Category: First Nations

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NAN Chiefs Reject Bill, Assert Rights Over Land

NAN Chiefs Reject Bill, Assert Rights Over Land

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – First Nation leaders from across Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) have declared their resolve to assert their rights and jurisdiction over their traditional lands by rejecting omnibus legislation being fast-tracked by the provincial government, and controlling development in the Far North. “The message today from our Chiefs to the Government of Ontario is...

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Nipissing Chief Speaks Out About NAN Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler

Nipissing Chief Speaks Out About NAN Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler

(ONTARIO) – Chief of Nipissing First Nation has made a public Facebook post regarding what he calls “attacks” that was made on tb news watch last week that he says were made by predominately non-Indigenous people. below is his statement. “Last week my friend and colleague NAN Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler was attacked on Tbnewswatch by...

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NAN ELECTION CANDIDATES

NAN ELECTION CANDIDATES

THUNDER BAY – Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Chief Electoral Officer Jocelyn Formsma has received and verified the nominations for the following persons for the position of Grand Chief (1) and Deputy Grand Chief (3) for the 2018 election for the NAN Executive Council. Candidates for Grand Chief: Alvin Fiddler, Muskrat Dam First Nation Rosemary McKay, Bearskin...

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NAN NOT HAPPY WITH DOUG FORD CABINET

NAN NOT HAPPY WITH DOUG FORD CABINET

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler has released the following statement regarding the new provincial cabinet announced by Premier Doug Ford today: “Collapsing the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation into a joint ministry with Energy, Northern Development and Mines sends a clear signal that improving relations with Indigenous Peoples...

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DETERMINATION INTERIM REPORT RELEASED

DETERMINATION INTERIM REPORT RELEASED

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) has released an interim report following an Indigenous-led summit held in Ottawa last week to explore moving beyond the Indian Act. “It is clear that the only way to redress the harms done through the imposition of colonial top-down structures through the Indian Act is to empower communities to...

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FIREARMS INCIDENT IN ATTAWAPISKAT

FIREARMS INCIDENT IN ATTAWAPISKAT

On April 19, 2018 at approximately 5:30 p.m., members from the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) received reports of a male in possession of a firearm in a residence. Officers responded which resulted in a 51-year-old male being wounded. The male was transported to hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. No officers were injured...

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SUICIDE: Girl Hangs Herself On Live Stream

SUICIDE: Girl Hangs Herself On Live Stream

Multiple sources have reported to TRCCTB this morning that there has been a tragic suicide in a northern First Nations community. What we have heard is that a girl was suicidal and was hanging herself from a swingset in a field while her boyfriend stood there and watched, while live streaming it. The boyfriend then...

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ASSAULT AND UTTERING THREATS CHARGES LAID IN OSNABURGH

ASSAULT AND UTTERING THREATS CHARGES LAID IN OSNABURGH

Appearing Sunday, April 15, 2018, via telephone in Courtroom 104 from the NISHNAWBE ASKI POLICE Station on the Osnaburgh Indian Reserve #63 is 28-year old JULIE ANN KWANDIBENS. It’s W.A.S.H. (Weekend And Statutory Holiday) Court today. His Worship, Bernard Caron is presiding. Provincial Crown Sarah Munch is here along with Duty Counsel James Lisowski. The...

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Exhibition about Canada’s residential schools coming to Lakehead University

Exhibition about Canada’s residential schools coming to Lakehead University

Lakehead’s Office of Aboriginal Initiatives and Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores boréales are hosting 100 Years of Loss: The Residential School System in Canada Mobile Exhibition at Lakehead University in the Agora from April 10-12. The 100 Years of Loss mobile exhibition explores the history of the Residential School System and traces its legacy to the present. The exhibition...