The Algonquins of Greater Golden Lake First Nation

Welcome and thank you for checking in on us. Now we really hope you can take some time out of your busy day to browse through our new website. We recently changed our website so we could reach out to all age groups within our community. We chose to make it more exciting, more informative and more interactive user friendly.

You will notice we added various new tabs for you to browse and/or read if you are at all interested in Algonquin Ancestry, Language, Culture, The Algonquin Provincial Park and New Recipes.

If you have any questions or require any more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can find our contact information on the “Contact Us” tab.

Or you can stop by for a visit and grab a quick bite to eat at Norki’s Snack Shack located in the parking lot. Our Community Office is located on the 2nd Floor, 2 International Drive, Pembroke, On. K8A 6W5.


Monday To Thursday – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Friday – Closed – Working from home, you can reach us at 613-633-7441

Saturday – Closed – Sunday – Closed

Statutory Holidays – Closed


“Moose Draw Information Update”

Applications are available under our Harvesting Tab

Maps & Supporting Documents are still to follow

Applications must be Received by 5:00 pm July 22, 2022.


Applications can be mailed in, dropped off, faxed or emailed.

Address: 2 International Drive – 2nd Floor, Pembroke, On. K8A 6W5

Fax # 1-613-732-9146

Email: paulthewall@nrtco.net


Indian Agricultural Program of Ontario

IAPO offers financing and business support to help First Nations farmer flourish

Whether you’re a new farmer or an established farmer looking to expand, IAPO offers an assortment of financing solutions, learning opportunities and business support to help you build and grow your business. Using a trusted farm business advisor or a team of advisors can help your farm reach greater financial success.

See link for more information – http://indianag.on.ca/

The Indigenous Peoples Survey (IPS)-Statistics Canada

The Indigenous Peoples Survey (IPS) is a national survey of First Nations people living off reserve, living in Canada. The 2022 IPS is a thematic survey with a focus on social and economic outcomes related to education, employment, health and access to services. It will continue to collect important information concerning Indigenous people such as language, harvesting, handcrafting and cultural activities, housing and mobility.

Collection periods: From May 11 to October 31, 2022

Collection methods: Electronic questionnaire and telephone interview

Survey participation: Voluntary

We would like to encourage everyone to take some time to fill out this survey with the Statistics Canada Link provided below. Thanks



Who’s Doing What to Advance Towards Truth & Reconciliation

Updates can be found in the link provided below.




The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a federal statutory holiday for employees in the federal government and federally regulated workplaces in Canada on September 30th.

The day is intended to educate and remind Canadians about the history of residential schools, honor the victims and celebrate the survivors.

About the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

In June 2021, a bill creating a statutory holiday to commemorate the tragic legacy of residential schools in Canada received royal assent after passing unanimously in the Senate.

The bill creates a statutory holiday for employees in the federal government and federally regulated workplaces.

Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault says the objective is to create a chance for Canadians to learn about and reflect on a dark chapter in their country’s history and to commemorate the survivors, their families, and their communities, as called for by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Indigenous leaders.

Over the course of more than 100 years, some 150,000 Indigenous children were ripped from their families and forced to attend church-run residential schools, where many suffered physical and sexual abuse, malnutrition, and neglect. More than 4,000 are believed to have died.


The Ontario government has announced that Sept. 30 will not be a provincial statutory holiday.

In an emailed statement, a spokesman for Indian Affairs Minister Greg Rickford said that National Truth and Reconciliation Day is not a provincial holiday in Ontario, but that “employers and employees may agree to treat this day as such, and some may have to do so if it has been negotiated in collective agreements or employment contracts”.

However, “Ontario Public Service employees will be observing a day of remembrance, similar to Remembrance Day and Easter Monday,” Rickford added. 

What is the new Sept. 30 holiday?

Sept. 30 is Canada’s newest holiday and it may be its most important one yet. While it doesn’t yet have the traditions of the Victoria Day or Labor Day long weekends, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will be an essential day to reflect on the nation’s past.

Named the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the day is meant to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools where tens of thousands of First Nations children were taken from their families and forced to attend classes that separated them from their culture.

