Chief Joe Miskokomon
Welcome we are the territory of the Deshkaan Ziibing Anishinaabeg, also known as Chippewas of the Thames First Nation. We are a forward thinking nation with a strong grasp of our traditional values. Through culture, heritage and continued education we plan for a better future of a self-governing First Nation.
We are located on the north bank of the Thames River approximately 20 km southwest of London, Ontario. The majority of Southwestern Ontario is our modern traditional territory. We call ourselves Anishinabek which means the original people. We are known as the Ojibway, which are a band of the Algonquin language family who originally migrated to the Great Lakes area from the north-eastern region of North America.
Our political alliances are with the Odawa (Ottawa) and Bodaywadami (Pottawatomi) who together form the Three Fires Confederacy. Please feel free to explore our website. Miigwech,
LONDON, ONTARIO (December 9, 2013) – The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, and Chief Joe Miskokomon of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation mark the conclusion of an outstanding specific land claim. The Big Bear Creek settlement resolves a land dispute tied to events that took place nearly 200 years ago.
“This historic settlement is a major step forward on a path of renewal and reconciliation,” said Minister Valcourt.