Aamjiwnaang First Nation

Aamjiwnaang Administration Office Building
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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

Aamjiwnaang Greenhouse Grew 15,000 Plants last year – See full story in The Observer.

Chief Rogers has been invited to be on the Cogeco #Talklocal Program January 18th at 6 pm. It is a live TV show on Cogeco TV channel 6 or HD Cable 700.  The interview will be replayed.  It is in the second half of their weekly current events show, #TalkLocal.  The program will be rebroadcast on CogecoTV (channel 6 or HD channel 700) on Thursday, January 19 at 8 pm, Friday, January 20 at 5 pm and Sunday, January 22 at noon.

**Survey** – Aamjiwnaang First Nation is in the process conducting a Housing survey to identify and support housing programs and services that respects the changing needs of individuals and families. Survey respondents must be 18 yeas of age or older. A $5 gift card is offered to those who complete the survey. Survey forms can be picked up from the housing department or filled out online at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5WZSX25

The Signing Ceremony for the Aamjiwnaang Chi’Naaknigewin (Community Constitution) scheduled for December 22, 2016 has been POSTPONED until the New Year.

Staff at Aamjiwnaang First Nation are organizing a fundraising event for the Doxtator/Antone Family –  See attached flyer for details.

Aamjiwnaang First Nation and the City of Sarnia sign new water and sewer service agreement.  See story in The Observer.

Asset Mapping for The SFNS Regional Economic Leakage Study (Phase2) – Chief and Council are in support of this project.  The SFNS are looking for participants from the SFNS member communities.  They need three youth from Aamjiwnaang.  The Asset mapping session will take place on December 19th and 20th.  Attached you will find a brief description of the Asset Mapping Project and their Suggestions for Consideration in Identifying Youth Asset Mappers.  Also attached is the Schedule for the 2 Day training.  If you are interested in participating in this project please contact Nikki Orosz, Executive Assistant at exec.assistant@sfns.on.ca or call at 1-800-668-2609 ext. 234.

First Nation Chief included in warden’s election ceremony for first time.  See full story in The Observer.

The ratification threshold for the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement was met! – See Unofficial Results of the Ratification Vote.

Christopher Plain has resigned from Council.  See attached Letter from Chief Joanne Rogers and the Notice of Vacant Seat to give Council your opinion on whether or not to fill the vacant seats.

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.

Ontario Proclaims First Week of November Treaties Recognition Week – See copy of News Release.  View a copy of the Ontario First Nations Treaties Map.

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.

Media Release from Chief and Council.  See related Media Release Men Maring Machetes Involved with Marihuana Growing Operation from Sarnia Police.

Community Information Meeting – 2015/16 Audit Presentation – Sunday, September 25, 2016.  See attached Audit Presentation flyer for more details.

Calling all Aboriginal Artists in Ontario.  See flyer for more details or visit their website at www.arts.on.ca 

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

New Chief Elected – Read story in Anishinabek News and  The Observer.  Click here for full election results.

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.