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Statement on Councillor Darlene Whitecalf


It is with an extremely heavy heart that Chippewas of the Thames First Nation is announcing the passing of one of its long-standing members of Council: Ms. Darlene Whitecalf. Councillor Darlene Whitecalf served as a member of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Council for 16 years - making her one of the Nation’s...
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Statement on Councillor Darlene Whitecalf

COTTFN is Now Under a Boil-Water Advisory


We have retracted a document that was posted earlier regarding our boil-water advisory, as it contained incorrect information. Due to the volume of water in our elevated water storage tower, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation is implementing a boil-water advisory - effective immediately on July 7th 2021. Because of the high temperatures, the amount...
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COTTFN is Now Under a Boil-Water Advisory

Statement Regarding the 751 Unmarked Graves


STATEMENT TO THE MEDIA AND PUBLIC REGARDING THE DISCOVERY OF 751 UNMARKED GRAVES ON THE GROUNDS OF THE FORMER MARIEVAL RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL IN SASKATCHEWAN Our hearts are heavy with sorrow today. More weight has been added to the collective grief felt by Indigenous people - as well as every human being who lives in this...
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Statement Regarding the 751 Unmarked Graves

Nominations Lists for Chief, Council & Trusts


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Nominations Lists for Chief, Council & Trusts

Notice on Proposed Day School Partial Settlement


DAY SCHOLARS SURVIVOR AND DESCENDANT CLASS SETTLEMENT NOTICE OF PROPOSED PARTIAL SETTLEMENT AND SETTLEMENT APPROVAL HEARING Did you attend an Indian Residential School as a student during the day but not sleep there overnight? OR Did your parent attend an Indian Residential School as a student during the day but not sleep there overnight? If...
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Notice on Proposed Day School Partial Settlement

Welcome to Chippewas of the Thames First Nation


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.