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‘Indigenous Affairs’ Information

Four Rivers Environmental Services Group of Matawa Co-Lead Water Stewardship Research Project

Four Rivers Environmental Services Group of Matawa Co-Lead Water Stewardship Research Project

THUNDER BAY, ON –  Four Rivers Environmental Services Group (Four Rivers) today, announced they will be working with the Matawa member First Nations on a national watershed research project as part of a first step in increasing capacity to actively steward over 300,000 square kilometres of [Read more]

Batchewana First Nation Leadership Disappointed with Ontario’s Appeal

Batchewana First Nation Leadership Disappointed with Ontario’s Appeal

Batchewana First Nation, ON – Today, Chief and Council of Batchewana First Nation (BFN) received word that the Ontario Government served their Notice to Appeal Justice Hennessey’s decision on the Robinson Huron Annuities Claim including costs. Both Canada and Ontario have expressed their [Read more]

Gov’t Must Do More to Stop Preventable Deaths in First Nations Communities

Gov’t Must Do More to Stop Preventable Deaths in First Nations Communities

QUEEN’S PARK, ON — Sol Mamakwa, Ontario NDP critic for Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, released the following statement: “Too many First Nations know the heartbreak felt by Brody Meekis’ family, who lost their beloved boy to a strep infection — an entirely preventable [Read more]

Matawa Chiefs Council Issue Statement on Excessive Use Of Force on Matawa Education and Care Centre Student

Matawa Chiefs Council Issue Statement on Excessive Use Of Force on Matawa Education and Care Centre Student

THUNDER BAY, ON – Responding to an incident caught on video that occurred on Saturday, December 1st that appeared to show a female Uniform Patrol Officer of the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) striking a student of the Matawa Education and Care Centre while restrained in a Superior North [Read more]

North West LHIN 2018 Fall LHINkages Newsletter

North West LHIN 2018 Fall LHINkages Newsletter

The North West LHIN Fall LHINkages Newsletter for 2018 which is now available on the LHIN website by clicking here. Highlights in this edition include: Moving through Transitions in Care Stories from Picture Your Health: Your Future Engagement Campaign Mental Health and Addictions: Wrap Around [Read more]

Accommodations for Workers and Contractors Opens in Marathon

Accommodations for Workers and Contractors Opens in Marathon

Two Local First Nations and Morris Group are Partners in GMS Camps & Catering Limited Partnership MARATHON, ON: GMS Camps & Catering Limited Partnership held its grand opening of its facilities here on Wednesday September 13th.  GMS Camps is a partnership between two area First Nations, [Read more]

Healthy Elders Through Local Exercise Programs

Healthy Elders Through Local Exercise Programs

THUNDER BAY, ON – Helping Elders stay healthy and well. That’s the goal of a new exercise program being delivered in North Caribou Lake First Nation and Eabemetoong First Nation. Exercise Leaders in the community, with training from the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON), deliver twice weekly [Read more]

NDP Demands Ford Gov’t Resume Writing Sessions for Truth and Reconciliation Curriculum

NDP Demands Ford Gov’t Resume Writing Sessions for Truth and Reconciliation Curriculum

QUEEN’S PARK,ON – NDP MPP for Toronto Centre Suze Morrison says that Doug Ford’s decision to pause curriculum writing sessions for the truth and reconciliation curriculum amounts to throwing sand into the gears of one the key recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission [Read more]

The NWMO Issues Reconciliation Statement Collaboratively with Indigenous Elders and Youth

The NWMO Issues Reconciliation Statement Collaboratively with Indigenous Elders and Youth

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is taking a significant step towards reconciliation by acknowledging historical wrongs in Canada’s past and the need to create a better future by addressing the challenges of today. This acknowledgment forms part of the NWMO’s Reconciliation [Read more]

Historic Treaty Recognition Added to MPP’s Oath of Office Taken Also in Oji-Cree

Historic Treaty Recognition Added to MPP’s Oath of Office Taken Also in Oji-Cree

TORONTO, ON – Newly elected NDP MPP Sol Mamakwa (Kiiwetinoong) was sworn in with an addition to the formal Oath of Office – a pledge to respect the treaties signed with First Nations. Mamakwa took the oath in Oji-Cree as well as English. “And, I solemnly affirm that, in the carrying out [Read more]

Healing Walk Takes Place for 2nd Year

Healing Walk Takes Place for 2nd Year

LONGLAC, ON – (See poster below) Members of the media and the public are cordially invited to attend the Healing Walk for all First Nations and Communities this Thursday. Walkers will be available to speak about a 7-day walk that began yesterday, July 15th, with a pipe ceremony at the [Read more]

Experience Superior North 2018

Experience Superior North 2018

“Experience Superior North” is a week-long face-to-face leadership experience for students from Toronto Catholic District School Board, Crescent Private School-Toronto, Ottawa CDSB, Simcoe-Muskoka CDSB, and Wellington CDSB and is hosted by Superior North Catholic District School Board. [Read more]

Matawa Learning Centre Graduates 8th Cohort of Students

Matawa Learning Centre Graduates 8th Cohort of Students

THUNDER BAY, ON – The Matawa Learning Centre (MLC) today hosted a graduation ceremony including convocation and awards for four students successfully obtaining their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The graduation took place at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Conference Centre in the traditional [Read more]

Batchewana First Nation Leadership temporarily close access to Whitefish Island

Batchewana First Nation Leadership temporarily close access to Whitefish Island

BATCHEWANA FIRST NATION, ON – Batchewana First Nation (BFN) Chief and Council have decided to temporarily close access to Whitefish Island due to several bear sightings in the area. The First Nation’s Operations and Maintenance department have erected several signs indicating the closure and [Read more]

Batchewana First Nation Completes Construction of Townhouse Complex

Batchewana First Nation Completes Construction of Townhouse Complex

BATCHEWANA FIRST NATION, ON– Today eager members of the Batchewana First Nation (BFN) gathered amongst local leadership and staff to celebrate the completion of their Rankin Townhouse complex. Construction of the project began in June of 2017 after Chief and Council identified a housing [Read more]

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