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

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

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 [email protected] with your Name, Children’s Name(s), and Banking Information. Any...

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

Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh Letter To Justin Trudeau

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...

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 Community Access Updates – June 29, 2020

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

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...

2020 Band Election – Updated Candidate List

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 they...