COVID-19 Update #8 to Citizens, HFN Residents and OSM Residents

Aaniin Citizens, HFN Residents and OSM Residents, It has been 3 weeks since we took down the check point station as part of our Stage 1 re-opening process, and have since worked on our Stage 2 re-opening plan. Stage 2 re-opening will be effective July 10, 2020 – please see information below: Stage 2 Re-Opening:… Read more…

Best Practices Surrounding Status Cards During COVID-19

In response to questions received from First Nations members, citizens, and stakeholders, Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is proactively sharing information to ensure that registered persons with a status card can access programs, services, rights and benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic. All ISC offices for Indian status and secure status card applications are closed until further… Read more…

Swimming Season Kicks Off at Local Beaches

*** PLEASE NOTE: The Hiawatha First Nation Shelter-in-place Order is in effect, and beaches are currently closed to the general public *** Public Health Inspectors Testing Water Quality Follow @Ptbohealth on Twitter for Regular Updates Click to listen to an audio message from Brittany Cadence The weather has warmed up kicking off swimming season at… Read more…

Ontario Supporting Indigenous-Owned Businesses During COVID-19

Government providing loans to struggling small and medium-sized businesses Ministry of Indigenous Affairs TORONTO—The government of Ontario is providing up to $10 million to Indigenous-owned small and medium sized businesses to help them with much needed capital as the province begins to safely and gradually reopen the economy.  Loans of up to $50,000 will be… Read more…

COVID-19 Update #7 to Citizens, HFN Residents and OSM Residents

Hiawatha First Nation Resumption Plan Aaniin Citizens, HFN Residents and OSM Residents, On June 11, 2020 the check point station at 881 Hiawatha Line will be taken down. Hiawatha First Nation will be moving into a Stage 1 re-opening process. Re-Opening: – Businesses in Hiawatha will be open from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm –… Read more…