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.

Weekly Webinar Series – Coming up: SON & BP Environmental Monitoring Community Session

What is the SON EO? What does the geology around the proposed DGR site look like? Answers to...
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JOB POSTING | Geomatics Technician and Resource Management Officer(s)

EG 04 – Various Streams: Geomatics Technician and Resource Management Officer(s)...
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#DiscoverSON2019 | Geo-Cache around SON Territory

Correction: 1st Prize was originally advertised as a 90min helicopter ride or a 60 min plane...
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Trivia Nights

Visit our Facebook event pages for more information! Saugeen // Nawash
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Trivia Nights Coming Soon!

The Environment Office is pleased to announce that starting in October we will be hosting...
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Final Weekly Environment Office Communications Plan Winner!

We are pleased to announce that Vicky Kewageshig is our final weekly winner! Congratulations!...
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Be Bear Aware!

Oh my! Mukwag have been sighted in the communities. Below is an awareness poster about tips to...
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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.

SON Files



Bruce Power Relations

Commercial Fisheries


Resources & Infrastructure