The Georgina Island Storytelling Project

Our stories celebrate our heritage and identity as Chippewa people. They preserve and teach our Indigenous ways of knowing and knowledge for the future generations of Georgina Island. In the tradition of oral history over generations, our youth - in their turn - will carry on this legacy to protect and share our proud history and who we are as the Chippewas of Georgina Island.

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We are recommending that everyone do their final shopping and have their vehicles off by
Friday January 17, 2020.

There is some significantly cold weather coming and there is no certainty on how long the ferry will run. We will run it for as long as we can.

We have the other modes of transportation ready to go once the ferry stops.

If you have any questions’, please contact

Benson Big Canoe

Transportation Department

Cedar Foot Bathes

Thursday January 9 & Friday January 10, 2020

With Nora and Rod Abitong

(Pending travel conditions)

Appointments available 9:00am-4:00pm

Cedar Foot Soaks assist your body in releasing toxins through the pores of your feet by increasing natural blood flow while releasing built up toxins and increasing your energy and overall wellbeing. You will drink a warm cup of cedar tea, while soaking your feet for 30 minutes in a footbath with epsom salt, olive oil for moisturizing, tee tree oil for cleaning, and lavender for relaxing. While your feet soak, you receive a hand and arm massage with the same oil blend. After the footbath, you receive a foot massage and then a back massage (optional).

The providers ask that women who are on their moon time, pregnant or trying to get pregnant do not participate in the treatment.

Please contact Meghan Milson at (705) 930-4622 or to book an appointment


Attention Chippewas of Georgina Island Band Members

Navigate to the members section of the Website for special notices and menus!

Also Please make sure that all of your information is up to date with our Membership Department, if you have any address, email, banking or phone number changes please let us know!

Wednesday December 11, 2019

Georgina Island Christmas Concert 2019

Be Advised of a Water Disruption December 12th and 13th

The Band Office Buildings will be closed on December 19th and 20th however the Band Office will be open on Friday December 20th 9am to Noon.

Be advised that Free Dump Days are this weekend ~ October 19th and the 20th, 2019.

9am to 3pm

Please have all items sorted!

The Government of Canada has announced a major investment in new high-speed internet access for Udora and the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation. The Connect to Innovate program is intended to improve Internet connectivity. Stay tuned for more information on what this means for Georgina.

Information sessions

The Town of Georgina, together with YorkNet, is holding information sessions to provide an overview of YorkNet’s role in implementing the Connect to Innovate (CTI) Program. Connect to Innovate is a Government of Canada Program to bring high-speed internet to rural and remote communities in Canada. Residents will have the opportunity to speak to internet service providers about service offerings.

Join us at the following sessions to learn more:

Tuesday, Oct. 15, Udora Community Hall, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 20, the ROC, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Funding Announcement

What is Connect to Innovate?

Strategy and Action Plan


On September 17th, 2019, Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation’s (CGIFN) Councillor William McCue was honored in a special ceremony at the 2019 Lands Advisory Board Annual General Meeting (LAB AGM).

Hosted by the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, and before over 200 First Nation representatives from across the country, the 2019 LAB AGM acknowledged those who had proven great leadership and service to others with “the capacity, vision, and faith to leave a long-lasting impact upon those who have worked alongside or benefited by their efforts.” Bill McCue was one of three recipients of the LAB Champion (Legacy) Award. The award recognized “the foundational work that has contributed to the success of the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management (Framework Agreement) and First Nation lands governance.”

Bill was an early proponent of the Framework Agreement. His significant support led to the celebrated signing of the Framework Agreement at CGIFN on February 12, 1996. His commitment to ensuring full consultation with CGIFN on all aspects of the initiative prompted CGIFN’s intense support of our land code, which was historically ratified on March 11, 1997. CGIFN was the first First Nation in Canada to develop and adopt a land code under the Framework Agreement. This was a milestone achievement and source of great pride for our community.

Bill has always been an unwavering ally and proponent of CGIFN, and a tireless advocate for the continued support of First Nation economic self-sufficiency, having served on numerous boards and councils to further Indigenous issues.

We would like to extend our congratulations to Bill for the honor recently bestowed upon him, and our great thanks for promoting the well being, progress, protection, and success of our community for so many years.

Money Matters Workshops

Learn the basics about managing your money, from earning, spending, saving, budgeting and more!

Some topics that will be covered include:

GEORGINA ISLAND Money Matters Workshop – Georgina Island Public Library Adult

GEORGINA ISLAND Money Matters Workshop – Georgina Island Public Library All Ages

For more information, or to register call Rachel Big Canoe at the Georgina Island Administrative Office at 705-437-1337 x 2224.