Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation

Kenora Hospital Declares COVID-19 Outbreak

Lake of the Woods District Hospital has activated its pandemic plan in response to two hospital patients testing positive for COVID-19. The health and safety of...

COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Kenora

Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH) has seen an increase in the number of inpatients with COVID-19 over the past week. The facility currently has four people...

COVID-19 Indigenous Vaccine Rollout Update

Vaccine rollout to First Nations elder care homes  Despite the reduced availability of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine due to shipment delays, the delivery and...

Pandemic Measures – Jan 26 2021 – Community Update

Chief and Council have announced an extension to the pandemic measures for an additional 14 days. This falls in line with Ontario’s extended the stay at home order for...

Virtual Zoom Session on COVID-19 with Chief Lorraine Cobiness and Chief Chris Skead

Please join the public policy forum for a virtual session on "How the Kenora Chiefs Advisory is fighting COVID-19 and Winning!" It starts at 11:30am CST on January 21st...

Pandemic Measures – Jan 12 2021 – Community Update

Early today, Ontario has declared a state of emergency with additional limits that come into effect on January 14, 2021. In response, Chief and Council has initiated...

T3PS, KCA, WNHAC Participating in COVID-19 Pilot Project

Members of the Treaty Three Police Services Have been receiving rapid COVID-19 testing as part of a pilot project in conjunction with Kenora Chiefs Advisory (KCA) and...

Lake of the Woods District Hospital Recipient of CMA Foundation Funding for COVID-19 Relief

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Foundation’s COVID-19 Community Hospital Fund granted $100,000 to Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH) as part of its...

Niisaachewan Partial Lockdown Lifted

PARTIAL LOCKDOWN LIFTED – Effective today, the partial lockdown is officially lifted. Chief and Council issued a media release earlier today. The 3 COVID-19 cases have...

Niisaachewan COVID-19 Positive Cases Resolved

Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation has received confirmation from the public health team that the COVID-19 cases have been resolved. On November 26th, Chief and Council...

Upcoming COVID-19 Mobile Testing in the Community

Mobile testing will be available in Niisaachewan on Monday November 30, 2020 between 12 noon and 1:30pm. BRING YOUR HEALTH CARD! You will need this to check your...

Niisaachewan Pandemic Measures Community Update

RESUME PARTIAL LOCK-DOWN – Please be advised that Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation will resume with the partial lock-down status that was initiated on Monday, November...

St Thomas Aquinas Grade 8 Closure

The Kenora Catholic District School Board has received notification of a second positive COVID-19 case at St. Thomas Aquinas High School and is working closely with the...

Niisaachewan is taking all precautionary measures

Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation is taking all precautions with the identified positive cases. Earlier this week, Chief and Council were notified that a household of 3...

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Day

9:30 am to 1:00 pm Saturday, November 27, 2020 BRING YOUR HEALTH CARD! You will need this to check your results.Drive to lower entrance.Stay in your vehicle until you...

Delayed Contact Tracing Efforts

Further to the November 26, 2020 notice that Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation has confirmed 3 members that have tested positive for Covid-19. Contact tracing is not yet...

URGENT – 3 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Niisaachewan

Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation has confirmed 3 members have tested positive for Covid-19. On November 26th 2020, Chief and Council were notified that a household of 3...

Positive COVID-19 Result At Bimose Tribal Council

Bimose Tribal Council has received notification that an individual associated with the Tribal Council has tested positive for COVID-19. Bimose Tribal Council is working...

Community Update – COVID-19 – 23 Nov 2020

POSSIBLE EXPOSURE – an essential worker was in the office on Wed. Nov 18 and tested positive on Sun. Nov 22. Further, some families recently received notice of...

COVID-19 Advisory for St Thomas Aquinas Students & Family

The Kenora Catholic District School Board has received notification of a positive COVID-19 case at St. Thomas Aquinas High School and is working closely with the...
Kenora Hospital Declares COVID-19 Outbreak

Kenora Hospital Declares COVID-19 Outbreak

Lake of the Woods District Hospital has activated its pandemic plan in response to two hospital patients testing positive for COVID-19. The health and safety of patients, their families, staff, professional staff, and volunteers is our utmost priority. As we are in an...
Kenora Hospital Declares COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Kenora

Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH) has seen an increase in the number of inpatients with COVID-19 over the past week. The facility currently has four people hospitalized with COVID-19, two of whom who were admitted due to severe symptoms of the virus. “This...
Kenora Hospital Declares COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 Indigenous Vaccine Rollout Update

Vaccine rollout to First Nations elder care homes  Despite the reduced availability of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine due to shipment delays, the delivery and administration of the vaccine to the most vulnerable members of your respective communities remains a priority....
Kenora Hospital Declares COVID-19 Outbreak

Pandemic Measures – Jan 26 2021 – Community Update

Chief and Council have announced an extension to the pandemic measures for an additional 14 days. This falls in line with Ontario’s extended the stay at home order for the next 2 weeks. The measures for Niisaachewan is hereby renewed until February 10th. The pandemic...

