Gull Bay First Nation

Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek


Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek – Gull Bay First Nation is an Ojibway Nation located on the western shores of Lake Nipigon and the surrounding territory. It is roughly a 200 km drive north from the closest urban city of Thunder Bay, Ontario and has a registered population of approximately 1,375 Citizens residing on and off reserve.

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Please check back here regularly to stay up to date with all important updates regarding KZA – GBFN 

ATV Safety


ATV Safety with Armstrong OPP – Kiashke Zaaging Police. Held Thursday, June 30th from 1 – pm at the Recreation Hall. Contact Francine or Jennifer at the Health Centre for more information.

No Further Adivsement Required on Water


Following up on yesterday’s advisement which was publicly posted distributed to residents door to door by WTP and Maintenance staff, we are extremely happy to report that all water tests continue to be returned finding the drinking water in complete compliance with the provincial standards and that no contamination has occurred. In simple terms, there has been no threat to the safety of the system in the provision of drinking water at the time or incident or during the repair to a community residential water line.

Oral Health Workshop


Understand more about your Dental and Oral Health! An Oral Health Workshop will be held Wednesday, June 29th at the Recreation Centre from 1 pm – 3 pm. Contact Francine or Jennifer at the Health Centre to register!

Community Food Market


Wednesday, June 22th there will a Community Food Market 

AETS Information Booth and Opportunities


Wednesday, June 29th behind the administration office AETS will be holding in Formation Booth 

Community Garden Day


Wednesday, June 29th is Community Garden Day! 

Last Call


For th4e 2022 FNIVES National Science Camp 

Current Precautionary Recommendation on Water


Drinking water advisories are put in place for many reasons. 

Kopka Beach Day - June 21st


Kopka Beach Day – June 21st from 11am – 4pm! Join us for the End of School Year Celebration! Fun outdoor activities and bbq!

Summer Student Employment Project


KZA-GBFN is looking to employ students aged between 14-21 and
returning to school in September. Students will be working on projects
located in GBFN.

School attendance, achievement, and volunteerism will be considered in the selection of successful candidates. Students must submit their resumes and references before the deadline of Thursday, June 24th at 4 pm. Resumes may be faxed to the KZA-GBFN government office at (807) 982-0009 or email to

Model yourself for life!


Model yourself for life! Starting every Monday and Tuesday in July, KZA will be hosting workshops to create our first fashion show! Please contact Debbie at the Health Centre to register! 982-2104 ext 305

Medicine Cabinet Clean UP!


Medicine Cabinet Clean-Up – Thursday, June 23rd. Nurses will properly dispose of expired or unwanted medications, including any over-the-counter ones.

National Aboriginal Day


June 21st is National Aboriginal Day. As such all buildings will be closed and all programming will be cancelled.

Eagle Feather Handover Ceremony


Celebrating Stacey Barry and Kateri Rioux! Chief Wilfred King Explains the significance of the Eagle Handover Ceremony. 

Sharing Skills Program Cancelled


The Sharing Skills program has been cancelled due to a lack of interest. We will try this program again at a later date!

Kopka Beach Day - June 21st


Kopka Beach Day – June 21st from 11am – 4pm! Join us for the End of School Year Celebration! Fun outdoor activities and bbq!

Hand Drum Making - June 22nd


Hand Drum Making with Rheal Twance. June 22nd, 2022 from 1pm – 5pm at the Recreation Centre! Please contact Jennifer or Francine at the Health Centre for more information.

Painting Night - June 6th @ 6pm


Painting Night! Monday, June 6th from 6pm – 9pm. Open to all Community Members, supplies and refreshments provided!

Summer Digi Camp - August 9th - 11th


Science North Summer Digi-Camp! Explore the endless world of coding! Held August 9th – 11th! Ages 4-8 10:30am – 12:15pm. Ages 9-12 1pm – 3:30pm. Please register at the Administration Office!

Volunteers needed for the Fishing Derby


We’re looking for volunteers to help run the Fishing Derby held on July 9th. Volunteers will be eligible to win a brand new BBQ and $1000 in Gift Cards! Please register here:

Babysitting Course


Signup for the Babysitting Course held on July 21st, 2022 from 9:30am – 3:30pm. To sign up please contact Elizabeth Shonias at the Admin Office by calling 807-982-0006 or emailing

National Virtual Science Camp -Update


Ontario Region is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy 2022 National Virtual Science Camp. 5 campers will be selected across Ontario to attend the camp. Click here to apply Applications due: Friday, June 10, 2022 

Gull Bay Fishing Derby - July 9th


Attention Gull Bay First Nation members, we’re super pleased to announce that we will be holding another Fishing Derby this year. The pandemic has hindered our ability to hold events like this, and we’re super excited to be able to bring this event back to the community.
The Fishing Derby will be held July 9th at 9 am and will run until 8 pm and will feature live entertainment, dinner, and great prizes.

Gull Bay Powwow - Save the Date


KZA-GBFN Powwow 2022 – Every Child Matters: Reflect, Honour & Celebrate.

August 26 – 28 2022

Warm Up – Friday @ 7pm

Grand Entry – Saturday and Sunday @ Noon

More details coming soon.

COVID-19 Booster Shots


A gentle reminder that Covid-19 booster shots have been available in KZA (in both adult and children doses) for months.

Simply CALL FIRST to arrange an appointment with the nurses (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays).


Future Leaders - Niigan Kaanii Ganiisiwaach


Empowering Indigenous Youth through sport.

Free to anyone that identifies as Indigenous. For more information please contact Ryan at: 807-251-1242 or

Painting Night


Let’s unleash your inner artist with our painting workshop every Monday 6pm – 9pm at the Rec Hall. Open to all community members

COVID-19 Vaccines: Third Dose Recommendations


Per the Canadian Immunization Guide (CIG), the intent of a booster dose is to restore protection that may have decreased over time to a level that is no longer deemed sufficient in individuals who initially responded adequately to a complete primary vaccine series. Doses of the COVID-19 vaccines after the primary series are described as booster doses. However, over time, the nomenclature of this additional dose could evolve as the optimal number of doses in a primary series is better understood. Evidence is emerging that vaccine effectiveness against infection and
COVID-19 disease decreases with time, and the effectiveness of currently authorized COVID-19 vaccines against the Omicron variant and sub-variants is decreased. Therefore, booster doses are recommended for eligible individuals, to obtain stronger protection.

Inspiring Indigenous Scholars


Lakehead University is dedicated to furthering the educational aspirations of Indigenous students and offers a diverse range of high-quality, Indigenous-focused programs.

In the spirit of its motto, “Miskwaadesi”, meaning “turtle”, the Department of Aboriginal Education recently created a proposed four-year Honours Bachelor of Education degree specializing in Indigenous Education and aims to create new Graduate opportunities for Indigenous applicants.

Drumming Circle - Monthly Practice


Are you interested in drumming at this year’s Powwow? Or would just like to learn? Join us as we gather around the drum every second Monday. Bring out the strength in your voice. For men and boys. Bring an Elder, bring a cousin, bring a friend. Masks and hand sanitization stations will be available. Max capacity of 20 people in the facility. Limited seating.

 Dates: March 14th, April 11th, May 9th, June 14th, July 12th, August 9th

Location: KZA-GBFN Health Centre Turtle Room

Day: Every Second Monday of the Month

Time: 6:00 – 7:00pm