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July 30th, 2015

June 22nd

Indigenous artists gather in Thunder Bay

Sandy Lake’s Touchan Fiddler spoke about making traditional ceremonial items during the May 14 Gathering for Indigenous Arts at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

Survivor’s Rowe documentary features five NAN citizens

Five Nishnawbe Aski Nation men have countered sexual abuse by sharing their stories in the 29-minute documentary film, Survivor’s Rowe. Although Joshua Frogg was “very apprehensive” about being involved with the film, he soon realized it was important for him to discuss what had happened to him as a child.

Timmins to host NAN games

Nishnawbe Aski Nation is planning to hold a summer NAN Games in Timmins. The event will be held from July 9-12 at Northern Col-lege and a riverside location for kayaking.

Reconciliation dinner calls for a stronger effort from all Canadians

Salvation Army Red Shield Dinner speaker Shari Russell called for a stronger Reconciliation effort from all Canadians during the April 29 fundraising dinner at the Valhalla Inn in Thunder Bay.

NAN hosts Commonalities meeting to address student safety

Deputy Grand Chief Goyce Kakegamic was pleased with the May 21 turnout for Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s Commonalities meeting with a range of organizations from Thunder Bay. NAN initiated the meet-ing to follow through on a chiefs resolution to address the health, well-being and safety of NAN students in the city.

Kunuwanimano: Keeping Our Own

On May 1 at Wahgoshig First Nation (WFN), Kunuwanimano Child and Family Services (KCFS) received designation as a Children’s Aid Society pursuant to section 15(2) of the Child and Family Services Act.

Reconciliation is just beginning

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) held its last event May 31 – June 4 in Ottawa, and on June 2, Justice Murray Sinclair delivered the Final Report of the TRC.

10-year-old gets first two geese of the season

After another northern winter, the signs of spring are a welcoming sight. The days are longer and the weather is warmer...

Q & A: journalism trainers arrive in the north, ready for challenges facing Indigenous stories in the media

Q & A: journalism trainers arrive in the north, ready for challenges facing Indigenous stories in the media...

Feathers of Hope amplifies youth voices

Approximately 100 First Nations youth from Ontario added their voices in calling for changes to the province’s child welfare system during a weeklong forum held in Thunder Bay that started on May 19.

NAN seeks closer working relationship with Auditor General

In April, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler said that a report released by the Auditor General on health care in First Nations communities is...

Oshki secures provincial funding

Oshki-Pimache-O-Win is looking forward to a brighter future after the provincial government recently budgeted $5 million in new funding for Aboriginal education.

Racism won’t factor in during the inquest of several deaths in Thunder Bay

Racism and the quality of police investigation will not be included in the scope of the inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students who were attending school in Thunder Bay, according to a ruling released by the inquest’s coroner.