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August 25th, 2014

This one is to my Cree brothers in the North…

I received a message from Angus Miles this morning, who is from Fort Severn, asking if I wanted some caribou meat, fish and Labrador tea, a diet of longer living.

Death of Winnipeg girl renews call for national inquiry

The body of missing 15-year-old Sagkeeng First Nation member Tina Fontaine was pulled from Red River in Winnipeg Manitoba on Aug. 17.

Fun times at the CLE in Thunder Bay

The 124th Canadian Lakehead Exhibition (CLE) family fair landed in Thunder Bay on Aug. 6-10, attracting up to 13,000 attendees each day including many First Nations from the city and surrounding communities.

Transparency for Whom?

Urged on by the right-wing Canadian Taxpayers Federation and the equally über-conservative National Citizens’ Coalition, once led by none other than the current Prime Minister, the Harper government recently passed legislation entitled The First Nations Financial Transparency Act (FNFTA).

Variety of music performed at Muddy Water festival

Musicians from all walks of life descended upon Sandy Lake First Nation for the 32nd annual Muddy Water Music Festival (MWMF).

August 22nd

Fort Albany members call for appeal of election results

Members of Fort Albany First Nation are calling for the appeal of its recent election results and the chief electoral officer said the “chances of granting such an appeal is good.”

August 20th

Documentary on Treaty 9 signings to premiere at TIFF

A documentary film about the signing of Treaty 9 and the First Nations’ claim they were deceived will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Sept. 5.

August 13th

No charges laid in relation to death of Attawapiskat man

Although the circumstances behind the death of Paul Mattinas remains unknown to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), it has determined that are no reasonable grounds to lay charges against any Timmins police officer.

August 8th

The heart of a runner

“My calves are killing me,” said Gavin Jayvin Wesley as he sat on a bench, dusk falling on the final day of the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Regina.

ᓂᐱᓇᒥᐠ ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓴᐠ ᐱᑲᐧᑕᑭᐃᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᑭᑐᒋᑲᑌ ᐊᐦᑭᐃᐧ ᓇᓇᑲᒋᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ

ᑭᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌ ᐱᑲᐧᑕᑭᐠ ᑲᐊᔭᒪᑲᑭᐣ ᒥᓇ ᑲᓂᐸᑲᓂᐡᑲᒪᑲᐠ ᑲᐊᐃᔑᐁᐧᐸᐠ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐃᐧᓇᐊᐧ ᐃᑭᐁᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑲᑭᐱᐃᐧᒋᑕᐧᐊᐧᐨ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᓂ ᐊᐦᑭᐃᐧ ᓇᓇᑕᐃᐧᑭᑫᒋᐃᐧ ᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧᓂ ᑲᑭ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᐃᐧᑕᐧ ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓴᐠ ᐊᔕ ᓂᑯᑕᓱᔕᐳ ᓂᐱᐣ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑲᑐᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᓂᐱᓇᒥᐠ ᐅᐡᑲᑎᓯᐃᐧ ᐱᑲᐧᑕᑭᐃᐧ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᐣ.

Fort Albany member to launch book on abuse suffered at St. Anne’s, and healing journey

A memoir chronicling a Fort Albany member’s abuse suffered at St. Anne’s Residential School and undergoing his healing process later in life will be launched on Aug. 26.

Chiefs of Ontario assert control over resources

Chiefs of Ontario gave formal notice to Canada, the province, resource developers and the general public through a Notice of Assertion that First Nations inherent and treaty rights will continue to be asserted across the province.

James Street swing bridge situation remains unsolved

After a five-hour closed session meeting, Thunder Bay city council rejected the proposal from CN Rail on July 22 regarding the James Street swing bridge that connects the city of Thunder Bay to Fort William First Nation.