proposed loitering bylaw with a 6 to 1 vote against. ...

Manomin Declaration of Support

Manomin Declaration of Support

We, the Elders of Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation, support the Manomin Research Project.  The Manomin Research Project seeks to understand what is causing Manomin loss in traditional harvesting areas and to restore the fields.  We, the Elders, recognize the...

Urgent Illegal Drug Warning

The Ontario Provincial Police & Northwestern Health Unit has issued warnings of a drug containing fentanyl which has caused a series of overdoses in Northwestern Ontario recently. Police are investigating a sudden death that took place in Kenora on Sunday and are...

Virtual Session – Diabetes Information Circle

Virtual Session – Diabetes Information Circle

Looking for answers to your questions about living with Diabetes? Join Certified Diabetes Educator Mona Joudry on July 21, 2020 at 10 am for the second installment of the IDHC Virtual Diabetes Information Circle! Register here:...

Lake of the Woods Outflow Reductions

LWCB is planning some outflow reductions out of Lake of the Woods this week.  Their plan is to reduce outflow by 10 m3/s daily, starting tomorrow and extending into the weekend.  This would reduce the outflow from the current 300 m3/s to 240 m3/s by next Monday.  The...

KCA Press Release on Kenora’s Proposed Loitering Bylaw

KCA Press Release on Kenora’s Proposed Loitering Bylaw

No consultation with Indigenous leaders on proposed bylaw  The proposed loitering bylaw being considered by the City of Kenora lacked any consultation with Indigenous leadership.  The Kenora Chiefs are comprised of nine First Nations surrounding the City of...

Adult Case Manager

Adult Case Manager

Kenora Chiefs Advisory is seeking an Adult Case Manager to deliver culturally safe, trauma informed, clinical case management mental health and addictions services to our servicing communities. They will provide support in-community that include advocating for...