Welcome from Chief Joanne Rogers

Boozhoo, Aanii, Greetings,

Chief Joanne Rogers

Chief Joanne Rogers

“Our Past – Our Present – Our Future”

Chippewas of Sarnia was our former name, however, currently we are now known as “Aamjiwnaang First Nation”.   Aamjiwnaang is commonly known as “the place at the spawning stream – where the water flows spiritually like a braid”.  Our unique community has grown to approximately 2,300 members.  We are situated along the shores of the St. Clair River, within the boundaries of the City of Sarnia, Ontario.

Our Leaders and Community have worked together to build a strong community which include our Aamjiwnaang First nation  Administration Complex, Public Works Department, E’Mino Bmaad-Zijib Gamig Health Centre, the Maawn Doosh Gumig  Youth and Community Centre, Chippewa Industrial Developments Ltd. Park & Branch Office, Seniors Complex and Aamjiwnaang Binoojiinyag Kino Maagewgamgoons Day Care and JK/SK Preschool.  We welcome you to learn about our growing community, our heritage, our past, our present and our future.

Chii Mii Gwetch

Joanne G. Rogers


Aamjiwnaang First Nation

Update from Chief Rogers.

News Centre

Anishinabek Lifetime Achievement Award, nominations close June 1st, 2018 – For more information see flyer here

Seeking Community Input: Please participate in a survey for assisted living and long-term care. For additional information see flyer here – Collecting responses until June 1st, 2018

Chief Joanne Rogers of Aamjiwnaang First Nation talks about the past as well as her hopes for the future – Listen to the podcast here

Anishinabek Education System work begins – See full story here

Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief responds to allegations of systemic discrimination at Lakehead University – See full story here

Tk’emlups te Secwepemc, Sechelt First Nation and James Bay Cree Day Scholar Update – See full story here

Local First Nation students get Indspired – April 17, 2018 – See full story in Sarnia This Week.

National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls which states that registration for family members and survivors to participate in the National Inquiry’s Truth Gathering Process-Community Hearings and Statement Gathering closes on April 20, 2018.  See full News Release.

Aamjiwnaang Trailblazers Feted in Ceremony – See full story in Sarnia This Week.

Masters Indigenous Games – July 12 – 15, 2018.  Visit their website for more information.

Anishinabek Nation News Release – January 31, 2018 – Anishinabek Nation and Ontario Sign Letter of Commitment.  See copy of 01-31-18 Letter of Committment MoECC.

Aamjiwnaag Member Geraldine Robertson to receive Order of Ontario.  See story in The Observer.

Anishinaek Nations releases Official Education Vote Results – August 30, 2017

Anishinabek Nation and Canada celebrate the signing of historic Education Self-Government Agreement -see full article here

On April 11, 2017 Aamjiwnaang Chief and Band Council sign Chi’Naaknigewin (Community’s First Constitution) – see story in The Observer.

April 6, 2017 – Aamjiwnaang Elder Nominated for Order of Ontario – see full story in The Journal.

Aamjiwnaang Chi’Naaknigewin (Community Constitution has been ratified.  Visit our Constitution page for more details.