July 20th, 2021

Memo re: NEW Housing Application Forms for 2021-22

New Housing application forms for the 2021-22 term are now available.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions the Band Hall is currently closed to the public. We are asking band members to call in or email a request for a form to Allison at the front desk of the Natoaganeg (EGFN) Band Administration Hall.

Forms will be available by request from July 20th until Friday, August 20th, 2021.

You will need to supply a complete current mailing address and telephone number when making your request. The form will be mailed out to you. The completed original numbered form may be mailed back to the Band Hall or dropped off in the “Drop-off box” which is present at the front doors of the Band Hall during business hours. Please DO NOT attempt to return them in person at the door.

Make your request to Allison at (506) 627-4644 or by email:

Applications that are to be considered are due to be returned no later than: August 20th, 2021.

Thank you!



The following is from: Government of Canada / Indigenous Services Canada website. Link is posted below article.

Government of Canada announces the construction and operation of a new emergency shelter in Natoaganeg (Eel Ground) First Nation


News release

July 16, 2021 â€” Natoaganeg First Nation, Traditional and unceded Mi'kmaq territory — Indigenous Services Canada 

Natoaganeg (Eel Ground) First Nation will be the site of a new shelter for Indigenous women, children and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people in times of great need and crisis. This new shelter will be the first of its kind located in rural New Brunswick and will serve 15 Mi'kmaw and Maliseet communities, as well as extending shelter services to other First Nations communities in the Atlantic region.

The Government of Canada is committed to addressing and reducing violence against Indigenous women, children and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people by ensuring that Indigenous women, their families and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people have a safe place to turn to. The Natoaganeg shelter is part of an initiative by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and Indigenous Services Canada that will invest $85.6 million over five years and $10.2 million annually thereafter to fund the construction and support the ongoing operation of 12 new emergency shelters in communities across Canada. 

The new Indigenous-led emergency shelter for Natoaganeg will provide culturally appropriate services to help survivors of family violence recover from the trauma of their experiences, access support programming, and create a stable environment where they can feel supported and begin their healing process.

The shelter plans to offer eight units with a total of 12 beds. This will provide added protection to an underserviced rural population by being accessible to a number of First Nations communities in New Brunswick. 

The construction and ongoing support for this shelter are a crucial element of the Government of Canada's response to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and an important contribution to the Federal Pathway to Address Violence Against Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People.


"Every Indigenous woman and child in need deserves a safe place to go for shelter, for care and to protect themselves from harm. I am proud to be a part of this important initiative that will provide more dedicated, culturally relevant and trauma-informed safe places for Indigenous women, children and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people in times of need."

The Honourable Marc Miller
Minister of Indigenous Services

"Natoaganeg First Nation is honoured to have been selected to receive one of 12 new shelters across Canada for Indigenous women, children and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people escaping family violence. These centres will provide critical refuge and culturally appropriate supports to help survivors of family violence. I want to thank our working group led by the Natoaganeg First Nation Health Centre, Mawlugutineg Mental Wellness team, North Shore Micmac District Council Technical Services, Natoaganeg Employment and Training Program, and all others who contributed to the successful submission. The work is just beginning and we look forward to the service being available in late 2022. Wela'lioq!" 

Chief GH Ginnish 
for Natoaganeg Council and Staff

Quick facts

  • Natoaganeg (Eel Ground) First Nation has successfully led the establishment of a not-for-profit community-based mental wellness services agency (Mawlugutinge Wellness Services Inc.) in five First Nation communities

  • As Canada's authority on housing, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Association (CMHC) contributes to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provides support for Canadians in housing need, and offers unbiased housing research and advice to all levels of Canadian government, consumers and the housing industry. CMHC's aim is that by 2030, everyone in Canada has a home they can afford and that meets their needs. For more information, please visit the CMHC website or follow us on TwitterInstagramYouTubeLinkedIn and Facebook


    Link to original article on Government of Canada Website:

Notice to Residents of Natoaganeg (Eel Ground) First Nation

Memo:  Re: Routine Water Maintenance:

Maintenance on the Natoaganeg (EG) First Nation Water System has been scheduled from Monday, July 12th until Friday, July 16th, 2021Flushing of Fire Hydrants and the system throughout the community will occur during this time.  Some discolouration of water may occur during the flushing. Work will be carried out daily between 9am to 4pm.

Thank you

Please see information posted on the "Community Development Centre" Page or click the link below:

Link to "Eel Ground First Nation Economic and Community Developmeny" Facebook page is below:

Please see the hyperlink or pdf document below for the latest information regarding COVID-19 Risk Mitigation for Festivals and Events.

"COVID-19 Operational Plan Requirements regarding: Festivals and Events"

GNB website link below:



Sydney Paul is our new Economic Development Officer (EDO). Her office is located at 40 Micmac Road Eel Ground, NB.

She can be contacted at the following: Work email: sends e-mail) and her office# is 627-4604 ext. 698.

Please participate in the survey and help decide the path for Economic Development in our FN. We need to hear your voices!

Click the link below to fill out the survey. Thank you!

Please like our page on Facebook: "Eel Ground First Nation Economic and Community Development Centre"

Thank you for your participation!



The document link below goes to the pdf copy of this information.