Earlier this year mass grave sites with thousands of bodies were found at these former schools, leading many to call for change.

As a result, the day has been created so we can reflect on the atrocities this nation committed against its original inhabitants. Unlike most holidays, this is not seen as a day for celebration but rather one for reflection.

Orange Shirt Day

The date of September 30th is to mark Orange Shirt Day, an unofficial day that has been observed since 2013 in memory of a piece of clothing then-six-year-old Phyllis Webstad had taken from her on her first day at a residential school in 1973.

Before it was a statutory holiday, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation was started as a day for observance and later became known as “Orange Shirt Day” where Canadians would wear the bright orange color as a sign of their ally ship and support toward Indigenous communities.

Every child matters


If you are a member and you would like to attend any of our Community / Elders Meetings, please contact us so we can add your contact information to our reminder email list or call list.

You can find our contact information on the “Contact Us”  Tab

Just give any one of us a call and we would be glad to add your information to which ever list you prefer to be contacted by for Upcoming Meeting Reminders.

Next Community / Elders Meeting Will Be:

Saturday August 13/2022

“Moose Draw”

Alice & Fraser Rec. Centre – 2nd Floor

1 Henan Rd, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W8

11:00 am-3:00 pm

Doors open at 11:00 am

Lunch will be served at 12:00 pm

Moose Draw begins at 1:00 pm

Group discussion to follow



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Niigan Mosewak is a free summer leadership camp hosted by the O.P.P. Eastern Region Provincial Liaison Team (PLT) for Indigenous youth.

It is centered around First Nation teachings with an equal amount of time spent on team-building, healthy relationships, sports and other camp activities.

AGES 12-17

AUGUST 8-12, 2022




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Upcoming Event Announcement

Settlers Festival

Settlers Festival & Artisan Market

Saturday August 13, 2022 from  2:00–8:00 p.m.
176 Civic Centre Rd. Petawawa, ON

The Petawawa Heritage Village is excited to announce we will once again be hosting our Settlers Festival along with an Artisan Market on Saturday August 13th 2022 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM.

Come check out the Village and visit our interpreters as well as several guest re-enactors from around the Ottawa Valley and experience life in the past. There will be lots of local Artisans set up all over the village selling handmade or homegrown products.

Musical guest Marc Audet, will be performing in our church building from Noon – 1:00PM, and Gilan Rutz will be performing from 1:30PM – 2:30PM.

School house demonstrations will also be held at Noon and 2:00PM.

Admission is by donation.

However, we do still have a few spaces available if you or anyone you know would like to come either as a demonstrator or an artisan on the day of the event. We will waive Artisan Market fees for anyone who wishes to attend demonstrate/help educate the public.

We would love to feature more on the Indigenous history of Petawawa as well as showcase Indigenous creators in not just this coming event, but all events, and we appreciate any assistance you can provide.

Contact Grace at Petawawa Heritage <petawawaheritagevillage@gmail.com

Upcoming Event Announcement

Rental Graphic image - Petawawa Container Market

Petawawa Container Market Is Back Once Again

If you are interested there are still some spots available for this summer. This is a great opportunity for our community members who have a business to promote and sell your products for a temporary time.

“The Chance of A Lifetime” to showcase and be proud of your Indigenous Hobbies, Arts & Crafts.

See links below for more information and application form



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The Town of Petawawa will be hosting a youth entrepreneur market at the Petawawa Container Market

Friday, August 12th from noon to 4:00 pm

Youth who are interested in participating in either market opportunity are encouraged to register to reserve a free booth space as spots are limited. This free market opportunity is a great way to provide exposure and awareness of the products and services our local youth offer and can also be a great way for children and youth who support local organizations to have an opportunity to fundraise for causes close to their hearts.

Registration is easy and can be done by completing a simple online form available here.  Registration will remain open until August 7th.

For more information open the link below.


