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 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 we are located on the 2nd Floor, 2 International Drive, Pembroke, On. K8A 6W5 above O’Kenny Craft Spirits.

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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


14 Algonquin Ancestral Lines Being Protested

For more information or updates on the 14 Ancestral Lines Being Protested click on the below Algonquin Tribunal Link which is located on the AOO Website.

The Tribunal’s Inquiries 

Once you open this link below to the AOO Website scroll down to the section “The Tribunal’s Inquiries”.

To search for information on any one of the 14 Subject Ancestors, you will need to click on the Subject Ancestor’s Name (In Orange) then a different page will open.

Please keep in mind, this information will be updated from time-to-time.

To stay informed on the outcome of the 14 Algonquin Ancestral Lines in question; will be your responsibility to check this website periodically.

Algonquin Tribunal

Major Collaboration Announcement

The Algonquins of Greater Golden Lake First Nation’s team is happy to announce to all the members the new collaboration with Champlain E P&C. Champlain E P&C is a company specializing in Electrical systems, Protection & Controls for hydroelectric power stations.


For more than a century, hydro power dams have been built and used to produced essential electricity for the country, while operating on treaty lands and traditional unceded territories of Indigenous peoples.  They acknowledge the impacts their operations have had on Indigenous peoples and their lands. And they are determined to seek meaningful ways to demonstrate reconciliation.

CEPC accepts this responsibility; and reached out to AGGLFN to collaborate on building a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) will serve as the road map for how CEPC intend to continue to engage and work with Indigenous communities, businesses, and organizations to advance reconciliation.

As part of the overall goals and the supporting actions of CEPC, they intend to act on :

  • Building inclusive workforce and mutually beneficial relationships based on respect and understanding.
  • Advance economic reconciliation with Indigenous communities and businesses through engagement, collaboration, and partnership.

Moreover, Champlain E P&C Inc. (CEPC) is pleased to offer student awards to Indigenous students attending community colleges and universities in Ontario or Quebec. Their student awards program helps students to obtain the education they need to build a rewarding career. The program highlights our commitment to youth and education by offering financial assistance to students.

Two annual awards, valued at 2,500$ each will be offered to qualified First Nations (status or non-status), students currently enrolled fulltime in a program.

Applicants must submit an information package to Maurane Poirier, Community and Economic Development Coordinator, including:

– A letter highlighting their qualifications/interest in the CEPC student Award;

– A copy of nominee’s most recent official transcript; and

– A copy of nominee’s current resume listing work, volunteer and extracurricular activities (full-time and part-time).

The award recipients are nominated by a committee formed by the Algonquins of Greater Golden Lake First Nation and CEPC.

Following acceptance of the nominee(s), the Committee provides a letter of congratulations to each award recipient along with the accompanying award cheque to be presented to the recipient(s) at the community office.

For more information please contact our Community and Economic Development Coordinator.

Maurane Poirier-613-732-7777


Link provided below for further information regarding the Student Awards.

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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:


Sunday December 11/2022

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

Topic of discussion TBA.




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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Upcoming Event

Events and Festivals

On behalf of The Town of Petawawa

Event 1 – Santa Claus Pararde

Santa Claus Parade

Whether you want to watch all the great floats and entertainment or enter a float of your own in the parade, come out to show your Christmas spirit and be a part of Petawawa’s Santa Claus Parade!

This year’s parade will be happening on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 starting at 7:00 pm.  The parade will travel Petawawa Plaza, Mohns Ave., Doran, Herman St. Murphy Rd., Civic Centre Rd. and then finish at the Civic Centre Parking lot.

After the parade, join us for the tree lighting ceremony in the Petawawa Container Market  (Kinhut)  parking lot at approximately 8:00 pm.

Please note registration is required to enter a float into the Santa Claus Parade. ***Registration is now open***

For more information:
Phone: 613-687-5678 ext. 2102
Email: ccoyle@petawawa.ca

Upcoming Event

Events and Festivals

On behalf of The Town of Petawawa

Event 2 – Christmas Craft Show

Craft Show Poster 2022

The Christmas Craft Show features local artisans and businesses showcasing various hand-crafted or homemade gifts.  Find that unique gift for that special someone in your life.  Buy a great handmade gift for a friend or family member and support a local entrepreneur/maker.

When: Sunday, December 4, 2022
Where: Upstairs Hall at the Petawawa Civic Centre
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fee: $20 for one table, $40 for two tables.  

VENDOR AVAILABILITY FULL – to be added to the waitlist please email the contact below.

Applications for participants will be received until November 4th.  Space is limited so apply early if interested.

For more information:
613-687-5678 ext 2102

There is a public skating event happening from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm so you can shop while your children skate!

Upcoming Event

Magic Showcase Dec.4,22

Festival Hall Centre for the Performing Arts

The Pembroke Magic Showcase

Sunday December 4, 2022 @ 2:00PM

Festival Hall Centre for the Performing Arts, 401 Isabella Street, Pembroke, Ontario

The Pembroke Magic Showcase brings Kensington Ken, Diego Lopez and Gabriel Le Marquand Perreault to Festival Hall!

Bring the whole family down for a magical time!

$19.00+ tax + conv. fee



Upcoming Event

Events and Festivals

On behalf of The Town of Petawawa

Event 3 – New Year’s Eve Public Skating

New Year's Eve Free Public Skating

Celebrate a Family Friendly New Year’s Eve with the Town of Petawawa. Come join us for free public skating with music, decorations, and a chance to win a $100 gift basket from Looking Glass Toys and Games or the Country Cupboard (1 prize per time slot).

