‘Indigenous Affairs’ Information

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]

NAPS Intercepts Drugs Destined For Eabametoong

NAPS Intercepts Drugs Destined For Eabametoong

THUNDER BAY, ON –  On Sunday, January 10, 2016, the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Drug Unit received information about drugs destined for the First Nation community of Eabametoong and further investigation resulted in one man being charged. Police investigation resulted in the seizure of [Read more]

UPDATE : #Hwy17 OPEN at Pic River Bridge

UPDATE : #Hwy17 OPEN at Pic River Bridge

OPP are tweeting that the bridge has now been cleared, and the highway is open. Earlier 12:03 – Posters on the Northern Ontario Traffic Alerts – Alertes Routiers are saying that the Inspector is on scene. Earlier 10:30 – The road will remain closed until the MTO conducts an safety inspection [Read more]

Road Closure: Highway 17 at Pic River Bridge

Road Closure: Highway 17 at Pic River Bridge

Marathon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise of the following Road Closure: Highway:  Hwy#17 Location:  Hwy#17 at the Pic River Bridge. Brief Description of Event:  A truck has struck the bridge and is unable to be moved. Resources are en route to remove it. Traffic is being [Read more]

KWG Briefs Greenstone, Issues Common Shares

KWG Briefs Greenstone, Issues Common Shares

TORONTO, ON –(Marketwired – Dec. 9, 2015) – KWG Resources Inc. (CSE:KWG)(FRANKFURT:KW6) (“KWG”) met on Monday this week with the Mayor, CAO and EDO of the Municipality of Greenstone to discuss mutual plans being pursued by them with the Aroland First Nation for the [Read more]

Mishkeegogamang Residential Fire Under Investigation

Mishkeegogamang Residential Fire Under Investigation

MISHKEEGOGAMANG, ON -Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) Mishkeegogamang Detachment received a report of a residential fire. The NAPS North West Region Crime Unit was assigned to investigate and requested the assistance of the Ontario [Read more]

Holiday Train Visiting This Week – Schedule

Holiday Train Visiting This Week – Schedule

NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO – The CP Holiday Train will be travelling across the Northshore this week brining holiday cheer and helping collect donations for local foods banks. Above is the 2015 schedule for stops along the Northshore, for more information about the train, performers or what to [Read more]

Crime of the Week – Mischief in Long Lake

Crime of the Week – Mischief in Long Lake

Thunder Bay District Crime Stoppers and the Ontario Provincial Police are asking for your help in solving a mischief that occurred in the later part of September 2015 in the First Nation Territory of Long Lake 58. Sometime between September 14th and 27th unknown persons destroyed a statue that sat [Read more]

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