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The Chippewas of Rama First Nation

The Chippewas of Rama First Nation

Aaniin. Boozhoo. Welcome.

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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 travelers 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 maintaining public health measures for the safety of our community

All Rama Government Offices, Facilities Building, Health Centre and Ontario Works are operating but will remain closed to the general public.
Rama employees will continue to work remotely where possible.

Please continue to arrange for an appointment in advance if you plan to attend any of our buildings or access any service. 
This will ensure the best customer service.

The Rama Country Market and Tim Horton’s will be open from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm.
We ask you follow protocols at the entrance to all buildings and businesses for your protection.  

Guests, visitors and patrons are not required to wear masks in our buildings however, it is strongly encouraged and appreciated.
Masks are available at the entrances to all buildings. Continue hand sanitizing and be aware of any health concerns in areas you may be visiting.

 Masking is mandatory of everyone entering the Rama Health Centre, Seniors Complex or accessing any of our transportation services.
Please refer to information from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit for guidance in regional COVID-19 protocols.

*NEW* Chief Island permits *NEW*
click here for permits for the 2022 season

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.

Learn More about Chief 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.

Learn More about Exciting Economic Developments in Rama

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