Niisaachewan Partial Lockdown Lifted

PARTIAL LOCKDOWN LIFTED – Effective today, the partial lockdown is officially lifted. Chief and Council issued a media release earlier today. The 3 COVID-19 cases have been resolved. The public health team visited the family and then met with the pandemic team....
Kenora Hospital Declares COVID-19 Outbreak

Upcoming COVID-19 Mobile Testing in the Community

Mobile testing will be available in Niisaachewan on Monday November 30, 2020 between 12 noon and 1:30pm. BRING YOUR HEALTH CARD! You will need this to check your results.Drive to lower entrance.Stay in your vehicle until you are called inside for your test.Wear a...
Kenora Hospital Declares COVID-19 Outbreak

Niisaachewan Pandemic Measures Community Update

RESUME PARTIAL LOCK-DOWN – Please be advised that Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation will resume with the partial lock-down status that was initiated on Monday, November 23. The end of the lock-down continues to be Wednesday, December. 9. Please keep in mind, the...
Kenora Hospital Declares COVID-19 Outbreak

St Thomas Aquinas Grade 8 Closure

The Kenora Catholic District School Board has received notification of a second positive COVID-19 case at St. Thomas Aquinas High School and is working closely with the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) to reduce the spread of the virus. The positive case is being...
Kenora Hospital Declares COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Day

9:30 am to 1:00 pm Saturday, November 27, 2020 BRING YOUR HEALTH CARD! You will need this to check your results.Drive to lower entrance.Stay in your vehicle until you are called inside for your test.Wear a mask.Health Practitioner will advise each individual on...
Kenora Hospital Declares COVID-19 Outbreak

Delayed Contact Tracing Efforts

Further to the November 26, 2020 notice that Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation has confirmed 3 members that have tested positive for Covid-19. Contact tracing is not yet complete. In an effort to limit the spread, Chief and Council has delayed the opening of the gate to...
URGENT – 3 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Niisaachewan

URGENT – 3 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Niisaachewan

Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation has confirmed 3 members have tested positive for Covid-19. On November 26th 2020, Chief and Council were notified that a household of 3 in the community have tested positive, and the family is under quarantine. Leadership in community...

Positive COVID-19 Result At Bimose Tribal Council

Bimose Tribal Council has received notification that an individual associated with the Tribal Council has tested positive for COVID-19. Bimose Tribal Council is working with the Northwestern Health Unit to make sure that all potential risks are minimized and are...
URGENT – 3 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Niisaachewan

Community Update – COVID-19 – 23 Nov 2020

POSSIBLE EXPOSURE – an essential worker was in the office on Wed. Nov 18 and tested positive on Sun. Nov 22. Further, some families recently received notice of potential exposure through the school. PARTIAL LOCKDOWN NOTICE: Effective immediately, Niisaachewan...
Lake of the Woods District Hospital Recipient of CMA Foundation Funding for COVID-19 Relief

Kenora Hospital COVID-19 Response Update

While there are currently no admitted positive COVID-19 cases in our Hospital, there has been an increase in positive cases in our community. It is understandable that a sudden rise in COVID-19 cases may heighten anxieties for some people. Please make your personal...
URGENT – 3 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Niisaachewan

Urgent COVID-19 Notice

There has been one (1) positive case of the COVID-19 virus confirmed in Washagamis Bay as of October 1, 2020.  There have been news reports about possible exposures to the virus in Valleyview Public School, St. Thomas Aquinas High School,...

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....

Urgent Community Notice

Be advised there are 2 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the Kenora and 1 confirmed case in Wabaseemoong. The health, well-being, safety, and security of Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation and its members are critically important. Chief and Council have enforced measures to...

Band Office & Community Checkpoint Updates

Band Office remains open and operating during the hours of 9am – 3pm Monday – Thursday with limited staff. Meals on Wheels every Wednesday – pick up at band office, front door with social distancing.Emergency Pandemic Assistance is available for June 2020. All...
Emergency Community Support Fund

Emergency Community Support Fund

The Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) is a $350 million emergency funding program from the Government of Canada. The fund is designed to help Canada’s most vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 crisis. The global pandemic has left no community untouched,...

Emergency Pandemic Assistance Distribution #3

As per Chief & Council’s decision on April 28th, we will be issuing round 3 of the Emergency Pandemic Assistance. Payments will go out starting on Tuesday May 5, 2020. Email ea@niisaachewan.ca with your Name, Children’s Name(s), and Banking Information. Any...
Emergency Food Hampers

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...

