‘Indigenous Affairs’ Information

Hughes on Mistakes Made by Gov’t Re: Algoma Passenger Train

Hughes on Mistakes Made by Gov’t Re: Algoma Passenger Train

Liberals Happy to Repeat Conservative’s Mistake on Algoma Passenger Train: Hughes SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Despite the fact that the Algoma Passenger train is a proven boon to the Northern Ontario economy, the Liberal government is content to live with their predecessor’s mistakes, says [Read more]

Safety of Communities a Priority for NAPS Chair and Chief

Safety of Communities a Priority for NAPS Chair and Chief

THUNDER BAY, ON – Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) Board Chair Mike Metatawabin and NAPS Chief of Police Terry Armstrong react to today’s news that NAPS Officers voted to go on strike. While NAPS officers are not currently on strike, within approximately 3-4 weeks, NAPS officers may [Read more]

Statement by the Honourable Patty Hajdu

Statement by the Honourable Patty Hajdu

THUNDER BAY, ON  – The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North and Minister of Status of Women today issued the following statement: “It is with deep respect that I have reviewed the Ontario Coroner’s Inquest recommendations into the deaths of Jethro [Read more]

MPP France Gélinas RE: Inquest on First Nations Youth Deaths

MPP France Gélinas RE: Inquest on First Nations Youth Deaths

Statement from Ontario NDP Indigenous Affairs Critic France Gélinas (MPP Nickel Belt) QUEEN’s PARK, ON – “New Democrats mourn the loss of Jethro Anderson, Curran Strang, Paul Panacheese, Robyn Harper, Reggie Bushie, Kyle Morriseau, and Jordan Wabasse,  as we reflect upon the [Read more]

Celebrate Canada Day at Pukaskwa National Park

Celebrate Canada Day at Pukaskwa National Park

Parks Canada welcomes visitors on Canada Day Pukaskwa National Park, ON –  Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada places represent the very best that Canada has to offer. They tell stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. Pukaskwa National [Read more]

Parks Canada’s Sites in Northern Ontario Welcome Visitors for the 2016 Season

Parks Canada’s Sites in Northern Ontario Welcome Visitors for the 2016 Season

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Parks Canada is pleased to announce that Canada’s treasured places in Northern Ontario are open for the 2016 season. Sault Ste. Marie Canal and Fort St. Joseph National Historic Sites, Pukaskwa National Park, and Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area look [Read more]

“HOME TO ME” by N’we Jinan Artists (Video)

“HOME TO ME” by N’we Jinan Artists (Video)

The video below is of the incredibly moving song “HOME TO ME“, which was written, recorded and filmed in Grassy Narrows First Nation by N’we Jinan Artists .  Song credits: Sharice Bruce, Dylan Fobister, Jimi Fobister, Preston Paul ,Darwin Fobister, Janessa Kejick ,Damien Kejick, [Read more]

NDP Calls on Premier to Support Grassy Narrows Youth (Video)

NDP Calls on Premier to Support Grassy Narrows Youth (Video)

Will Premier Wynne Commit to Mercury Cleanup? QUEEN’S PARK, ON  – Sarah Campbell, NDP MPP for Kenora-Rainy River, supported Grassy Narrows youth who were in the public gallery of the Ontario legislature today to ask Premier Wynne to clean up the mercury poisoned Wabigoon River. “Many [Read more]

Ontario Apologizes for Residential Schools

Ontario Apologizes for Residential Schools

Government Releases Action Plan for Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples Premier Kathleen Wynne apologized today on behalf of the Government of Ontario for the brutalities committed for generations at residential schools and the continued harm this abuse has caused to Indigenous cultures, [Read more]

Ontario Launches $222 Million First Nations Health Action Plan

Ontario Launches $222 Million First Nations Health Action Plan

Province Supporting Indigenous Health Care Ontario is investing nearly $222 million over the next three years to ensure Indigenous people have access to more culturally appropriate care and improved outcomes, focusing on the North where there are significant gaps in health services. This investment [Read more]

Federal Investment Supports Green Energy Solutions in Remote First Nations

Federal Investment Supports Green Energy Solutions in Remote First Nations

THUNDER BAY, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor) – The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, today announced an investment of $2,715,000 to create a renewable-energy [Read more]

Attawapiskat Needs Long-term Health Care Solutions

QUEEN’S PARK, ON— Ontario NDP critic for Aboriginal Affairs, France Gélinas, called for long-term health commitment from the Liberal government for the First Nations people of the James Bay coast, including Attawapiskat. “We have a crisis, and time is of essence,” said Gélinas, MPP for [Read more]

Hunting geese to help the youth in Cross Lake (Video)

Every spring Kerry Muswagon takes his Grade 8 class to hunt geese. His hope is that these trips will help prevent suicides in the Cross Lake, Manitoba. Click here for the full story: http://www.cbc.ca/1.3575900 CBC The National, watch more videos here    [Read more]

Another Step Towards Respecting Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Another Step Towards Respecting Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Canada removing objector status to UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Canada tells the United Nations that the government will remove its “permanent objector status” to the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Click here for the full story. The National is [Read more]

PATHLIGHT: “Let go or be dragged”

PATHLIGHT: “Let go or be dragged”

Some of the readers of this column may be wondering why I haven’t written in a long time. There is a short answer and a long answer. For now – the short answer. What happened? What happens in life, to everyone, sooner or later, is loss. For me – and our family – the [Read more]

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