Aamjiwnaang First Nation


Living in Amjiwnaang

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, in the city limits of Sarnia. There are 2000 band members and roughly 850 live on Aamjiwnaang First Nation. Our heritage language is Ojibwa.

On January 1, 2000, we greeted the New Year by officially reclaiming our name Aamjiwnaang, which means meeting place by the rapid water; which describes our surrounding communities.

Aamjiwnaang is dedicated to saving our culture and environment for the generations to come. To
showcase our culture we have our annual Pow Wow during the last weekend in June, featuring
traditional Native dancing and singing, foods and authentic craftwork. This is a public event.

Aamjiwnaang is a beautiful place to visit as we love to share our culture and traditions with all that are interested.

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Industry and Community Highlights

  • Petrochemical
  • Nature

Average Temperatures

Season Average Maximum Average Minimum
Summer 26°C 16°C
Winter -1°C -10°C

Travel Times

Destination Time
Average time to Toronto 3h 1 min
Average time to Detroit 1h 17 min