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What’s New (Updates for 2020)

  1. Council declared a local state of emergency on March 17, 2020 – Notice from Council – state of emergency
  2.  COVID-19 notices from COTTFN – COVID – 19 community member update #2 March 17,   Updated Community Notice- Emergency Food Basket Distribution, Notice from the COTTFN Police, BOE Office Closure
  3. COVID-19 notices from health authorities – Know the difference: Self-monitoring, self-isolation, and isolation, & Coronavirus – Turning Point MLHU March 16 2020, NIHB Update March 19, ISC Health Recommendations
  4.  COVID-19 health and safety tips – Managing stress, What is social distancing, How to self-isolate, Virus on surfaces
  5.  NEW – Application for Community Care Funds (off-reserve members only) – pdf, word doc. Deadline Fri. April 10th at 12pm (noon)
  6.  Thunderbird Trust Relief Fund (deadline June 5th) – go to
  7.  April Mazinigan – important updates
  8.  Summary of Financial Aid available 
  9. COTTFN Emergency Response Plan
  10. COTTFN Pandemic Plan
  11.  Community Control Group Plan (as of March 26, 2020)
  12. Community Survey
  13. Notice – Antler River Elementary School Closure March 13, 2020
  14. Notice – Early Years Closure Notice March 13. 2020
  15. Day School Settlement Information: Claim Form, List of Area Day Schools in CMO area, Day School Estate Process, Day School Access to Information Request, & Mental Health Provider List for on-going long-term support


The Administration Office will be closed until further notice. 

NOTE: All programming (meetings, workshops, events) is cancelled until April 30th, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 








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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

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We are the Anishinaabeg of the territory of Deshkan Ziibiing, also known as Chippewas of the Thames First Nation. We call ourselves Anishinabek which means the original people. Known as the Ojibway, who 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.

Chippewas is 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.

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