The Chippewas of Georgina Island are descendants of a larger group known as the Chippewas of Lakes Huron and Simcoe. Few streets, neighbourhoods, monuments, holidays etc are named after Natives. In the late 1820’s, the Indian Department of Upper Canada began to relocate the Lake Simcoe Indians. **BE ADVISED THAT OUR NANABUSH TRAILS ARE CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE**. We enjoy a new Community Centre, Health Centre, United Church and a Public School. Georgina Island Administration Office – R.R.#2 Box N-13 Sutton West, Ontario L0E 1R0 Phone (705) 437-1337; Fax (705) 437-4597 Proud and progressive, we continue to assert our Aboriginal rights as guaranteed in the Canadian constitution. Please provide as much education about Chippewa history and current events that may welcome non-Natives. Classes are taught in Native language, art beadwork and traditional teachings. They were also then allowed to bring alcohol onto the reserves. Georgia's Major Islands Jekyll Island. Our Island membership is 600 with 155 members residing on our reserve. Chippewa Chief, Joseph Snake, and his people first lived on Snake Island, one of three islands (Snake, Fox and Georgina) not surrendered to the Crown. With the advent of modern-day communications and new modes of transportation, we are better able to stay in touch with the world around us. We have a ball team and a hockey team; we enjoy Powwows and Native dancing. My Grandmother is a Charles and she never lived on the Island, but her father would go over from time to time. They were trained to spread the Christian faith and were forbidden to practice their Native Teachings or to use their Native tongue. (When they are they are unfortunately interpreted by some as disrespectful). With more pressure to farm, they moved to the larger and more isolated Georgina Island. The ancestors of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation were inhabitants of the Lake Simcoe region long before the arrival of white settlers. Only a few remained on Snake Island. I have read some writings from the early 1800 and in some cases believe they may have had good intentions for Natives to have a better life, but it was certainly done the wrong way. Hard to do when all the world is becoming a nation-less new world order, but that makes quickly educating about your Nation among non-Natives even more important. Now a playground for seaside lovers everywhere, Jekyll Island offers a variety of activities ranging from environmental education to plain old-fashioned beach fun. It was a different world then- but that is no excuse now. ( oh…and PLEASE require approval of comments to stop the kiddies from making your website look like a joke. Effective Friday September 11, 2020 the Aazhaawe Ferry schedule will be changed for the following trips to accommodate the student’s hours for the modified school days Monday – Friday Georgina Island — Virginia Beach *8:45 am returning at 9:30am […] In 1826, camp meetings were held by the Methodist missionaries who worked Vigorously to convert Indians to Christianity. They would then take them to the villages and sell or trade them for food or clothes. This is the warm loving home I spent my childhood in.
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