October 4th, 2016

Re: Expressions of Interest, Lease of Restaurant Space

To Whom It May Concern:

Please be advised that the Chief and Council of Eel Ground First Nation will be accepting business plans or expressions of interest for a Term Lease of the Restaurant and facility at 6 Micmac Road, Eel Ground, NB.

Any business plan or expression of interest should include an initial calculation of $800.00 per month subsidized Rent plus 75% of the utilities and waste and snow removal costs.

Should you require further financial information please contact Kim MUZERALL at 627-4689.

Applications will be accepted until October 17th, 2016 at 12 noon.


Chief George H. GINNISH

To: Eel Ground Residents

Re: Fall Garbage Collection

Dear members,

Please note, that the fall “Big Garbage” collection for this year is scheduled for Thursday, October 20th, 2016. All household items such as appliances and furniture will be accepted.

Items that will NOT be picked up are as follows; paint cans, car parts, tires, computers or any other toxic waste.

We also have a cell phone and battery recycling box here at the band hall. Please feel free to drop off old cell phones and batteries. The Greater Miramichi Regional Service Commission "Solid Waste Services" will properly discard of these items at no charge to us.

*If you would like to learn more about:  Recycling, Composting, Household Hazardous Waste etc. check out the "Greater Miramichi Regional Service Commission" Website at: (link is external)

Please note: Eel Ground First Nation Falls under "Region B" for scheduling when looking at the waste collection and recycling schedules on the website link above.



Also: There will be a Household Hazardous Waste Collection & E-Waste Collection: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1st, 2016 Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12 Noon Location: Saint Mary's Catholic Parish, 360 Newcastle Blvd., Miramichi. You must transport your items to this location.

 Examples of accepted E-Waste:

Computers & laptop, Digital cameras, External drives, Fax machines, Flat LCD & CRT monitors, Gaming consoles, Hard drives, Modems, Mouse, Printers, Radios, Scanners, Speakers, Telephones, Televisions

Examples of accepted Household Hazardous Waste (HHW):

Adhesives, Aerosol Cans, Antifreeze Coolant, Automotive Fluid, Batteries (car & household), Beauty Products, Bleach, Butane Cartridge, Car Care Products, Cleaning Products, Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs, Diesel Fuel, Driveway Sealant, Ethanol, Fertilizers, Fluorescent tubes, Flea Powder, Floor & Furniture Polish/Wax, Gasoline, General Household Chemical, Herbicides, Insecticides, Kerosene, Lighters & Lighter Fluid, Mercury (thermometers), Metal Polishes, Motor Oil/Filters, Nail Polish/Remover, Oven Cleaner, Paint & Related Products, Pesticides, Pool Chemicals, Propane Tanks & Cylinders, Solvants, Stains, Stain Removers, Upholstery Cleaner, Used Engine Oil, Varnishes, Windshield Washer Fluid

 Items NOT accepted:

Explosives, Radioactive Waste, PCBs, Bio Hazardous Waste, Ammunition, Tires, Fire Extinguishers.



To: Eel Ground First Nation Members

Re: History Project

Dear Members,

 Please be advised that Ken Larry will be working with us over the coming months to assist in compiling biographies on past Chiefs, and collecting any historical pictures the community would like to share.

This project will be as big as we want it to be, so we are asking for your support to ensure all are represented in the final product.

Should you have any questions please contact or Chief George at your convenience.


 Chief George H. GINNISH

For EGFN Council

To the members of the Eel Ground First Nation:

   J. Kenneth Larry has the task of gathering information on the biography of the past and present Chiefs who have served as leaders of EGFN. The information gathered will be used as part of a project in the development of a digital Kiosk describing the history of Eel Ground First Nation (Natoaganeg ). The biography of past and present Chiefs is just one of many different subjects that will be included in this history project. It is a vital part because every Chief has played a role in making our community what it is today. A community that we should all be very proud of because of its beauty, culture, tradition and most importantly the people.

Below you will find the list of Chiefs that have served our community dating back from 1922 to present.

If anyone has any information, stories and or pictures they would like to share or if you are looking for additional info in regards to this project. Please contact Ken by e-mail (,  Facebook (Ken Larry), or phone 210-2262 to arrange a meeting at your convenience.
Thank You,
Wela' lin.
J. Kenneth Larry


Natoaganeg ~ Eel Ground First Nation List of Chiefs and their Terms:
Daniel Paul 1922-1926
Peter J. Paul 1932-1935
Dan Paul 1935-1947
Gilbert Patles 1948-1951
Dan Paul 1951-1955
Moses Francis 1955-1956
Dan Paul 1956-1958
Moses Francis 1958-1964
William Barnaby 1964-1966
Howard McKay 1966-1968
Joe Larry Jr. 1968-1969
Wilson Simonson 1969-1969
Michael Ginnish 1969-1972
Michael Martin 1972-1978
Wilfred Ward 1978-1980
Roger Augustine 1980-1996
George H. Ginnish 1996- present.


Showcasing Eel Ground First Nation

Visitors and our local community will soon be acquainted with Eel Ground First Nations Interactive Cultural Center.

The touch screen kiosk makes discovery of information such as Language, maps, oral History, Treaties, and historic references easy and fun using vivid images,descriptive text, photos, audio and video.

We are reaching out to the Eel Ground First Nations Community for help in showcasing our History and Culture.

Do you have photos, newspaper articles, information on Eel Ground First Nations

which we can proudly display?

Please submit information to