Councillor Lorraine Big Canoe, Chief Donna Big Canoe, Councillor Pat Big Canoe
Back Row, Councillor Bill McCue and Councillor Brett Mooney
The Chippewas of Georgina are a proud and progressive First Nation. The information you see on this site will provide a partial illustration of what it means to belong to this community. However, reading about it is not the same as living it -- the expectations and aspirations the people have for this island; the turmoil and the conflicts due to the isolation of the island; the peace and solace that the seclusion offers compared to the hectic lifestyle on the mainland; and the exhilarating beauty and generosity of the lake in contrast to the times is fierce, severe and heartless, all cannot be as fully illustrated in this website.
If you wish to visit the island, there is a family campground, Neezh Meegwenun, as well as many cottage rentals that are available year-round. Click here for our business directory. Fishing is a favourite pastime in the summer and winter. Walking or biking on Nanabush Trails, or even the 13 miles around the perimeter of the island, is a relaxing experience. A wide variety of wild flowers, many species of birds and butterflies, wolves, foxes, deer, beavers, raccoons, rabbits, squirrels and chipmunks live on the island. Just remember to bring bug spray in the summer!!
We welcome you to "take a look" and learn a little about our community.
Chief and Council 2011