Registration will be done through eventbrite. Please note you must be registered ahead of time and space is limited; there will be no registration at the door.


Public Skating Patrons must arrive within half an hour prior to the skate time to gain admittance.

Patrons are to enter and exit through the main Arena doors located at the front of the Civic Centre.

All patrons are to enter and exit the facility once. Coming and going during the public skate time is not permitted.

COVID-19 Protocols

  • All patrons are expected to answer the self-assessment questionnaireprior to entering the facility.
  • Patrons (12 years and older) will need to be fully vaccinated* (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with valid ID that includes the patrons name and date of birth to enter the Petawawa Civic Centre.
  • Patrons will sanitize their hands upon entry of the Petawawa Civic Centre.
  • Face masks must be worn at all times in the Petawawa Civic Centre – this includes: hallways, washrooms, ice surface and dressing rooms.
  • Patrons are to arrive as ready to skate as possible. Patrons are strongly encouraged to only bring a bag sufficient to carry their skates.

Click here for a full list of public skating protocol and rules.

* For more information about vaccination and exemptions please see Renfrew County District Health Unit.

New Years Eve Public Skating Times:

Click on the time of your choice to register through eventbrite.

December 31st 2:00-3:00pm  ***FULL***

December 31st 4:00-5:00pm

December 31st 6:00-7:00pm

For more information:
Phone: 613-687-5678 ext. 2102
Email: ccoyle@petawawa.ca



Winter Solstice 2022: The First Day of Winter

The first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere is marked by the winter solstice, which occurs on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at 4:48 P.M. EST.


For the northern half of Earth (the Northern Hemisphere), the winter solstice occurs annually on December 21 or 22. (For the Southern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on June 20 or 21.) The winter solstice is the day with the fewest hours of sunlight in the whole year, making it the “shortest day” of the year. Thankfully, after we reach the winter solstice, the days begin to once again grow longer and longer until we reach the summer solstice—the first day of summer and the longest day of the year.

Think of it this way: Although the winter solstice means the start of winter, it also means the return of more sunlight. It only gets brighter from here!




Creative Activities For Those Winter Blues

Below are some creative ideas to promote recycling and keep the kids and/or grand-kids occupied on those cold,  damp, dreary days!

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1st Creative Activity

Easy to Build DIY Bird Feeders 

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Upcycle Containers & Tie-Wraps
  Eye Hook & Rope
Scissors, Glue Gun and Epoxy

2nd Creative Activity


For more creativity, try making the Beaded Snowflakes. These will take a few extra supplies, so stock up early!

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These sparkling eye catchers could be beautiful decorations for your tree.

3rd Creative Activity

DIY Decorative Mason Jar Snow Globes




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How To Build

Supplies Needed:

  • Small Christmas themed figurines or ornaments
  • Mason Jars Various Sizes
  • Industrial Glue or Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Fake Snow
  • Iridescent Glitter
  • Decorative Ribbon or Rope for the Lid
  • Room Temperature Water
  • Glucose


As for what goes into the jar, you want to make sure it is something that will not get ruined in the water. Plastic and resin are great but if you have any concerns, you can place the item in water overnight and see how it fairs.

You also want to make sure that you are using a glue that will not break down in the water. A good industrial strength glue will do the trick.

Next, is the platform. You want the item to be raised up from the bottom of the jar just a bit. The Regular Mouth Canning Jar Lid works great because it fits perfectly inside the Wide Mouth of the jar. Glue the lid to the ring by applying E600 around the rubber edge of the flat lid and inserting it upside down in the ring.

Glued the flat lid upside down so the white side would show not the silver.

Apply glue around the base of the ornament and adhere to the top of the regular mouth lid.

Apply the glue to the lip of the regular mouth Canning lid and center onto the underside of the flat wide mouth lid. It fits perfectly inside and covers the white part completely.

Let dry overnight. This is a very important step. The glue needs to be completely dry before immersing in water. I know it is hard to be patient, but your snow globe will come apart in the water if you do not wait.

The outer ring of the wide mouth lid, paint with a coat of spray paint. Once dry, apply a layer of Polyurethane Gloss to protect the paint from chipping and scratching off. This is an optional step but does look nice on the finished Snow Globe. The next day when all the glue is dry, it is now time to add the liquid.


A quart jar holds 4 cups of water. In a liquid measuring cup combine 4 cups of tap water and a heaping Tablespoon of Glucose. Stir until the glucose is completely mixed in and can no longer be seen in the water.

The glucose is what thickens the water and slows the glitter when swirling and falling in the snow globe.

Put a good amount of glitter at the bottom of the quart jar. I did not measure because this amount might differ depending on the look you want and what the theme of your snow globe. The biggest tip I can give is to use more than you think you will need. You can see below, I used quite a bit and filled the bottom of my jar, but I wanted a blizzardy snow scene.

Slowly pour the glucose and water mixture into the quart jar. Fill to the base of the opening. Give the glitter a good stir and wait for most of the glitter to fall to the bottom of the jar. There will be a layer of glitter that stays at the top and that is okay.

Place the jar in a sink, now it is time to create your masterpiece by putting on the lid. Flip the lid over carefully and slowly tilt the snow globe ornamental scenery into the jar. Water will escape over the edges, and that is okay, that is how you keep the jar as full of water as possible to have minimal air bubbles.

Screw the ring onto the jar and secure it in place. Let the snow globe sit for a day or two to make sure that all the pieces stay glued in place. Then to secure the lid in place permanently, remove the ring and apply glue to the lip of the lid and twist ring back on.

Be Extra Careful On Those Dreaded Snow Days


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If  there is any more information you would like to see added to the website, please feel free to contact Denise.




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