Upcoming Event Announcement

Car Boot Sale



SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2022 AT 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

We are hosting a Fundraiser Car Boot Sale.
What is a Car Boots Sale? Car Boot Sales are a beloved British Tradition of selling your odds and ends out of the trunk of your car in a large lot or field. It’s a portable multifamily yard sale! So throw your stuff in your trunk, bring a table or tarp and set up your spot.
Everyone is Welcome!
Crafters and small business owners included.
Pre-registration is now open at the service desk at Hyska’s YIG. Cash only please. Receipts will be provided.
For more information or questions call 613-687-5000 and ask for Val or send us a direct message.
When: September 3rd 2022, 9am – 2pm *Rain Date: September 4th 2022
Where: Petawawa Container Market Parking Lot – Petawawa Civic Centre

Upcoming Event Announcement



Sponsored by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Opening Ceremony Thursday August 4/2022

Events run until Sunday August 14/2022

 If you are the sports type person well then…….. you need to check out the link below to register for the events you’d like to participate in.

Each Tab will provide you with all the information you will need.


Upcoming Event Announcement


7th Annual Multicultural Festival

The Pembroke Public Library is getting ready to host the 7th annual Multicultural Festival.

The library is excited to host the event in-person again at the Pembroke Amphitheater and Waterfront Park on August 20th, 2022.

The event will be free to attend with live performances, local musicians, food trucks and booths, a bouncy castle, henna tattoos, living statues, dance workshops, kite racing, local vendors and drummers.

Local businesses are encouraged to reach out to the Pembroke Public Library if they are interested in making a specialty dish that can be served at the Multicultural Festival or can help in any way. Businesses and restaurants can contact Anna Ritza (aritza@pembrokelibrary.ca or call 613-732-8844).


Pembroke Waterfront Park, Fred Blackstein Boulevard, Pembroke, ON, Canada


Saturday, August 20, 2022 @ 12:00 PM

Advertising as per MYFM 104.9 Pembroke Today.CA

Upcoming Event Announcement


About this event

Come on out for a night of pure excitement that will keep you on the edge of your seat. This is an event the entire family will enjoy. We will have bull-riding, barrel racing, bronc-riding and much more! You will not want to miss out on this event.

Petawawa Kubota Pro Rodeo 2022

by Black creek Rodeo Company

Fri.  Aug 26, 7:30 PM

16 Civic Centre Rd • Petawawa, ON

Starts at CA$30.82

Sat, Aug 27, 7:30 PM

16 Civic Centre Rd • Petawawa, ON

Starts at CA$30.82

Advertising as per MYFM 104.9 Pembroke Today.CA

Upcoming Event Announcement

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Coming Soon!

2022 Renfrew County Taste of the Valley 

This is a celebration for home-grown, hand-made and/or hand-crafted items within Renfrew County!

For over a decade, Renfrew County Taste of the Valley has become increasingly popular with local residents, visitors and tourists.

The original concept for the Taste of the Valley was to promote and support local food producers in the Ottawa Valley. Over the years the events have grown to encourage an expanded focus on the notion of “taste” with the celebration of local food, products, art and culture.

Starts in August and continues through until October.

The Dates Are Set


Taste of the Valley 2022 Schedule

  • August 19th, Barry’s Bay Legion parking lot from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • August 26th, Eganville Legion Field from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • September 24th, Low Square downtown Renfrew from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • October 1st, Deep River Town Hall from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • October 2nd, John Street downtown Arnprior from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • October 15th, Cobden Fairgrounds from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Online registration for vendors will be available in the near future.

Hey , maybe we’ll bump into you at one of these locations!

Advertising as per MYFM 96.1 Renfrew Today.CA



Hey Summer!

We are ready for your 9:00 pm sunsets again!

There ain’t nothing like them long hot summer nights!

Summer is:

Rolling Down the Windows & Turning-Up the Country Music

Having Family Cook-Outs & Gathering Around Bonfires at Night!

Songs of Summer


Top Ten Summer Activities

Swimming / Camping / Fishing

Walking / Biking

Picnics / BBQs


Road Trips / Amusement Parks



To become a Community Member, please submit the Enrollment Application Form below.

Printable – Enrollment Form April 2020

Fill-able – AOO_Enrolment_Application_August2020_FILL

Please note this is the only enrollment form we will accept going forward, if you have a previous version please DO NOT use it.


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