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May 16th, 2014

Losing a friend, mentor

I cried the other day. And I kept crying for several hours. I was crying over a woman.

Soaring: A Musical Antidote

These days my mind is filled with worry...

Flooding prompts evacuation of Kashechewan

About 600 Kashechewan evacuees are doing well in Thunder Bay after being evacuated over the May 10-11 weekend due to flooding from the Albany River.

First Nations police program ‘not working’: auditor general

First Nations police services supported by the federal government under the First Nations Policing Program suffer from poor allocation of funds, shabby police facilities, and a lack of transparency from the feds, according to the Auditor General of Canada.

Neskantaga issues call to action over living conditions

Neskantaga recently issued a call to action to improve living conditions after three youth committed suicide since last summer, including a 16-year-old girl on April 2.

Say Pleas! The Real Risk of Wrongful Guilty Pleas in NAN courts

All of us in this business have pretty different job descriptions.

From Hollywood to goose hunting on James Bay

When my college friend Tyler Angeconeb offered me the chance to join him on a trip to Los Angeles to attend a Hollywood premiere, I was esctactic.

NAN holds 24-hour ceremony in Ottawa for missing, murdered women

NAN Women’s Council held a 24-hour ceremonial drumming on Victoria Island and Parliament Hill to demand a national public inquiry into the issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women.

ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᐠ ᐅᑕᓀᐧᑕᓇᐊᐧ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᐣ ᐅᑐᐡᑭᐅᓇᑯᓂᑲᐣ Bill C-33

ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᐠ ᐅᑕᓀᐧᑕᓇᐊᐧ ᑲᓇᑕ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᐣ ᐅᑐᐡᑭ ᐅᓇᑯᓂᑫᐃᐧᐣ Bill C-33, ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᒋᑎᐯᐣᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐃᐧ ᐃᐡᑯᓄᐱᒧᒋᑫᐃ ᐅᓇᑯᓂᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᐃᔑᓂᑲᑌᐠ, ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᐊᐱ ᒪᑯᐱᓯᑦ 6 ᒥᓇ 7 ᑲᐃᓇᑭᓱᐨ ᑲᑭᒪᐊᐧᒋᐦᐃᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᐧᑎ ᑕᐣᑐᕑ ᐯ ᐅᑌᓇᐠ.

NAN chiefs reject Bill C-33

Nishnawbe Aski Nation chiefs rejected the federal government’s Bill C-33, First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act, during a May 6-7 gathering in Thunder Bay.

UN report warns of crisis for First Nations in Canada

Despite positive steps over the past decade, Canada faces a “continuing crisis” when it comes to the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Canada, according to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples.