‘Indigenous Affairs’ Information

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]

#FalconsFlyNorth – A Cultural Learning Experience in Greenstone

#FalconsFlyNorth – A Cultural Learning Experience in Greenstone

Students from Toronto Catholic DSB Learn & Lead with Superior North Catholic DSB May 15-19, 2016 GERALDTON, ON – The Superior North Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce, in partnership with Toronto Catholic District School Board’s Adventure Learning Experiences Program, a [Read more]

New Environmental Group to Meet Next Week

New Environmental Group to Meet Next Week

A new environmental group for the Nipigon/Red Rock/Lake Helen/Rocky Bay area will be meeting at 7 p.m. on May 3rd at the Lake Helen Community Centre. The meeting will focus on Great Lakes microplastics, especially the small plastic “nurdles”, or beads, which have been washing up on [Read more]

Nip-Rock High Students Walk in ‘Stand Up Against Racism’ Event at Confederation College

Nip-Rock High Students Walk in ‘Stand Up Against Racism’ Event at Confederation College

THUNDER BAY, ON – Second-year students in the Native Child & Family Services program at Confederation College responded to the racism in the community with a “Stand Up” silent protest event, which took place today. This is the second year this event has been organized by students. In [Read more]

NAPS’ Response to Attawapiskat State of Emergency

NAPS’ Response to Attawapiskat State of Emergency

ATTAWAPISKAT, ON – Since the declaration of emergency by the Attawapiskat First Nation, the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) has and continues to respond to calls of emergency in addition to regular calls for service. Mental Health calls for service are being addressed with appropriate [Read more]

North Star Air Expanding Its Route Network

North Star Air Expanding Its Route Network

Now connecting to more communities to serve you better North Star Air announced yesterday that we connected Eabametoong First Nation (Fort Hope) to our growing route network that serves Northern Ontario First Nation communities. The new services will connect Thunder Bay, Fort Hope Neskantaga and [Read more]

Tourism Travel & Eco-Adventure Students Get Hands-On Experience with Wasaya

Tourism Travel & Eco-Adventure Students Get Hands-On Experience with Wasaya

THUNDER BAY, ON – Students in the Tourism – Travel and Eco-Adventure program at Confederation College received hands-on experience today, thanks to a new collaboration with Wasaya. Following a detailed tour of the various sections of the aircraft, the fourteen Flight Attendant students who are [Read more]

NDP calls on Premier to support Pikangikum coroner’s inquest

NDP calls on Premier to support Pikangikum coroner’s inquest

CLICK PLAY on video above to view clip from Question Period. QUEEN’S PARK, ON – During Question Period today, Sarah Campbell, MPP for Kenora-Rainy River, called on Premier Wynne to prevent deadly fires in First Nations communities, and support a coroner’s inquest into the deadly house [Read more]

CSCNO Students Participate in Traditional Native Drum Fabrication & Birthing Ceremony

CSCNO Students Participate in Traditional Native Drum Fabrication & Birthing Ceremony

SUDBURY, ON – Some 15 secondary school students from Sudbury’s École secondaire du Sacré-Cœur and Collège Notre-Dame took part in a birthing ceremony of traditional Native drums on April 8 at Sacré-Coeur. On April 4, this group of students took part in a traditional Native drum [Read more]

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