Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation

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Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation formerly "Cape Croker" is an Ojibway First Nations reserve on unceded territory in the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario, Canada. Along with the Saugeen First Nation, they form the Chippewas of Saugeen Ojibway Territory. Chippewas of Nawash currently has a population of 700 individuals living on the reserve; however, the band roll has approximately 2080 registered in total.


Current Band Council[edit]

Leaders of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation are elected every two years by the population registered on the band list. The last election was held August 2, 2013.

The current Chief and Council are:[1]

  • Chief Arlene Chegahno
  • Scott Lee
  • Tony Chegahno
  • Christopher Solomon Sr.
  • Cheryl (Sherry Johnston)
  • Paul Jones
  • Kathy Jones
  • Veroncia Smith
  • Carlene Keeshig
  • Gregory Nadjiwon


Chippewas of Nawash have three reserves in perpetuity, amassing to 71.83 km² (27.73 sq. mi.): Neyaashiinigmiing 27 (formerly known as Cape Croker 27), Cape Croker Hunting Ground 60B and Saugeen & Cape Croker Fishing Island 1. Of these three, the 63.81 km² (24.64 sq. mi.) Neyaashiinigmiing 27 is considered the main reserve and Saugeen & Cape Croker Fishing Island 1 is shared with Saugeen First Nation.

Official address[edit]

Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation
RR 5
Wiarton, Ontario N0H 2T0
Phone: (519) 534-1689
Fax: (519) 534-2130




FM Radio Station

  • 100.1 - CHFN - The Chippewas of Nawash operate a low power FM station that plays an eclectic mix of Rock, country, gospel, and pow wow.


Local newspaper:


The Chippewas of Nawash hold a Traditional Pow Wow every year. Chippewas of Nawash is also the home of musician Ira Nadjiwon.

Notable members[edit]


  1. ^ "New Chief at Cape Croker". Owen Sound Sun Times, August 6, 2013. Owen Sound Sun Times. Retrieved August 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Writers-in-Residence Program: Robin Kimmerer." HJ Andrews Experimental Forest. 2004. Retrieved 17 July 2012.

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Coordinates: 44°54′30″N 81°01′21″W / 44.908279°N 81.022634°W / 44.908279; -81.022634