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Off-Reserve Vaccinations Form - Deadline is April 15th at Noon.

Off-Reserve Vaccination Clinic has Changed dates to April 17th at the CLE Coliseum Building

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KZA-GBFN Announcements & News

April 13th, 2021

On-Reserve Vaccination Clinic – May 17th

The third On-Reserve Moderna Vaccination Clinic will be held Monday, May 17th. Please complete the Vaccination Consent Form and drop it off to Trina at the Health Centre. The form can be found at the top of the Website, or at the Health Centre. Miigwetch.
 
 

April 13th, 2021

Off-Reserve Vaccination Clinic Date Has Changed

Attention Off-Reserve members of Gull Bay First Nation, the Off-Reserve Vaccination clinic has changed from April 19th to April 17th. We apologize for any kind of inconvenience this may have caused to any of our members. Any members who have still not received their first dose are welcome to fill out the Vaccination Registration Form on the top of our Website. The deadline to register is April 15th. Miigwetch!

April 13th, 2021

Mindimooyenh Vaccination Clinic

We are booking Indigenous Youth Vaccination appointments for the week of April 20th, 2021. If you are 16+ years old and would like to book a vaccine appointment please register now!

https://www.onwa.ca/covid-19-resources

 

April 12th, 2021

Ontario students not returning to classroom after April break

THUNDER BAY – Despite the local health unit giving the okay for students in the district to return to the classroom after the April break, the provincial government is going to be keeping them at home for virtual learning.

Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Education Stephen Lecce made the announcement Monday afternoon.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/432ffu7j

April 9th, 2021

Off-Reserve Vaccination Clinic has Changed dates to April 17th

Members who were vaccinated on Saturday, March 20th will be contacted as to their
appointment times at the CLE Coliseum.

Those who still have not received their first dose are welcome to EITHER register online with ONWA at one of their clinics (by calling 697-1753 Mon – Fri 10 am – 2 pm) OR complete the online form at www.gbfn.ca expression of interest for vaccination and you will be contacted as to your appointment date.

April 9th, 2021

welcome Mason Quarrell (Mr. Q) as the teaching Vice Principal

While we wait for Mr. Q’s official start date, we will continue to work with education staff from KZA to deliver paper packages for students to complete independently, and students will continue to have the opportunity to connect with a staff member from Armstrong Public School (APS) on Wednesdays in the remote classroom in KZA.

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April 8th, 2021

The return to in-person learning for all its schools beginning Monday, April 19th.

In light of the recently announced measures, it is now more important than ever that we continue to follow health and safety advice from the Health Unit over the spring break to do our part to keep schools open for in-person learning.

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April 8th, 2021

Virtual Babysitting Course!

April 13th, 14th, and 15th

From 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ages 11-15

Candidates must attend every day to get their certificates.

To register please call the Government Office: 982 – 0006 and ask for Shana or Priscilla!

April 8th, 2021

Virtual First Aid Training!

April 13th, 14th, and 15th

From 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

For preteens 9 – 13

To register please call the Government Office: 982 – 0006 and ask for Shana or Priscilla!

April 8th, 2021

On-Reserve Vaccination First Dose Reservation Is Now Closed

 

April 7th, 2021

Stay Safe, Keep off the Ice

Dear Parents/Caregivers/Guardians, This is a reminder to ensure the safety of the children in our community. With the warmer months, approaching, melting ice is along with it. Please remind your children to be mindful of the conditions around this time and to stay off the ice to avoid any accidents that may occur. Their safety is our number one priority! We hope everyone is enjoying the warm weather we are having and the warmer weather yet to come! Be safe and stay off the ice!
 
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April 3rd, 2021

Gull Bay’s Council Term Extension Challenged

 

March 30th, 2021

On-Reserve Vaccination Clinic April 12th

Staff will be going around the community later this week and early next week to confirm the schedule of second doses for those who have already had their first AND to provide the consent form (which must be completed again for the second dose).

Members residing in the community who have not yet been vaccinated have until 12 o’clock noon on Thursday, April 8 to submit a completed consent form to the Health Centre in order to secure the first dose.

March 29th, 2021

INDIGENOUS YOUTH LOGO CONTEST!

1. The Chiefs of Ontario’s Youth Logo contest (the “Contest”) starts at 3:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on March 24th, 2021, and closes on Monday, April 12th, 2021 at 12:00pm EST (the “Contest Period”). No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
 
2. The Contest sponsor is the Chiefs of Ontario Social Services Department
 
3. To enter and to be eligible to win, the entrant must be an Indigenous youth aged 10-18 years of age, a resident in Ontario, and a band member to an Ontario First Nation.
 

March 29th, 2021

INDIGENOUS YOUTH LOGO CONTEST!

The Chiefs of Ontario is hosting a C-92 conference discussing the Act Respecting First Nation, Inuit, and Metis Children, Youth and Families. The goal of this act is to keep Indigenous children and youth connected to their families, communities, and culture. It recognizes the individual uniqueness of each First Nation. The focus of the conference is centred around ensuring and maintaining healthy connections with family and community in times of need.
 

