Pandemic Measures Community – Dec 3 Update

PARTIAL LOCKDOWN ENDS DECEMBER 9TH – The end of the lockdown continues to be Wednesday, December. 9. Please keep in mind, the lockdown may be extended but notice will be given. TESTING UPDATE: 90% of the people tested received results – it’s negative so far! No...
Cancer Care Journey Project Update

Cancer Care Journey Project Update

Culture influences the way patients talk about cancer, understand it and communicate their symptoms. It also influences how messages about treatment and care are received by patients. Researchers and translators tell us that cancer terms are highly technical and that...

Office Closure

Out of respect for the Henry family the Niisaachewan Band Office is closed and will reopen on November 2, 2020 at 9am.  

Band Office Phones Are Down

Niisaachewan’s Band Office phones are currently down and no calls can be made in or out due to problems with the phone lines. The problems are being worked on and expected to be fixed soon.  
Naming of Kenora Makwa Patrol

Naming of Kenora Makwa Patrol

The Elders Council for Kenora Chiefs Advisory (KCA) met last week to discuss the renaming of the 24/7 Street Patrol to properly reflect the hard work being done in Kenora. It has become clear within the first few months of operations that the Bear Clan governance...
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...
Overdue Boaters Located during Fishing Derby

Niisaachewan Monthly Police Reports

During the month of July there were a total of 12 calls for service reported to the Treaty Three Police Service. Out of those 12 calls for service, there were 2 Criminal Code offenses (possible criminal charges) reported. There was 1 crime against a person reported....

Parsec Youth Network – Student Academic Support

My name is Anna Tran, I am a recent graduate from McMaster University. I am reaching out today on behalf of my team at the Parsec Youth Network (PYN) to share a recent initiative of mine. We would love to be given the opportunity to help support the youth of First...
Indigenous Services Canada Registration Appointments

Indigenous Services Canada Registration Appointments

Beginning August 17, 2020 the Ontario Region is pleased to offer appointments for registration & membership services. You can contact the nearest office for more information. Please note that masks or face coverings are mandatory for all in-person services....

Impact of COVID-19 on 2020 Treaty Payment Events

Dear Chief and Council,  I hope this letter finds your community in good health and spirits. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose a serious risk to Indigenous communities, the health and safety of all Canadians remains a paramount priority for the Government of...
All Nations Hospital Project – Project Update – July 2020

All Nations Hospital Project – Project Update – July 2020

Dear Steering Committee,  We hope everyone is healthy and able to enjoy the beautiful summer weather.  The All Nations Hospital Steering Committee chair & vice-chair and Project Planning Team thank you all for your support over the past month, and as...
All Nations Hospital Project – Project Update – July 2020

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...
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...
Grand Council Treaty #3 – Wear A Mask Video Contest

Grand Council Treaty #3 – Wear A Mask Video Contest

As businesses and public spaces begin to reopen, wearing a mask is important to protect yourself and others. We are asking Treaty #3 to help communicate why it is so important to wear a mask to stop the spread of coronavirus Covid-19. Submit your video for a chance to...

Social Media Contest – Win A Custom NAN Hoodie

To keep our members connected and increase communication, we are holding an online contest. The contest is open to Niisaachewan Band Members & Community Members. 6 CHANCES TO WIN A CUSTOM NAN HOODIE The contest closes on Sunday July 5th 2020 @ 11:59am. The draw...
Niisaachewan 2020 Election Results

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...
Gate Information for Community Members

Gate Information for Community Members

The gate is open for community members today from 7:00 am. to 9:00 pm. The Polls are open from 9:00 am. to 4:00 pm. If you leave the community it is not recommended to return until after the polls have closed at 4:00 pm or you could be in queue at the line up. Non...
Gate Information for Community Members

2020 Band Election – Updated Candidate List

The updated candidate list for the Niisaachewan 2020 Band Election is available for download from the Band Member Area. This list includes people who have withdrawn, as well as the nominators and seconders for each candidate....
NAN Statement on Gay Pride

NAN Statement on Gay Pride

Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation’s Chief and Council are committed to the recognition of our community members who are lesbian / gay / bi-sexual / transgender / 2-spirit / questioning, and are dedicated to creating a positive and non-judgmental environment where...

Niisaachewan 2020 Election Documents Available for Download Now!

Band Members can now access the election information sheet, nomination form, and declaration of trust in the secure login area on Niisaachewan’s website here: https://www.niisaachewan.ca/band-member-area/ Forgot Username or Password? If you are having problems...

Niisaachewan Community Access Amendment

The previous community alert posted here: https://www.niisaachewan.ca/b/ax is still valid and stands with the amnded allowance for shopping day. Essential Shopping Days On Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday between 7am and 9pm… Band and Community members...

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...

Post Secondary Deadline Today!

Post-Secondary applications are due today by 4:30PM, central standard time. I must receive your application by email at [email protected], by fax, or hand-delivered to me before 4:30pm. Given that today is a not an essential travel day, I can meet you at the...
Adult Case Manager

Kenora Chiefs Advisory Logo Contest

Submit a logo and win an iPad! Members of Grassy Narrows, Shoal Lake #40, Wauzhusk Onigum, Whitefish Bay, Obashkaandagaang, and Niisaachewan are invited to submit a logo on the First Nations Climate Change Adaption Program. The Climate Team aims to support the...
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,...

Post Secondary Update

As directed by the NAN education committee, the Education Department will be accepting Post- Secondary Applications for the 2020-21 academic year, with the same deadline of June 1st by 4:30PM CST. Post-secondary education institutes are still offering programs whether...

Ontario Ready to Respond to Spring Flooding Season

The Ontario government has been actively working with federal and municipal governments, First Nations partners, and non-governmental organizations to prepare and respond to any flooding situation across the province during the COVID-19 outbreak…...
Grand Council Treaty #3 Jobs

Grand Council Treaty #3 Jobs

Grand Council Treaty #3 has three job postings currently and are looking for passionate and dedicated people to fill them.The Social Policy Analyst job is closing on May 15, 2020. The successful candidate will work at Grand Council Treaty#3 to undertake program...

Community Dinner Service

Hamburger SteakMashed Potatoes & GravyVegetablesBannockPie & Cake Today’s dinner will be ready for 3:30 pm.  Provided by Brenda Beardy. We are looking for delivery service, please let us know if you can help. Containers will be provided, please do not bring...
Kenora Hospital Receives Approval for COVID-19 Assessment Centre

Kenora Hospital Receives Approval for COVID-19 Assessment Centre

On Monday March 30th the Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH), in partnership with the Sunset Country Family Health Team (SCFHT), Kenora District Services Board (KDSB), Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe’iyewigamig (WNHAC), and Kenora Chiefs Advisory (KCA), will be...
WNHAC New Number

WNHAC New Number

Effective immediately, all of WNHAC can be accessed through one number: 1-888-MYWNHAC(1-888-699-6422) Please use this number to contact any WNHAC service provider or location.  
Medications – Non-Insured Health Benefits

Medications – Non-Insured Health Benefits

Individuals can request up to 3 months of their prescriptions for chronic medications. Pharmacies also have access to NIHB policy information through the claims processing contractor Express Scripts by way of the website and telephone support. For more information...
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...

Status Cards Issuing – Community Visit

Kyra Adams from Bimose Tribal Council will be in our community on Wednesday March 18th between 4:30pm and 7:30pm to issue Status Cards. This will happen at the Band Office and is a free service. You will need your full name, date of birth, and Band Number, and two...
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...

Band Member Notice

To safeguard Niisaachewan’s financial information, Band Members who wish to login to our website ‘Band Member’s Area’ must signup and register again – https://www.niisaachewan.ca/wp-login.php?action=register It is vitally important that...
Calling all Treaty #3 Science Enthusiasts

Calling all Treaty #3 Science Enthusiasts

Enter to win a free science trip to Winnipeg, Manitoba between March 25 and March 27, 2020! Only 10 lucky winners will be chosen and travel to Winnipeg, MB for 2 nights with a full day of science based activities at the Winnipeg Museum of Man and Nature and...
Four Winds Newsletter – January 2020

Four Winds Newsletter – January 2020

A Unity Agreement was signed between the Nations of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, Washagamis Bay, Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation, and Wauzhushk Onigum Nation in October 2018 to coordinate the Nations’ shared experience, concerns, and interests as they relate to the...

