Gull Bay First Nation

Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek

KZA - GBFN

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 

KZA-GBFN School Bus Resuming Normal Schedule May 24th

05/20/2022

Attention Parents and Caregivers of APS Students.
After a meeting including The First Nation, Armstrong Public School and the Lakehead Public School Board. I am happy to announce that the KZA-GBFN School Bus will resuming as per the normal schedule starting Tuesday May 24, 2022.
Staff shortages are occurring at APS and not all are related to Covid. During these shortages, please be advised that some classes could be combined.
If you choose to keep your child in remote learning, please call the Administration Office and talk to Jayden so that the FN can ensure the packages are still delivered to your home.
If you have any questions, please reach out to a member of your Education Team.
Chi Miigwetch,

Scrap Metal & Bulky Clean-up

05/19/2022

This is the perfect time to get rid of the old scrap and unused bulky items. Get a free swag bag on sign up and enter into a gift card giveaway! cash-in-hand for every vehicle. Registration forms will be delivered in the mail and can be picked up from the admin office

Registration form: Click here

Gull Bay Fishing Derby - July 9th

05/19/2022

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

05/19/2022

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.

Community Food Market - Wednesday May 18th

05/17/2022

The Community Food Market will be held, Wednesday, May 18th, 2022! Come on down to the Rec Centre from 12:30 am – 1:30 pm to purchase some fresh produce!

Note: Shortened time for this week only

 

COVID-19 Booster Shots

05/16/2022

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).

807-982-2104

GBFN - School Bus not running this week

05/16/2022

Attention Parents and Caregivers of APS Students:
Based on a conversation between Chief King and Chief Gustafson as to the current circumstance in Armstrong and Whitesand First Nation. Where it was shared that as of Friday there were 37 new cases, KZA-GBFN will not be running a school bus this week.
Erring on the precaution, KZA-GBFN has decided to delay a return to in person learning for another week. Homework packages will continue to be arranged.
The cases are continuing to rise in Thunder Bay at an exponential rate so people who are travelling in for their supplies should be extra vigilant in following the pandemic protocols to ensure that they don’t bring anything home to the community.

GBFN - Perfect Attendance

05/13/2022

A huge congratulations goes out to Keigan Wanakamik, Haley-Jane King, Conner King, Sailor King, and Ashton King on having perfect attendance for March and April!

Future Leaders - Niigan Kaanii Ganiisiwaach

05/10/2022

Empowering Indigenous Youth through sport.

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

Field Trip Letter

05/10/2022

Please be advised that the APS school bus will be coming to Gull Bay to pick up those students who have submitted their permission slips for the Field Trip on Thursday May 12, 2022.
Only those students who have submitted their permission slips will be permitted to get on the bus. The bus driver and monitor have a list of eligible students.
Please make sure your child is ready for pick up. Pick up will be happening between 7:45 am-8:00am.
As always, if your child is experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 please keep them home and monitor.

Please be Advised the water will be shut off around 11:30am

05/10/2022

Please be advised, that the water throughout the Community will be shut off around 11:30 am due to an active construction site near the Admin Office.

Sorry for the short notice.

Please be Advised

05/10/2022

Good evening parents and caregivers,
The First Nations maintains its commitment to open and honest communication in all of its business dealings.
As such, we are advising that we learned late this evening of the positive rapid Covid test result of the school bus driver, and 1 bus monitor. The bus tomorrow is cancelled while it is sanitized and an alternate driver is contracted. We will keep everyone informed and making an announcement on the plans moving forward once things are finalized.

Paint Night - Monday, May 9th has been canceled

05/09/2022

The Painting Night that was going to be held tonight, May 9th has been canceled. Classes will resume Monday, May 16th from 6pm – 9pm. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Community Food Market - Wednesday May 11th

05/09/2022

The Community Food Market will be held, Wednesday, May 11th, 2022! Come on down to the Rec Centre from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm to purchase some fresh produce!

Community Food Market

05/02/2022

The Community Food Market will be held on May 04, Wednesday 2022! Come on down to the Rec Centre from  11:30 am – 1:30 pm to purchase some fresh produce for less!

Painting Night

05/02/2022

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

05/03/2022

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.

Staying Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines: Recommended Doses

05/03/2022

Version 2.0- May 2nd, 2022
This guidance provides basic information only. This document is not intended to provide or take the place of medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or legal advice. In the event of any conflict between this guidance document and any applicable legislation, orders or directives issued by the Minister of Health, Minister of Long-Term Care, or the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH), the legislation, order or directive prevails.

National Virtual Science Camp

05/02/2022

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, May 20, 2021 

Beadwork Social Keychains.

04/27/2022

Limited to 20 participants on Wednesday May 25th 2022. 

GBFN Recreation Centre 

Resume Writing and Email Creation

04/27/2022

Prepare for your future employment! Wednesday May 18th, 2022 from 2:00 – 4:00pm in the GBFN Recreation Centre. 

Inspiring Indigenous Scholars

04/22/2022

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.

https://www.lakeheadu.ca/indigenous/indigenous-programs

Land Claim Update

04/14/2022

Important update regarding the Land Claim. 

Drumming Circle - Monthly Practice

04/06/2022

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

Important Public Health Alert

03/31/2022

Two years ago, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a pandemic in response to
COVID-19. The human cost of the pandemic in Canada has been enormous with at least 3.4 million cases
diagnosed and more than 37,000 deaths. Over this same time period, we have gained a better understanding of
how COVID-19 is transmitted; we have seen the development of six Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccines;
and we have access to COVID-19 treatments to prevent serious outcomes after infection. Despite having the
tools to address the ongoing pandemic, the COVID-19 virus continues to surprise us with its ability to change and
find ways to transmit more efficiently.