The Chippewas of Nawash First Nation in Hope Bay, Ontario, are taking their land back and in the process have served eviction notices to the non-Native cottagers who have built cabins on the leased-out land. The Chippewas informed the 68 cottagers that their long-term leases, administered by Ottawa, would not be renewed and gave them a deadline of January 31 to leave. At the same time they were told not to remove or dismantle the structures on their way out because the Nawash First Nation now owns them. Many of the cottagers built the structures for their future generations, despite the fact that they could never own the land and were relying on short 10-year leases. The property had been rented out to non-Natives since 1965. They have hired a lawyer and are hoping to regain access to their cabins.