‘Indigenous Affairs’ Information

Northern First Nations Leadership clarify involvement in Infrastructure Development following Province’s Ring of Fire Announcement.

Northern First Nations Leadership clarify involvement in Infrastructure Development following Province’s Ring of Fire Announcement.

THUNDER BAY, ON – Leaders from Webequie and Nibinamik First Nations are clarifying their position for community members and neighbouring communities today following the recent announcement by the Province of Ontario with Premier Kathleen Wynne. The two participating First Nations have signed [Read more]

Ontario and Anishinabek Nation Sign Historic Education Agreement

Ontario and Anishinabek Nation Sign Historic Education Agreement

Province Working in Partnership with First Nations to Support Student Achievement An historic education agreement will support the achievement and well-being of Anishinabek students through enhanced collaboration between the participating First Nations and the Government of Ontario. Mitzie Hunter, [Read more]

Ontario Athletes Shine at North American Indigenous Games (Video Opening Ceremonies)

Ontario Athletes Shine at North American Indigenous Games (Video Opening Ceremonies)

Above: Opening ceremonies (CBC) Outstanding Performances Support Successful Games for Team Ontario Ontario is celebrating the outstanding performances of athletes at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games. Team Ontario athletes competed in all 14 sports across the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area [Read more]

NDP Statement on English-Wabigoon River Clean-up

NDP Statement on English-Wabigoon River Clean-up

ELLIOT LAKE, ON – NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Critic Michael Mantha issued the following statement regarding recently-announced funding for the cleanup of mercury contamination in the English-Wabigoon River: “After forty years and of living with the toxic legacy of the [Read more]

Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education & Training Institute Graduation (Video)

Courtesy of NetNewsLedger. To watch the ceremony from the beginning, use the slider next to the play button and push it to the left. [Read more]

Matawa First Nations Offer Condolences to the Begg and Keeash Families

Matawa First Nations Offer Condolences to the Begg and Keeash Families

Matawa First Nations Also Urge Matawa Learning Centre Students to Exercise Caution in the City of Thunder Bay THUNDER BAY, ON – Matawa First Nation Chiefs, Board of Directors and staff today offered their deepest condolences to the Begg family and community of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug [Read more]

Class Action on Behalf of Victims of Sexual Abuse by Ralph Rowe

Class Action on Behalf of Victims of Sexual Abuse by Ralph Rowe

Koskie Minsky LLP and Watkins Law P.C. Bring Class Action on Behalf of Victims of Sexual Abuse by Scout Leader and Anglican Priest Ralph Rowe THUNDER BAY, ON – Koskie Minsky LLP in Toronto, and Watkins Law, P.C., in Thunder Bay, Ontario, have commenced a class action against Ralph Rowe, Scouts [Read more]

Standing Selection Process Among Vital Issues at Annual General Assembly

Standing Selection Process Among Vital Issues at Annual General Assembly

LONDON, ON –  The Annual General Assembly is a major gathering of A.I.A.I. member nations and their chiefs to discuss essential issues that are prevalent in First Nations communities.  Among the areas that will be covered at the Annual General Assembly, hosted by the Caldwell Nation on May [Read more]

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]

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