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Matt James' first single available on iTunes

Create: 05/16/2018 - 01:12

Matt James (Naveau) of Mattagami First Nations releases his first single, A Miner’s Prayer on iTunes on May 15, 2018.

His 8 song CD will be available on June 1, 2018, and will be released during his CD Launch Party in Sudbury at the Caruso Club on the same date.

“I am so pumped,” says Matt James, “this has been my dream all my life, to have a CD collection of my original songs, and to share my passion for music with the world.”

Matt James grew up in northern Ontario, in a small community called Mattagami, 45 minutes outside of Timmins Ontario.

FN leaders call on Lakehead University to rescind Law Dean's appointment

Create: 05/05/2018 - 01:39

Leaders of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) and Kitchenumaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) are calling on Lakehead University to rescind the appointment of provincial Justice George Patrick Smith, who sentenced First Nations leaders to prison for protecting their lands, as interim dean of the university’s embattled law school.

Police shooting in Attawapiskat

Create: 04/21/2018 - 00:49

A video is circulating on Facebook and Facebook messenger showing a confrontation between four NAPS officers and an Attawapiskat citizen on Thursday April 19, 2018.

Gunshots were fired by NAPS and the Attawapiskat man is alive following the shooting incident involving the police.

The video (taken by a neighbour) does not make it clear if the man was armed or not.

The man involved in the incident is believed to be Steve Sutherland.

This is a developing story and more info will be posted once it becomes available.

FIRST NATIONS LEADERS CALL FOR THUNDER BAY POLICE CHIEF’S RESIGNATION

Create: 03/06/2018 - 04:08

First Nations leaders are calling for the resignation of Thunder Bay Police Service (“TBPS”) Chief J.P. Levesque as a scathing report by the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (the “OIPRD”) has substantiated allegations of neglect of duty and discreditable conduct against members of the Thunder Bay Police Service.

NAN responds to not-guilty verdict in Boushie case

Create: 02/17/2018 - 04:09

A jury found Gerald Stanley not guilty of second-degree murder in death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie on Friday, February 9. The 22-year-old from Red Pheasant First Nation died of a gunshot wound to the head on Stanley's farm near Biggar, Saskatchewan, in August 2016.

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler has issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s acquittal of Gerald Stanley in the shooting death of Colten Boushie:

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