Welcome to the Saugeen Ojibway Nation Environment Office website.

Our Mission
To provide the infrastructure and expertise for environmental matters that affect the interests of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation and assist the Chiefs and Councils of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation in asserting First Nation jurisdiction over the environment of the Traditional Territory.

SON and Bruce Power announce project name for medical isotope collaboration

A name in Anishnaabemowin has been chosen for the medical isotope collaboration between the...
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Map showing the Treaties that were signed between the Saugeen Ojibway Nation and the Crown

Land Claims – Closing Statements

To watch the closing statements for the Saugeen Ojibway Nation land claims, visit the following...
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SON Land Claim Trial Coming to an End

Closing arguments for the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) land claim are set to begin on October...
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SON Environment Office Update: Summer 2020

Aanii, Boozhoo!  It has been awhile since our office has posted or shared with you, the SON...
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Lake Whitefish Report

Below is a link to the report “Implementation Planning for Addressing Declines in Lake...
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Open House: Cultural Action Plan & Archaeological Management Plan

We want to hear from you… Bruce County will be hosting a series of come-and-go Open...
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Meeting Schedules for Community Meetings Regarding Proposed OPG DGR

SON Community Meetings

Click here for locations and times of SON Meetings.

OPG Community Meetings

Click here for locations and times of OPG Meetings.
16 July 2019 | ONLINE Livestream
17 July 2019 | Peterborough, ON
18 July 2019 | Ottawa, ON
23 July 2019 | Sarnia, ON
24 July 2019| London, ON
25 July 2019 | Barrie, ON
08 August 2019 | Saugeen
15 August 2019 | Nawash
20 August 2019 | Kitchener, ON
21 August 2019 | Hamilton, ON
22 August 2019 | Toronto, ON
28 August 2019 | Owen Sound
29 August 2019 | ONLINE Livestream


The Environment Office is organizing a series of community meetings around Ontario, bringing together Saugeen Ojibway Nation members to discuss Ontario Power Generation's proposed Deep Geologic Repository for low and intermediate level nuclear waste. Leadership and Environment Office staff will be attending these meetings to share information with community members and hold frank conversations about the project and its impact on the SON. These meetings are for SON members only because it's important that we be able to discuss these issues amongst ourselves.

OPG is holding its own meetings with SON members as well, to share information and answer the important questions of community members about the project. These meetings are organized by OPG, NOT the Environment Office. The Joint Chiefs and Council of the SON, and the Environment Office, are not endorsing what OPG has to say, but we do encourage you to attend, listen and ask your questions of OPG.

The decision on whether SON will support the proposed DGR, will not be made by the Joint Council, or the Environment Office. It is a community decision that will be made by members only. These community meetings are an important part of the community process, helping to provide SON members with the data they need to make an informed decision. We hope to see you at a community meeting soon.

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