March 26th, 2021

Giizis Energy Solar Storage Micro Grid Project

On Wednesday, March 17, 2021, The Gull Bay First Nation Giizis Energy Solar Storage Micro Grid Project reached a milestone in climate action by surpassing 100,000 litres in diesel reduction. Despite it being a cloudy day, Giizis was able to provide enough solar production to reach this goal. Chi miigwetch Creator!

March 25th, 2021

Urban Indigenous Vaccination Clinic

 
Appointments start Tuesday, March 30th, 2021. To qualify you must be Indigenous, you must be residing in Thunder Bay, and you must be turning 55 or older in 2021. If you’re to book your COVID-19 appointment please visit www.mushkiki.com
or call 807-624-1871. Please remember to have your health card number, and status card number ready!

March 24th, 2021

Transition to Remote Learning

The TBDHU unfortunately continues to see elevated numbers of school-aged children testing positive for COVID-19. The TBDHU has directed Boards to extend virtual learning for an additional two weeks (until April 12). Please note that this date extends into April Break (April 12 – April 18). The Health Unit will continue to review our situation and keep us informed of future reopening plans.
 
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March 24th, 2021

VIRTUAL LEARNING EXTENDED TO APRIL 12TH

Lakehead Public Schools has received direction from the Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU) to further extend the period of virtual learning for all students district-wide for an additional two weeks (to April 12th) to continue to reduce the risk of spread of the COVID-19 virus to students, families, and staff. The TBDHU has advised that since the onset of the virtual learning period, a large number of COVID-19 positive cases have been reported among school-aged children. Keeping students home during these difficult times can be challenging, but please know it is helping to keep your children and family safe.
 
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March 24th, 2021

Medical Officer of Health Extends Suspension of In-Person Learning

March 24, 2021 – Due to the ongoing number and rate of active cases of COVID-19 in Thunder Bay and the significant uncertainty related to Variants of Concern (VOC) and the third wave provincially, the Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Janet DeMille, is directing schools in the City of Thunder Bay and surrounding areas to extend the suspension of in-person learning until April 12, 2021. This direction was communicated to the school boards through a Letter of Instruction, issued under regulations of the Reopening of Ontario Act, 2020.

March 24th, 2021

ATTENTION INDIGENOUS YOUTH

Members who were vaccinated on Saturday, March 20th will be contacted as to their appointment times at the CLE Coliseum.
Those who still have not received their first dose are welcome to EITHER register online with ONWA at one of their clinics (by calling 697-1753 Mon – Fri 10 am-2 pm) OR complete the online form at www.gbfn.ca expression of interest for vaccination and you will be contacted as to your appointment date.
 

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March 24th, 2021

ATTENTION INDIGENOUS YOUTH

Share your thoughts with us on recreational cannabis use. You can submit a short story, a TikTok / YouTube video, or digital or traditional artwork.

The Ontario Native Education Counselling Association (ONECA) is developing culturally-appropriate resources and training related to recreational cannabis use and vaping. We need your input and perspectives. 1st Prize – Laptop!

All participants will receive a gift card! Producers of the top content could be asked to participate in an online forum to develop key messaging that will influence healthy choices and harm reduction.
Send your submissions to Linda Sullivan, the Project Coordinator at sully.on.the.lake@gmail.com
Include your name, email address, and phone number.

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March 23rd, 2021

On-Reserve Second Dose Vaccination Clinic

Attention On-Reserve members of KZA-GBFN. The Second Dose Vaccination Clinic will be held on April 12th. This clinic is for members who received their first dose on March 15th. This clinic is also an opportunity for members who have yet to receive their first dose to do so!

March 23rd, 2021

Post Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP)

PSSSP provides financial assistance to individuals enrolled in an accredited post-secondary certificate, diploma, undergraduate or advanced professional degree program.

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March 23rd, 2021

Spring Break

A reminder that March Break has been moved to April 12th – 16th 2021. Rest up, jump in puddles, and we’ll see you when school resumes on April 22nd.

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Zewiec. 

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March 23rd, 2021

Drivers License Poster

Interested in obtaining other license classes?
Such as Class A, B, C, D, E, F, or M?

Don’t have a driver’s license?
Interested in completing your written exam?

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March 22nd, 2021

Mindimooyenh Vaccination Clinic Registration Line

The registration line open for all Status Indians. 

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March 22nd, 2021

Election Postponed 
 
Gull Bay First Nation Election postponed until November 22nd, 2021.  

March 22nd, 2021

Mashkawiziiwin – The Power Within
 
 
 This 27 min commissioned documentary tells the story of the Gull Bay First Nation and how they pioneered development of Canada’s first fully integrated solar microgrid (where solar energy is captured and stored in batteries). 

