Saugeen first nation

Saugeen First Nation

Saugeen First Nation is an Ojibway community found on the shores of Lake Huron at the base of the Bruce Peninsula, two miles northeast of Southampton and approximately eighteen miles west of Owen Sound, Ontario.

Saugeen First Nation operates 20 departments and 2 businesses on reserve, in addition to many growing small businesses run by community members. The Nation provides both seasonal and year-round employment for 150 staff, including the management of its lands and cottage leases. South Sauble Beach Park, operated seasonally by the Nation, is known for its shallow, sandy beach, which is driveable. The area is a popular destination for hiking, fishing, and swimming.

Saugeen has a population of approximately 1,750 members; nearly half live on reserve. Home ownership and housing in general are important to this community. The majority of 185 homes built on reserve are privately owned; 25 are Band rentals, including apartment units and an Elder’s complex.

The public is invited to sample Saugeen’s Ojibway cultural heritage and experience their gracious hospitality. The Saugeen First Nation Amphitheatre and gardens, located in the heart of the village is a continued source of pride.

“Financing has been a problem, and we are very pleased to finally be partnering with the First Nations Market Housing Fund, so that our Members have greater access to mortgage funds. The individual assistance from the Fund, through finance workshops and one-on-one credit counselling, is expected to allow those that don’t presently, qualify for loans.”
Chief Lester Anaquot (July 2017)

Media and website contact information:

Cheree Urscheler
A/Band Administrator
6493 Hwy 21 R.R. #1
Southampton, ON
N0H 2L0
Phone: 1800-680-0744
Fax: 519-797-2978
Email: curscheler@saugeenfirstnation.ca
Website: http://www.saugeenfirstnation.ca