Climate Change Youth Summit

On January 28th, 29th of 2020 Grand Council Treaty #3’s Territorial Planning Unit hosted their second Climate Change Youth Summit. The summit saw over 50 youth from Treaty #3 communities attend and discuss climate change.  The youth that participated had the...

Ontario supports Afterschool Programs

Ontario’s government is investing in after-school programs in three small communities in Kenora-Rainy River. Through the Ministry of Heritage, Tourism and Sport, the province is providing: $30,000 for the Dalles First Nation after school program $24,000 for the Town...

One-Time Post-Secondary Call Out

Eligibility Requirements Any Band Members (sponsored/unsponsored) currently enrolled in an accredited Education Institution during the 2019-2020 academic year. Any Band Members (sponsored/unsponsored) planning to enroll in courses or training occurring before March...
Niisaachewan Library Opens

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....

Treaty #3 Resource Specialist Letter of Introduction

Emily Wyszynski started her position in the Territorial Planning Unit on January 6, 2020 and we are very excited about what she will be bringing to the table. Emily will be focused on the files of Forestry and Mining in the TPU. Please feel free to reach out to her in...

Water First Program Internship

There are 17 internship positions available with 1 position guaranteed for the 11 participating communities and the remaining 6 on a First-Come-First-Serve basis. If you have any questions about the program or need assistance with hiring process please contact Adam...
The Manomin Project Seeks Poetry and Art Submissions

The Manomin Project Seeks Poetry and Art Submissions

The Manomin Project is now seeking poetry and art submissions about manomin (wild rice)! They’re asking creators to submit original pieces that explore human and other-than-human relationships with manomin. In order to be considered, individuals must...

All Nations Hospital (ANH) Steering Committee Update

The Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH) will undertake the planning of a new All Nations Hospital facility, under the directives of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) Capital Planning Guidelines, and in alignment with the planning parameters...

Winnipeg River Water Levels Alert

This is being distributed to recipients along the Winnipeg River. Please note that the change in outflow scheduled for today has been increased, See the attached notice for more information. Current Lake of the Woods outflow: 425 m³/s Scheduled outflow Monday,...
Treaty 3 Youth Innovation Challenge

Treaty 3 Youth Innovation Challenge

The Youth Innovation Challenge is an opportunity for Indigenous youth to win $10,000 towards a project or business that positively impacts their community. The challenge is open to all Indigenous youth in the Kenora and Rainy River Districts under 30yrs old. We are...
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Grand Council Treaty #3 is hosting a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. Grand Council Treaty #3  invites all community front line workers (eg. health care workers, mental health workers, addiction workers, community wellness worker, etc). Date: October...
Treaty #3 Leadership meet with IJC Commissioners

Treaty #3 Leadership meet with IJC Commissioners

On August 15, 2019 in Treaty 2 Territory, leadership from the Anishinaabe Nation of Treaty #3 and technical support staff met with International Joint Commission (IJC) Commissioners and  staff at Prairie Firehouse in Brandon, MB. The meeting was attended by Canadian...

Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation Logo Contest Shortlist

As everyone knows our Nation recently changed it’s name from Ochiichagwe’Babigo’Ining to the traditional name of Niisaachewan. We held a contest for Band and Community members to create a logo for our nation, and we’ve narrowed it down to three...

Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation Logo Contest Shortlist

As everyone knows our Nation recently changed it’s name from Ochiichagwe’Babigo’Ining to the traditional name of Niisaachewan. We held a contest for Band and Community members to create a logo for our nation, and we’ve narrowed it down to three...

Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation Logo Contest Shortlist

As everyone knows our Nation recently changed it’s name from Ochiichagwe’Babigo’Ining to the traditional name of Niisaachewan. We held a contest for Band and Community members to create a logo for our nation, and we’ve narrowed it down to three...

Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation Logo Contest Shortlist

As everyone knows our Nation recently changed it’s name from Ochiichagwe’Babigo’Ining to the traditional name of Niisaachewan. We held a contest for Band and Community members to create a logo for our nation, and we’ve narrowed it down to three...
Niisaachewan Traditional Powwow – 2019

Niisaachewan Traditional Powwow – 2019

Boozhoo, Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation would like to say miigwetch to everyone who came and participated in our 20th Annual Community Pow-wow June 21, 22, 23, 2019. Here are some pictures taken by our local community member Aaron Anthony. Special thanks to the pow...
Niisaachewan Traditional Powwow – 2019

Niisaachewan Traditional Powwow – 2019

Boozhoo, Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation would like to say miigwetch to everyone who came and participated in our 20th Annual Community Pow-wow June 21, 22, 23, 2019. Here are some pictures taken by our local community member Aaron Anthony. Special thanks to the pow...
Niisaachewan Traditional Powwow – 2019

Niisaachewan Traditional Powwow – 2019

Boozhoo, Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation would like to say miigwetch to everyone who came and participated in our 20th Annual Community Pow-wow June 21, 22, 23, 2019. Here are some pictures taken by our local community member Aaron Anthony. Special thanks to the pow...
Niisaachewan Traditional Powwow – 2019

Niisaachewan Traditional Powwow – 2019

Boozhoo, Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation would like to say miigwetch to everyone who came and participated in our 20th Annual Community Pow-wow June 21, 22, 23, 2019. Here are some pictures taken by our local community member Aaron Anthony. Special thanks to the pow...
Community Logo Contest

Community Logo Contest

Our membership recently voted to revert the community name back to its traditional name of “Niisaachewan” which roughly translated means “down river”.  As our name has reverted back, our nation’s logo needs to change along with it. We are...
Community Logo Contest

Community Logo Contest

Our membership recently voted to revert the community name back to its traditional name of “Niisaachewan” which roughly translated means “down river”.  As our name has reverted back, our nation’s logo needs to change along with it. We are...
Community Logo Contest

Community Logo Contest

Our membership recently voted to revert the community name back to its traditional name of “Niisaachewan” which roughly translated means “down river”.  As our name has reverted back, our nation’s logo needs to change along with it. We are...
Community Logo Contest

Community Logo Contest

Our membership recently voted to revert the community name back to its traditional name of “Niisaachewan” which roughly translated means “down river”.  As our name has reverted back, our nation’s logo needs to change along with it. We are...

Niiwin Wendaanimok Partnership

Since 2010, the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) has been in the process of developing a plan to “twin” (double-lane) Highway 17 between the Manitoba border and Kenora as part of an effort to reduce traffic and increase road safety. MTO recognizes that Highway...
People helping People Charitable Corp

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...

2019 Post Secondary Funding Deadline Reminder

Our Post-Secondary funding application deadline is fast approaching. All interested applicants have until June 1st 2019 BEFORE 4:30pm. That day is a Saturday and so it’s best to get your application in on the Friday before. Incomplete applications will not be...
Message from the Chief

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...
Ontario Gives $1 Million To Dalles

Ontario Gives $1 Million To Dalles

The provincial government is helping to support the construction of the Economic Development Centre of Excellence in Dalles First Nation. A $1 million dollar investment was announced by Kenora Rainy-River MPP and Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and...
2018 Sturgeon Release

2018 Sturgeon Release

We’ve been working on this project for four years and this is our second release. Last year we released 12 adults, this year we released 15. This is an important fish to our community as we have sturgeon clan members here. We almost lost our sturgeon here on the...
Providing Support to our Youth

Providing Support to our Youth

The first provincial office located on a First Nation was recently opened by the Ontario Government.  The opening is for the new Indigenous Youth and Wellness Secretariat Office on the Fort William First Nation. Here Chief Lorraine Cobiness poses for a photo with...
Homeland Sturgeon Release

Homeland Sturgeon Release

After ten years of work, our efforts to recreate a sturgeon population in our homeland has culminated in this release of twelve juvenile sturgeon. Using surgical implants inserted by staff from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Joe Hunter from Rainy River...

Utility chairman apologizes to Dalles members

Jake Epp, the head of Ontario Power Generation, made a personal visit to Dalles First Nation Thursday so he could acknowledge the pain caused by the devastation of flooding associated with hydro dams. Epp, who served at the federal cabinet table, recognized the...