Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation

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...

Ontario to add 13 additional Health Teams across the province

The Ontario government is providing $2.4 million to support an additional 13 Ontario Health Teams across the province to provide better, connected care to patients....

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...

Niisaachewan Community COVID-19 Updates – October 2, 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...

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...

At its 41st annual General Assembly, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) unanimously passed a resolution in support of Joyce’s Principle.

Nitaskinan, December 9th 2020 –The Manawan Atikamekw Council (CDAM) and the Council of the Atikamekw Nation (CNA) want to thank the Chiefs of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) for their support of Joyce’s Principle. This significant support from First Nations Chiefs representing 634 communities across Canada is greeted with satisfaction by the CDAM and the CNA, who continue the fight for the adoption of Joyce’s Principle at the provincial and federal levels.

“I am touched by this support from our AFN sisters and brothers as the tragedy of Joyce’s death continues to resonate in our community,” said Paul-Émile Ottawa, Chief of Manawan, “this support is comforting as we continue to move towards the adoption Joyce’s Principle and our collective healing.”

“On behalf of the members of the Atikamekw Nation and especially on behalf of Joyce Échaquan’s family, I would like to extend my warmest thanks to the Chiefs of the AFN”, declared Constant Awashish, Grand Chief of the Atikamekw Nation, “this firm support demonstrates a great sensitivity and shared experience by First Nations across Canada, an experience highlighted by the tragedy that shook all witnesses.

” As a reminder, Joyce’s Principle aims “to guarantee to all Indigenous people a right of equitable access, without any discrimination, to all social and health services, as well as the right to enjoy the best possible state of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health ”and calls for “ recognition and respect of Indigenous people’s traditional and living knowledge in all aspects of health”. Joyce’s Principle brief now supported by the AFN’s resolution offers specific and thoughtful steps achieve its aim.

Joyce’s Principle brief is made available to all, in French and English, through the Facebook page Principe de Joyce as well as on request via the email principedejoyce@atikamekwsipi.com while the CNA and CDAM continue to gather support for the adoption of Joyce’s principle via mail or email.