March 19th, 2021

Job Posting: Operator in Training
 
The mandate of the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is to provide engineering and technical advisory services to all Unaffiliated First Nations and Tribal Councils in Ontario. The OFNTSC requires the services of an Operator-In-Training that will assist a First Nations’ Water Treatment Plant Operator. The position will be located in an Unaffiliated First Nation community participating in the OFNTSC’s HUB program.
 
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March 18th, 2021

Important Links
 

Dr. Evan Adams is the Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Public Health at Indigenous Services Canada.  Please see the links below for YouTube videos with Dr. Evan Adams and Gramma Susie, discussing COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccine. 

  1. Gramma Susie has her shots
    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xo9iEXTXNk
  2. What is COVID-19
    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a758CF_Hzpc
  3. Traditional self-isolation and getting back to normal
    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsiR1FMOFoM&ab_channel=hssyukongovernment
  4. Evans explains the possible side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine
    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5hXOU5PHBc

March 18th, 2021

COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine Information
 
Please click the link to view the document.
 
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March 18th, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Lessons Learned
 
Please click the link to view the document.
 
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March 18th, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Decision Aid
 
Please click the link to view the document.
 
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March 18th, 2021

Health Care Professionals COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit
 
Please click the link to view the document.
 
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March 18th, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit
 
Please click the link to view the document.
 
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March 4th, 2021

What you should know about the COVID-19 Vaccines:

With Health Canada approval of some COVID-19 vaccines, we know that many people have questions about the vaccines.  

Guide: http://www.gullbayfirstnation.com/doc-mar-4-2021-10-20-am/

March 3rd, 2021

THUNDER BAY — The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is taking steps to enhance its ability to enforce self-isolation requirements for people diagnosed with COVID-19.

In a statement Tuesday, the TBDHU said the class order strengthens its opportunity to quickly enforce self-isolation at a time of high case numbers in the Thunder Bay area, and when there are increasing numbers of COVID-19 variants circulating in the province.

“Self-isolation of individuals with COVID-19, anyone who has symptoms that could be COVID-19 and anyone who has been in close contact of someone with COVID-19 is an important part of reducing the spread,” DeMille said.

Full Article: https://tinyurl.com/fmn5n3j2

February 26th, 2021

Thunder Bay District moving into Grey Lockdown

Please not that some of the grey lockdown framework has changed since December of 2020, Please read through carefully to fully understand restrictions in the Grey Lockdown Frame Work. 

COVID-19 response framework: keeping Ontario safe and open | Ontario.ca 

February 25th, 2021

NOIFSC Sovereign Household Grant Application

Aanii, wâciye, boozhoo, welcome to the Northern Ontario Indigenous Food Sovereignty Collaborative’s Sovereign Household Grant application. 

NOIFSC provides small grants to Indigenous households to help increase their ability to feed themselves and others in ways that align with the rights and teachings of their cultures.

The application itself is pretty easy: we’ll ask you for your contact information, and there are 5 questions to answer.

Grants can be used to support:

  1. An increase in your household’s ability grow, hunt, fish, trap, harvest, process, prepare and/or store food.
  2. An increase your household’s income through food related activities.

Grant Application: https://survey.spno.ca/index.php/352222 

February 23rd, 2021

Suboxone Program Is coming to Gullbay!

A new program is coming to Gull Bay!! David Peterson NP, from the Dilico Health Care Services FWFN introducing the Suboxone program in GBFN-KZA. If you are interested in this program instead of going into Thunder Bay daily, or
weekly. contact Jo-Ann CHN at the Gull Bay Health Centre for an appointment.

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February 11th, 2021

Oshki-Wenjack

You can obtain a post secondary education certificate, diploma, or degree at our Thunder Bay Campus. Our special delivery model allows you to remain in your home community for the majority of your program. 

February 10th, 2021

Oshki-Wenjack

You will complete the modules and tests through online and independent study without having to attend our campus. In this course, students will explore the roles and responsibilities of security guards and other protection services professionals. Students will discuss relevant legislation and investigative authorities, and the importance of respecting the application of authority within their community. This course will prepare students for writing the security guard licensing examination for the province of Ontario.

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Gull Bay First Nation will be featured on a new show called, Power to the People, which starts premiering January 28th on APTN. Host, Melina Laboucan Massimo explores how Indigenous people, values and wisdom are guiding the way to a sustainable, clean energy future. Watch the clip to see Canada’s first fully-integrated remote renewable energy micro grid.

In 2008, Clara Weistche from Waskaganish demonstrated how she singes and cooks moose nose. Watch the CBC Indigenous video below!

Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek -
Gull Bay First Nation

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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Mailing Address

PO Box 29100

1186 Memorial Avenue

Thunder Bay, Ontario

P7B 6P9

 

Phone: 807.982.0006

Toll Free: 1.855.982.0006

Fax: 807.982.0009

Email: info@gbfn.ca

Business Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:30pm

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