‘Indigenous Affairs’ Information

#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]

Batchewana First Nation Leadership Optimistic About Budget 2016

Batchewana First Nation Leadership Optimistic About Budget 2016

With its first budget, the Government of Canada vowed to take a different path, and indicated its intention to adopt a new approach to economic and fiscal policy. Batchewana First Nation Chief and Council are encouraged to see positive attempts towards rekindling the relationship between First [Read more]

Ontario and Anishinabek Nation Renew Commitments on Natural Resource Management

Ontario and Anishinabek Nation Renew Commitments on Natural Resource Management

Ontario Strengthens Relationship with Anishinabek Nation The Anishinabek Nation and Ontario are continuing to work together to strengthen collaboration on natural resource management. Today at a meeting, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Bill Mauro and Anishinabek Grand Council Chief [Read more]

First Nations Social Innovation and Social Finance

First Nations Social Innovation and Social Finance

First Nation Access to Credit Webinar THUNDER BAY, ON – On Tuesday, March 22 at 1:00 pm (EDT) the Assembly of First Nations will be hosting a webinar entitled “First Nations Social Innovation and Social Finance; First Nation Access to Credit”, with speakers from Employment and Social [Read more]

Infant Death Investigation in Eabametoong First Nation

Infant Death Investigation in Eabametoong First Nation

THUNDER BAY, ON – In OPP jurisdiction, the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) is mandated to provide Major Case Management and oversight in all death investigations of children 5 years of age and under. On March 13, 2016, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was requested to assist [Read more]

Green Investment Fund Supporting Shift to a Low-Carbon Economy

Green Investment Fund Supporting Shift to a Low-Carbon Economy

Ontario Partnering With First Nations to Address Climate Change Ontario continues to put its new Climate Change Strategy into action by investing $13 million in two initiatives to help Indigenous communities address climate change and support economic growth. The province is providing $5 million [Read more]

Nishnaabeg Nation Mourns Elder

Nishnaabeg Nation Mourns Elder

  Herb Nabigon, a respected and loved elder of the Nishnaabeg Nation, passed away peacefully in his home on March 9, 2016, surrounded by those whom he cherished with his whole heart.  Herb is survived by his wife Annie, his two children Alana (Bentley) and Clem (Natalie) and their mother, [Read more]

NDP Demands Safe Drinking Water for Grassy Narrows First Nation

NDP Demands Safe Drinking Water for Grassy Narrows First Nation

NDP demands Premier Wynne provide Grassy Narrows with safe drinking water and timeline for river clean-up QUEEN’S PARK, ON – Today, the NDP critic for Aboriginal Affairs, France Gélinas, took Premier Wynne to task for the failure of the Liberal government to clean up mercury contamination [Read more]

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