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Beausoleil First Nation rests in the southern tip of Georgian Bay on Christian, Beckwith and Hope Islands. These magnificent islands are home to the Chippewa people. Much history can be found on the islands. More recently with the Forked Three-awned Grass. This species of grass is nicknamed "Ice Age Grass" found throughout Christian Island and is currently on the Species at Risk list.

Christian Island is home to about 700 residents year round and many others during the summer months. Tourism is abundant in Christian Island, for more information on tourism, please visit the Economic Development link found on this page.

Letters to the membership of Beausoleil First Nation

Posted Friday May 20, 2016

Letter to the membership - Chief Roland Monague

Letter to the membership - Councillor Joanne Sandy

Transportation Update

Update: Friday May 20, 2016

The push barge is enroute.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE BFN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT HAS CHARTERED THE SERVICES OF GROVES MARINE TO PROVIDE TUG AND BARGE SERVICES FOR THE PERIOD OF ONE WEEK. GROVES MARINE WILL ARRIVE MAY 20, 2016 AND COMMENCE SERVICE UPON ARRIVAL.

FEE STRUCTURES REMAIN UNCHANGED AND ANY AND ALL VEHICLE PASSES FOR THE M.V. SANDY GRAHAM WILL BE HONORED.

THERE ARE NO PASSENGERS ALLOWED ON THE TUG AND BARGE WHILE IN TRANSIT. ANYONE WHO CHOOSES TO TRANSPORT A VEHICLE MUST UTILIZE THE M.V. INDIAN MAIDEN. VEHICLE CAPACITY IS 8.

View Push Barge Schedule

B.F.N. TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT

Any additional updates from BFN Chief and Council/BFN Transportation Department will be posted here.

APS Seeking Public Assistance

Police received a complaint of a missing/stolen bike; grey BMX style bike, no lettering, electrical tape on handlebars, pegs on rear axle. Youth reporting bike taken and depends on bike to get to the Ferry for School purposes.

Incident occurred this date when youth was in a hurry,

left his bike a the O'Gemaa Miikan Ferry Docks by the Solar Panel post and was not locked. Youth is asking for assistance to locate bike in the community.

Community News and Events

May 20, 2016 - May 2016 Education Update

May 20, 2016 - AES Information Session

May 20, 2016 - Updated Candidate List

May 19, 2016 - Housing Opportunity

May 18, 2016 - 2016 Visitor Guide

May 17, 2016 - Polling Notice

May 16, 2016 - Student Employment Opportunity

May 16, 2016 - Nomination Meeting Results

May 3, 2016 - Self Esteem Sessions

April 14, 2016 - 2016 General Band Election Page - Find all upcoming election information here.

March 6, 2014 - MEMBERS! Please send us an email if you would like to be added to our email distribution list.

March 21, 2011 - Please update your address if you have relocated within the past 12 months. Send an email to: Membership.

Mini Gallery

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Spring Thaw - By Vicki Monague - 2014 Tipi at Douglas Lake Big Sand Bay Sand Ladder - By M. Renee Jamieson 2004
West Beach 2004 - By M. Renee Jamieson 2004 South Beach Dune - By M. Renee Jamieson 2004 Lighthouse Point - By M. Renee Jamieson 2004
Dock at Sunset - By Candace Deidre Sylvester Ferry Ride - By Hannah Jamieson Lighthouse Point - By M. Renee Jamieson 2004

Photos courtesy of Vicki Monague, M.R Jamieson, H.K Jamieson and Candace D. Sylvester



Contact Us!

We are available by phone, snail mail, fax and email:


11 Ogemaa Miikaan
Christian Island, ON
L9M 0A9
Phone: (705) 247-2051
Fax: (705) 247-2239
Email: info@chimnissing.ca