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What’s New (Updates for 2020)

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  1. Council declared a local state of emergency on March 17, 2020 – Notice from Council – state of emergency
  2. Second Extension of Enhanced Precautions BCR June 29, 2020 
  3. Board of Education Parent Survey: Click here for survey
  4. COTTFN Volunteer Management Plan
  5. Security checkpoints complaints form
  6.  Thunderbird Trust Relief Fund (extended to July 3rd) – go to
  7.  Summary of Financial Aid available  – updated April 6th
  8. COTTFN Emergency Response Plan
  9. COTTFN Pandemic Plan
  10.  Community Control Group Plan (updated May 11th, 2020)
  11. 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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