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Gimaa Toulouse Addresses the Sagamok Community April 24, 2020  
Posted: Apr 24, 2020

Gimaa Toulouse Addresses the Sagamok Community

April 24, 2020             [14 minutes, 31 seconds]


In his April 24 address to the Sagamok community, Gimaa Nelson Toulouse


  • Announces the Curfew Bylaw
  • Informs community members that APS has informed the Council that community members can be charged under both Sagamok Bylaws and the Ontario Emergencies Act, facing stiff penalities. 
  • Advises that there is a change in the authorization process for travel passes.  Travel pass authorizations are now provided by Tammy Manitowabi, Director of Operations by emailing  Gimaa had previously authorized travel passes but will now deal with travel pass appeals. 
  • Advises community members that Nogdawindamin Child & Family Services is still providing services to Sagamok families, though with their offices closed, many services are now virtual based.


Much of Gimaa Nelson Toulouse’s April 24 Address to the Sagamok community  discussed the new Sagamok Anishnawbek Curfew Bylaw applying to community residents between the hours of 11pm and 6am.  It is an updated version of the Curfew Bylaw passed in 2008, changed to suit pandemic realities. 


He says that there are penalties for those who break the curfew, enforce by Anishinabek Police Services (APS). 


“Be careful.  There are stiff fines.” 


Gimaa Toulouse announced a change in travel pass authorizations.  Since the travel passes were put into place in early April, it has been Gimaa who has been authorizing travel passes outside of the travel restriction bylaw that Council approved.  Sagamok’s lawyers have advised that people should have a body to appeal decisions regarding their applications for travel passes that may have been declined authorization. 


Director of Operations, Tammy Manitowabi, will now be responsible for authorizing travel passes by email requests made to and Gimaa will now be the body of appeal for those whose travel application passes may have been declined. 


Gimaa Toulouse reminds Sagamok community members to be mindful of the pandemic safety precautions put into place by businesses locally and outside the community, including limiting the numbers of customers inside their places of business and practicing physical distancing. 


Community members can find out about the precautions in place at businesses in the regions with an Essential Business Listing published by Sagamok Communications that will be delivered to each household with this weekend’s deliveries. 


Gimaa reminds Sagamok community members that Nogdawindamin offices are closed but their services continue.  Some services may be virtual. 


Watch Gimaa Toulouse's April 24, 2020 Address to the Sagamok Community here: