Posts Tagged ‘First Nation’

SNCDSB Orange Shirt Day in the spirit of Reconciliation & Hope

SNCDSB Orange Shirt Day in the spirit of Reconciliation & Hope

September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children’s sense of self-esteem and well-being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters. Superior North Catholic District [Read more]

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]

Exploring Public Transportation in Northern Ontario – Share Your Input

Exploring Public Transportation in Northern Ontario – Share Your Input

Winter, summer, spring and fall, one of the most common topics for calls and letters my office receives is in regard to transportation concerns. This isn’t surprising given that so many of us have to travel often for business, recreation, medical and other reasons. People contact me to express [Read more]

Hughes Continues Efforts for Algoma Passenger Train Service Restoration

Hughes Continues Efforts for Algoma Passenger Train Service Restoration

(en français ci-dessous) Supporting Algoma passenger train should be at top of government’s to-do list Mid July will mark one year since the Algoma passenger trains stopped running.  The service ground to a halt after third party operator Railmark could not come up with adequate financing to [Read more]

Native Child and Family Services Program Earns Approval as Social Service Worker Equivalent

Native Child and Family Services Program Earns Approval as Social Service Worker Equivalent

THUNDER BAY, ON – The Native Child and Family Services program at Confederation College has earned approval as a program equivalent to a Social Service Worker program. This approval was issued by the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers after a comprehensive review process [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]

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]

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]

Hughes : Young Canadians Left Behind In Liberals 1st budget?

Hughes : Young Canadians Left Behind In Liberals 1st budget?

As budget analysis comes into focus after an election that gave thousands of young Canadians incentive to vote, the Liberals have already started to back-track and water down some of their key promises. A cynical person might even wonder if they were promises that were never meant to be acted [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]

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 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]

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