Aaniin. Boozhoo. Welcome.
The Chippewas of Rama First Nation have been known as a caring, sharing people throughout history. Our Chippewa territory has been called ‘the gathering place’ where travellers rested before continuing on their journey, where great meetings were held and important agreements signed. From the earliest of times, our people have been entrepreneurs, artisans, craftsmen, hunters and fishermen. We later operated as guides throughout the area for tourists, marketed crafts and produce.
We invite you to learn more about our community, whose pride in Ojibwe traditions and restoring traditional ecological knowledge are at the forefront of community visioning. This stands alongside progressive programs, economic development initiatives and member services.
Gchi miigwech for visiting the Chippewas of Rama First Nation website.
The Chippewas of Rama First Nation are on Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen Ontario, as of July 16, 2021.
The Chippewas of Rama First Nation moved to Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen on July 16, 2021 based on the provincewide vaccination rate and continuing improvements in key public health and health system indicators. Please follow the guidelines, which can be found here. Public health and workplace safety measures in Step 3 are set out in a regulation under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020.
Rama Government Offices, Facilities Building, Health Centre and Ontario Works will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Rama Country Market and Tim Horton’s will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Many of our businesses have returned to regular hours. Community facilities are now available for rental. Please contact Facilities for permit application details. We ask that you follow the guidelines at the entrance to all buildings and businesses for your protection.
With restrictions lifting, a reminder that you need to wear masks indoors for your safety, continue hand sanitizing and be aware of any health concerns in areas you may be visiting. Please refer to information from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.
Have a safe summer. Gchi miigwech.
NEW Chief Island page: Please check under ‘Culture and Events’
A quick snippet from the Chief Island page:
Rama First Nation members lived on Chief Island for a short time during the transition to Rama township in the late 1830’s. The Island is a sacred place for our people with a number of unmarked graves on the island as well as headstones. These graves include those of warriors who died in a great battle on and around the island between the Ojibwe and the Mohawks after the Huron-Wendat were decimated by war and disease. Many warriors died on the island.
Exciting new Leasing Opportunities with the Chippewas of Rama First Nation
A quick snippet from the Economic Development page:
We are Ojibwe peoples, part of the Three Fires Confederacy along with the Odawa and Pottawatomi Nations. Rama radiates with the spirit that has made us a thriving community. For centuries, our people have been leaders, entrepreneurs, artisans and harvesters. The Seven Grandfather teachings passed down from the Creator are at the centre of community culture. These traditions form the backbone of a community that draws strength and inspiration from the past while preparing for its future.