Boozhoo, Aanii, Greetings,
“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
The ratification threshold for the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement was met! – See Unofficial Results of the Ratification Vote.
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) are asking Aamjiwnaang Community Members to participate in a survey regarding better communications between Aamjiwnaang and the MOECC. View the attached poster to learn more about the survey. If you would like to complete the survey, click on this link and you will have a chance to win a $100 gift card, donated by Aamjiwnaang’s Environment Department.
The Aamjiwnaang First Nation held an appreciation event on Nov. 10 to thank Shell Canada for its support of the Maajiigin Gumig native plant nursery and greenhouse. See story in The Sarnia Journal.
2016 Remembrance Day Ceremony – Watch the video.
The Southern First Nations Secretariat has completed their Annual Review 2015 – 2016.
Read the attached Day Scholars Letter that was sent to the Chief.
Aamjiwnaang Chi’Naaknigewin (Community Constitution has been ratified. Visit our Constitution page for more details.
Notice from St. Clair Township of Upcoming Roadwork on Lasalle Line – Read attached Notice for more details.
Grand Bend Wind Farm Tour and Grand Opening – Thursday, October 6, 2016 – click here for more details and pictures
Protectors of Great Lakes Rally – Friday, October 7, 2016 – see flyer for details.
Community Information Meeting – 2015/16 Audit Presentation – Sunday, September 25, 2016. See attached Audit Presentation flyer for more details.
Council Supports Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – see attached letter of support.
Chippewa of Thames First Nation Flag Raised at London City Hall – see full Media Release
Aamjiwnaang’s Second Annual Envirofest a Success – see story in Anishinabek News.
Notice of Vote to Ratify the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement – Please see the attached Notice of Vote – AES.
*New* – Read about this new 2016 Pilot Project – Before and After School Care
Aamjiwnaang First Nation home to free, three-day sports camp. – Click to read the full story.
Anishinabek Education System – Please click here for more information with respect to this important topic.
Wheelchair Accessible Van – Visit the page to find out how to book it .
Air Station Monitoring Reports – View the reports and data.