Dec 5: Report on First Community Consult with National Parks

Parks Canada is beginning to put together their 5-year management plan for Bruce National Park and Fathom Five Marine Park. Both are in our treaty areas, at the norther tip of he Saukiing (Bruce) Peninsula. Parks Canada must do this in consultation with us. The management plan...
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Saugeen Ojibway Nation talks about the fishery around the Bruce Peninsula

Here’s a link to the CFOS radio Open Line broadcast from Nov 26/18 starring Nawash Chief Greg Nadjiwon, SON Energy Manager Kathleen Ryan, and Nawash Fisheries Biologist Ryan Lauzon. They asked callers ‘What have you noticed about the fishery?’...
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Reclaiming Places by Recalling their Old Names – a great podcast

Mapping, Original Place Names, and the Erasure of Indigenous Histories Listen to this Sacred Earth Talk Radio’s episode to hear how Indigenous Peoples in the US and Canada are reclaiming their history by reclaiming the names of places in their homelands. For example, the...
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Owen Sound Harbour toxic to fish and a potential hazard to humans

The main concern of the Chiefs and Councils of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) is with the integrity of the environment of their traditional territories and with projects are not incompatible with the use that the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded FN and the Chippewas of Saugeen would...
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Affirming SON’s exclusive Aboriginal and Treaty rights in our Territory

The Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) vigorously defends the rights and interests of our First Nations and members in our Traditional Territory. The SON is the only Indigenous group that has treaty rights in the lands and waters of our Traditional Territory, except for those...
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Denny’s Dam Update

Good afternoon Saugeen Ojibway Nation We are pleased to announce that the refurbishment of Denny’s Dam is 95% complete. The remaining works are minor and out of the water. The coffer dam has been removed and the river bed has been fully restored. Key results of the rehabilitation...
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News: Update From The OPG On The DGR

Hello everyone. If you have a chance, please read this article published by Bayshore Broadcasting. SON staff continue to implement Anishnaabekiing, Anishnaabe Inwewin, Anishnaabe Naaknigewin – Our Territory, Our Voice, Our Decisions, the Stewardship and Nuclear Issues Community...
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FPIC Conference 2018

FPIC Conference Vision Statement As keepers of the land, First Nations People have cared for Turtle Island since time immemorial. As we move into the future, First Nations People will stand at the forefront of development, land use, mineral extraction and source water protection...
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New Website – New Feeling

Good news community members! Our website has been moved to a new provider, with vastly improved service. You can now browse the SON Environment Office information with ease and speed. We’ll keep looking for more ways to improve our communications with you. As well, you can...
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