Updated Niisaachewan Community Lockdown Notice

Please know that the gate is closed to incoming and outgoing traffic on MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SUNDAY. Please note: If you have an appointment, you must confirm your appointment with the Health Manager at the band office. Also, if you are an essential...

Niisaachewan Partial Lockdown in Effect

COVID19 Update – PARTIAL LOCKDOWN IN EFFECT April 21, 2020 On Friday April 17, 2020 the NWHU confirmed its first positive case in Kenora, Ontario. Many of our neighboring communities have implemented further lockdown measures to protect their members and limit...
URGENT – 3 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Niisaachewan

First positive COVID-19 case in Kenora

Kenora has its first confirmed COVID-19 case. This case brings the total for the Northwestern Health Unit area to 13. The case acquired the virus from out of province travel, is currently self-isolating, and has had very few contacts. All contacts have been followed...

Community Notification System

Community Notification System in the Event of Telecommunication Disruption. Going door-to-door is not advisable. In the event of telecommunications disruption, households will receive 4 colour codes to display in their most visible window and front door (facing the...

Niisaachewan COVID-19 Updates

Be advised that due to the Global Pandemic COVID-19 and in order to minimize the impact of an epidemic / pandemic outbreak in our community and homelands, Chief and Council of Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation have deemed it necessary to enact the following actions:...

Niisaachewan Community Will Remain At Level 1

Effective April 2, 2020 – the community will remain at Level 1. What does this mean? Check Point Operators will increase screening at the Reserve Line. We ask everyone to please respect the Operators as they are there to ensure that preventative measures are...

Niisaachewan Checkpoint Road Closure

Due to the security, health and safety of our people that reside in Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation, it has been decided that we will be closing road access to ALL INCOMING AND OUTGOING TRAFFIC overnight during the hours of 11pm – 6am starting on THURSDAY APRIL...
URGENT – 3 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Niisaachewan

Gatherings Over 5 People Prohibited In Ontario

The Ontario government has issued an emergency order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to prohibit organized public events and social gatherings of more than five people. PLEASE NOTE: This applies to private gatherings at home unless the 5+...

Hydro One Reduced Electricity Rates During Coronavirus

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, we want to let you know how we’re monitoring the situation and maintaining continuity for our customers, while ensuring that our team members remain safe and healthy during this critical time. Our plans to continue...

Niisaachewan Community Updates – March 24, 2020

Be advised that due to the Global Pandemic COVID-19 and in order to minimize the impact of an epidemic / pandemic outbreak in our community and homelands, Chief and Council of Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation have deemed it necessary to enact the following actions:...
Treaty Three Police COVID-19 Press Release

Treaty Three Police COVID-19 Press Release

Treaty Three Police Service is dedicated to providing a quality policing service to the citizens of Treaty Three, in consultation with our policing partners. As the Treaty Three Police Service, we are taking steps to maintain our policing duties during the coronavirus...

Anishinaabe Abinooji Family Services Pandemic Measures

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and evolving precautionary measures taking place in our service area, Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services offices will be closed effective Thursday March 19, 2020 at 4:30 PM. The earliest date for reopening will be Monday April...

Niisaachewan Community Checkpoint & Updates

Please be advised that due to recent concerns regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, or COVID-19 and in order to minimize the impact of an epidemic / pandemic outbreak in our community and territory, the Chief and Council of Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation...
Lake of the Woods District Hospital Recipient of CMA Foundation Funding for COVID-19 Relief

Kenora Hospital New Restrictions and Screening

Lake of the Woods District Hospital is activating its pandemic plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of patients, their families, staff, professional staff, and volunteers is our utmost priority. The plan is in place for the safety of our...

Lake of the Woods District Hospital Pandemic Plan

Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH) is activating pandemic plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic Lake of the Woods District Hospital is activating its pandemic plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of patients, their families,...
Urgent Notice – Travel Restrictions

Urgent Notice – Travel Restrictions

Pandemic Emergency Preparedness – Temporary Travel Restrictions Effective Immediately! As of March 11, 2020, The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Covid 19 an International Pandemic and has affected over 100,000 cases globally in over 111...
URGENT – 3 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Niisaachewan

Coronavirus Updates for Northwestern Ontario

There have been NO CASES of Coronavirus in Northwestern Ontario, and there is no reason to believe that it is possible to acquire the virus locally. The Health Unit will keep the public updated with any changes in this situation. In an effort to keep our community...
Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Updates

In an effort to remove fears about the Coronavirus we urge our Band Members and the general public to please visit the following link from the World Health Organization. Please bookmark the page below and visit it frequently. It is the best and most up-to-date source...