First Nation Communities in Ontario

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  • Connect with Aboriginal elders and educators and join the First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario formerly the Native Education Association of Ontario Circle (NEAO Circle) and previously The Aboriginal and Environmental Education Circle (AEE Circle). The NEAO Circle was a professional learning and sharing network of educators, teachers, college instructors, university professors, Aboriginal elders and leaders. Through e-mail, they shared First Nation, Metis and Inuit and native studies resources, curriculum and teaching strategies that will help Canadian teachers integrate school curriculum with current cultural, environmental and historical contributions of our Canadian First Nations, Inuit and Metis brothers and sisters.
  • Join the First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario on Facebook.
  • See photos and read about past gatherings of The Aboriginal and Environmental Education Circle (AEE Circle).
  • Join the First Nation, Metis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario (FNMIEAO) the Ontario Ministry of Education recognized provincial subject association for teachers and educators of First Nation, Metis & Inuit Studies and Native Languages. From 2011 to May 2014, this subject association was previously called the Native Education Association of Ontario (NEAO). Special thanks to Marg Boyle for her three years of leadership, encouragement and support.
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First Nation Communities in Ontario

Aamjiwnaang (Chippewas of Sarnia First Nation)

  • Address: Aamjiwnaang, 978 Tashmoo Avenue, Sarnia, ON N7T 7H5
  • Band Number: 172
  • Description: The Aamjiwnaang First Nation (also known as Chippewas of Sarnia First Nation) is a community of about 850 Chippewa (Ojibwe) Aboriginal peoples. They live on the Sarnia 45 Indian Reserve, located on the shores of the St. Clair River directly south of Sarnia in southwestern Ontario, Canada. The name Aamjiwnaang, or more fully vocalised as Aamijiwanaang, means "at the spawning stream."
  • Issues: This is the first community in the world to have a birth rate of two girls to every boy. The Aamjiwnaang community has expressed concern regarding its proximity to chemical plants in the area. Birth rates of their people have been documented by the American journal Envirnmental Health Perspectives as deviating from the normal ratio of close to 50% boys, 50% girls. These abnormal birth rates are due to adverse effects of maternal and fetal exposure to the effluent and emissions of the nearby chemical plants.
  • Map
  • Phone: 519-336-8410
  • Treaty: Upper Canada Treaties Area 2
  • Tribal Affiliation: Union of Ontario Indians
  • Tribal Council: Southern First Nations Secretariat
  • Web site:
  • Government of Canada Aboriginal Portal Profile
  • Wikipedia Entry