‘Indigenous Affairs’ Information

OPP Assist Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service with Sudden Death Investigation

OPP Assist Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service with Sudden Death Investigation

SLATE FALLS FIRST NATION, ON – On Monday, March 13, 2017 at approximately 9:30am, a male identified as 38-year-old Christopher CARPENTER of Slate Falls First Nation Territory was located deceased outside his residence.  Officers with the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service and the Ontario [Read more]

Empowering Indigenous Women Now and in the Future

Empowering Indigenous Women Now and in the Future

On International Women’s Day, National Indigenous leaders, federal, provincial and territorial Ministers of Indigenous Relations and Status of Women, senior officials and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne met with delegates for the fifth National Indigenous Women’s Summit. Held in Toronto, [Read more]

QP Press Conference RE: Toxic Dumping Site

QP Press Conference RE: Toxic Dumping Site

Is the Dryden mill site still leaking toxic mercury upstream from Grassy Narrows? Strong new scientific evidence indicates yes.  Fresh river sediment downstream from mill is 130x above normal. TORONTO, ON – A new scientific report will be released today presenting “strong evidence” that one [Read more]

The Learning Curve – Show #1

The Learning Curve – Show #1

From: ShawTVOntarioNW Host Sandi Boucher, Indigenous Speaker/author and activist talks to guests from the Community. This week’s guest, Jana-Rae Yerxa. Below: Video 1: intro to The Learning Curve; Videos 2 & 3 discussion with guest Jana-Rae Yerxa. [Read more]

Grassy Narrows Welcomes Wynne’s Clean-up Promise Calling For Swift Results

Grassy Narrows Welcomes Wynne’s Clean-up Promise Calling For Swift Results

Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister is responding today to a new commitment made on Friday by Premier Wynne to clean the English-Wabigoon River.  The river has been highly contaminated since 1962 when a paper company in Dryden began dumping 9,000 kg of untreated mercury waste into the river [Read more]

NAPS Drug Investigation Charges Two in Moose Cree First Nation

NAPS Drug Investigation Charges Two in Moose Cree First Nation

MOOSE FACTORY, ON –  On February 12, 2017, Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) Moose Factory Detachment members, along with the NAPS Drug Unit and NAPS Emergency Response Team, executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at a residence located in Moose Cree First [Read more]

Statement from Ministers Zimmer and Murray re: English Wabigoon River

Statement from Ministers Zimmer and Murray re: English Wabigoon River

On Friday, Premier Kathleen Wynne, along with Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray, met with Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister and David Suzuki. Minister Zimmer and Minister Murray have released the following joint statement: “Mercury contamination has had a profound [Read more]

Ontario Improving Access to Aboriginal Midwifery Care

Ontario Improving Access to Aboriginal Midwifery Care

Province Supporting Maternal Health and Wellness in Indigenous Communities Ontario is improving access to culturally appropriate child and maternity care for more Indigenous people across the province.   Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-TeDashboardrm Care, was at Dilico Family [Read more]

Carol Hughes Calls for Action on Equality for First Nations Children

Carol Hughes Calls for Action on Equality for First Nations Children

BLIND RIVER, ON – Four days before the historic Have a Heart Day on Parliament Hill, Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes will be hosting a screening of the film, ‘Hi-Ho Mistahey’ and calling for an end to discrimination against Canada’s First Nations children. Hi-Ho Mistahey is [Read more]

Restored Shoreline on Long Lake #58 First Nation

Restored Shoreline on Long Lake #58 First Nation

From: Ontario Power Generation After more than a decade of collaboration between OPG and the Long Lake #58 First Nation, the three-year project to remediate the community’s shoreline in northwestern Ontario has been completed. The restoration has been a long time coming for Long Lake #58 [Read more]

NDP statement on Wapekeka suicides

ELLIOT LAKE, ON – NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Critic Michael Mantha, the MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin, issued the following statement regarding the recent deaths of two girls from Wapekeka First Nation. “I am deeply saddened to hear about the tragic deaths of two 12-year-old girls [Read more]

Ontario Working Towards Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

Ontario Working Towards Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

New Elders Council and Gladue Summit Contributing to a More Responsive Justice System Ontario has established a new Elders Council that will provide advice to the Attorney General to make the justice system more responsive to the needs of Indigenous people and support the reclamation of Indigenous [Read more]

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission and Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs Sign Agreement

HAZELTON, BC – Marketwired- TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) today announced that its Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project (PRGT) has signed a project agreement with 12 hereditary chiefs of the Gitxsan Nation. The hereditary chiefs each represent a Wilp (house [Read more]

Singh calls on Liberal Government to put Wabigoon-English River clean-up in writing

Singh calls on Liberal Government to put Wabigoon-English River clean-up in writing

TORONTO, ON – Today during Question Period, Ontario NDP Deputy Leader Jagmeet Singh called on the Liberals to fully commit their government to the clean-up of mercury from the Wabigoon-English River in Grassy Narrows First Nation and to put that commitment in writing. “Last week the Minister of [Read more]

First Nations Re-affirm Jurisdiction for Ring of Fire Transportation Planning

First Nations Re-affirm Jurisdiction for Ring of Fire Transportation Planning

Marten Falls First Nation (MFFN) and Aroland First Nation (AFN) re-affirm their jurisdictional authority over their respective territories in Northern Ontario, in light of recent Ring of Fire transportation plan announcements by the Government of Ontario, Noront Resources and KWG Resources.  In [Read more]

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