Aamjiwnaang is a small First Nation community located on the shores of the St. Clair River in Southwestern Ontario. This First Nation is located within the city limits of Sarnia.
The community of Aamjiwnaang First Nation, formerly Chippewas of Sarnia, is located on the St. Clair River, three miles south of the southern tip of Lake Huron. There are 2,000 band members and roughly 850 live on Aamjiwnaang First Nation. Ojibwa is the traditional language.
On January 1, 2000, the First Nation became officially known as Aamjiwnaang (pronounced, am-JIN-nun), which means meeting place by the rapid water.
Aamjiwnaang is dedicated to saving the culture and environment for the generations to come. To showcase their culture Aamjiwnaang hosts an annual Pow Wow during the last weekend in June, featuring traditional Native dancing and singing, foods and authentic craftwork. This public event draws large crowds each year.
Aamjiwnaang is a beautiful place to visit as residents love to share culture and traditions with all that are interested.
Industry and Community Highlights
- Business Park
- Chippewa Industrial Development Corporation
- Maawn Doosh Gumig Community and Youth Centre
- Community events