The Georgina Island Storytelling Project

Our stories celebrate our heritage and identity as Chippewa people. They preserve and teach our Indigenous ways of knowing and knowledge for the future generations of Georgina Island. In the tradition of oral history over generations, our youth - in their turn - will carry on this legacy to protect and share our proud history and who we are as the Chippewas of Georgina Island.

 

 

Ahneen! Well, it is hard to believe that it is already time to say Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.

As we celebrate this holiday season, we want to extend our best wishes to everyone for a safe, happy and healthy Christmas with family and friends. As we reflect back on the year, and the many challenges we have faced in years gone by as a community, we have remained strong and determined. This can be a difficult time for those who are missing loved ones, and so we take the time to give thanks and special acknowledgements to those who have passed on. Let us use this time to reflect and count our blessings. We give thanks to our youth, our veterans, elders, and women and men who have contributed so much over time.

The greatest gift we could exchange this season is to serve one another.

May we ask you all to remember your neighbours at this time of year, especially the elderly and those who live alone.

We would also like to extend a special welcome to those who have come home to Georgina Island for the holidays to be with family and hope that you have a wonderful time.

Our very best wishes go to those who are sick at home or in hospital this Christmas and we wish you a speedy recovery.

To all who are spending Christmas away from the island, we would like to extend Christmas greetings from Georgina Island.

From your Council and your dedicated Band staff, we wish you and your family all the love and blessings of the season.

Merry Christmas!

Chief Donna Big Canoe

Councillor Bill McCue

Councillor Pat Big Canoe

Councillor Lauri Hoeg

Councillor Benson Big Canoe

 

 

As per by-law (10-03) the following breeds are restricted and not permitted on Georgina Island First Nation:

Pit Bull Terrier

American Pit Bull

Pit Bull

Stafford Bull Terrier

Bull Mastiff

Doberman Pinscher

Rottweiler

Akita

For more information contact Ellie Big Canoe, Animal Control Officer (705) 437-1337 x 2251

 

Chi-Miigwech (Thank-you) for your cooperation

ATTENTION MEMBERS

Chief and Council would like to announce additional ferry trips on Saturday December 9th, 2017 and Saturday December 16, 2017 at 11:30pm to allow members to get Christmas shopping and freeze-up stocking done

 

December 16, 2017, 12:00 noon
Georgina Island Community Centre
893 Chief Joseph Snake Road

EVERYONE WELCOME

 

Please come and enjoy the feast in good company with each other, drumming and singing.

The feast will be a catered event.

 

Giving away of gifts shows the appreciation we have of each other the kindness, thoughtfulness and sincerity in all forms of hand crafted or store bought gifts. It’s not the price or item it’s the sentiment behind it. Please bring a gift with that thought in mind that will bring good feelings to you, our visitors, travellers and everyone attending the feast.

Georgina Island Residents

The First Nation has partnered with Ontario First Nations Technical Service Corporation to conduct a four-season Waste Audit to assist us with our solid waste reduction and diversion initiatives.  Consultants will be conducting the waste audits seasonally in 2017.  It has just been brought to my attention that the consultants will be on Georgina Island on December 11th & 14th, 2017 collecting resident’s garbage and recycling to complete the audit.

We appreciate your co-operation in this important initiative and sorry for the short notice!

 

Brandon Stiles,

Church Schedule Updated November 17, 2017

 

Stand with Georgina Island First Nation to Protect the Lake Simcoe Watershed

Click here for a direct link to sign the petition on line

Upper York Publication and Petition

NOTICE Regarding Lifting of Firewood Ban Oct 2017

Here is what you will find in the Newsletter – click on the link for Content COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER2016#4.september2017

All mosquitoes from last week (Oct. 23 – 27, 2017) from First Nation communities in Ontario tested NEGATIVE for West Nile Virus (WNV).

All mosquitoes from last week (Oct. 9 – 13, 2017) from First Nation communities in Ontario tested NEGATIVE for West Nile Virus (WNV).

Mosquito Testing Results – Week of October 2 – 6, 2017 The lab confirmed one Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV) POSITIVE mosquito pool from Six Nations of the Grand River in Ontario last week (October 2 – 6, 2017). Other mosquitos from last week from First Nation communities in Ontario tested NEGATIVE for West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV).All mosquitoes from last week (September 18 – 22, 2017) from First Nation communities in Ontario tested NEGATIVE for West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV).

All mosquitoes from last week (September 11 – 15, 2017) from First Nation communities in Ontario tested NEGATIVE for West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV).

All mosquitoes from last week (September 04 – 08, 2017) from First Nation communities in Ontario tested NEGATIVE for West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV).

All mosquitoes from last week (August 28 – September 01, 2017) from First Nation communities in Ontario tested NEGATIVE for West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV).

Yongsheng Liang, CIPH (C) Environmental Health Officer / Agent en hygiène du milieu Health Canada / Santé Canada Environmental Public Health Services / Services de sante environnementale et publique First Nations and Inuit Health Branch / Direction générale de la santé des Premières Nations et des Inuits