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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]

Batchewana First Nation Revitalizes Community Centre/Arena With New Programming

Batchewana First Nation Revitalizes Community Centre/Arena With New Programming

Batchewana First Nation Chief and Council are thrilled to announce the new relationship between the Rankin Arena and the KBX Hockey Club. The Hockey Club owned by Ken Belanger, has purchased primary ice time at the Rankin Arena and will be delivering a wide array of new and exciting programming. [Read more]

Ontario Implementing New Indigenous Training and Education Requirements

Ontario Implementing New Indigenous Training and Education Requirements

Province Committed to Working with Partners to Address Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action The provincial government is taking steps to address the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) Calls to Action regarding education and training, including introducing [Read more]

Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Celebrates Launch of Mkwa Timber

Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Celebrates Launch of Mkwa Timber

Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (formerly Pic River First Nation) launches new forestry company Mkwa Timber to supply Terrace Bay and White River Mills PIC RIVER, ON – The Biigtigong Nishnaabeg celebrated the launch of a new forest enterprise aimed at supplying timber to local mills in Terrace Bay [Read more]

Convictions and Fines Upheld Re: Hunting in Algonquin Park

Convictions and Fines Upheld Re: Hunting in Algonquin Park

A Pembroke man’s convictions and fines of $500 for illegally hunting in Algonquin Provincial Park have been upheld. Grant Tysick was convicted and fined $350 for unlawfully hunting in a provincial park and $150 for operating a motor vehicle in a provincial park without a park permit. Court heard [Read more]

Ceremonial Meeting of Batchewana and Missanabie Cree First Nations

Ceremonial Meeting of Batchewana and Missanabie Cree First Nations

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Representatives of Batchewana First Nation of Ojibways and Missanabie Cree First Nation gathered in Baawating (Sault Ste. Marie) on Thursday, January 14th, 2016. Political discussions were focused on how the two nations will continue relationship building to create a [Read more]

Pathlight by Annie Wenger-Nabigon, Ph.D., R.S.W.

Pathlight by Annie Wenger-Nabigon, Ph.D., R.S.W.

Originally submitted January 3, 2016 – Apologies from the Editor for the delay. “…all the patterns we build…” It is now three days past the midnight when the year of 2015 morphed into the year 2016, and here we are as if on the wheel of time again, slowly turning deeper into winter [Read more]

Hughes Pleased : Human Rights Tribunal Opens Door for First Nations Children

Hughes Pleased : Human Rights Tribunal Opens Door for First Nations Children

Canadians have so much to be proud of, yet there is still a lot of inequity to be addressed.  This is all the more obvious now that a Human Rights Tribunal ruling has confirmed what many of us have known for years – that First Nations children are not receiving the same treatment and [Read more]

* UPDATE * NAPS Crime Unit Executes Canada-Wide Warrant

* UPDATE * NAPS Crime Unit Executes Canada-Wide Warrant

* UPDATE * NAPS Crime Unit Executes Canada-Wide Warrant SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON – On January 21, 2016, the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service North West Region Crime Unit laid additional charges of sexual assault and sexual interference against Casey MACDONALD of Calgary, Alberta. MACDONALD will next [Read more]

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