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Chippewas of the Thames

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Chippewas of the Thames

What’s New (Updated Dec 20th/16)

  1. Attn: Community members! Please check out the Tobacco Page.
  2. Check out this month’s January 2017 Mazinigan!
  3. Great turnout for our Supreme Court Rally, there was no verdict. We will update the community as we know more.

Welcome! We are the Anishinaabeg of the territory of Deshkaan Ziibing, also known as Chippewas of the Thames First Nation. We call ourselves Anishinabek which means the original people. We are known as the Ojibway, which are a band of the Algonquin language family who originally migrated to the Great Lakes area from the north-eastern region of North America. Our political alliances are with the Odawa (Ottawa) and Bodaywadami (Pottawatomi) who together form the Three Fires Confederacy.

We are a forward thinking nation with a strong grasp of our traditional values. Through culture, heritage and continued education we are working towards a better future and towards being a self-governing First Nation. We are located on the north bank of the Thames River approximately 20 km southwest of London, Ontario. The majority of Southwestern Ontario is our modern traditional territory.

Please feel free to explore our website.

Miigwech, Chief White-Eye


If you are a member of COTTFN, please contact Beulah Kechego with your email or any updated address changes.

Email: Phone: 519-289-5555 x273


We make it easy for our community members to stay informed on upcoming events.

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Questions regarding the Ojibway language, heritage, or culture?

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Download our January 2017 Mazinigan for information about Tobacco Law community engagement, event reminders, and more!

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