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Jonathon Solomon elected Mushkegowuk Council Grand Chief

Mushkegowuk Council held its election for Grand Chief and Deputy Grand Chief on Saturday, August 15, 2015. The Council of Chiefs and staff welcome the newly elected Grand Chief, Jonathon Solomon and Deputy Grand Chief, Rebecca Friday.

Oshki Musselwhite graduates of 2015

North Caribou Lake’s Chantal Chikane is looking to follow in her mother’s footsteps in the mining industry thanks to Oshki-Pimache-O-Win’s Aboriginal Mining and Skilled Trades Entry Project (AMSTEP).

Maggie Sofea honoured with this year’s NAN Woman Award

Nibinamik’s Maggie Sofea is honoured to be this year’s NAN Woman Award recipient at the 2015 Keewaywin Awards in Aroland.

Rock the Vote clinic held at Timmins Friendship Centre

Canada’s federal election is taking place on October 19, 2015. Our rights and privileges as citizens of Canada and as First Nations that we have taken for granted must be used for the future of our extended family that is Canada. Are you ready to vote?

Alvin Fiddler elected as NAN Grand Chief

Nishnawbe Aski Nation has completely renewed its executive leadership, with a new grand chief and three new deputy grand chiefs.

2015 Mushkegowuk Council election nominees

The General Election for the positions of Grand Chief and Deputy Grand Chief will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015. The official nominees are as follows...

Oshki celebrates 2015 graduates

A mother and daughter from Grassy Narrows credited each other’s companionship and assistance for successfully completing Oshki-Pimache-O-Win’s Aboriginal Early Childhood Education program.

Nick Sherman hits the road with new album

Folk music artist Nick Sherman is in the midst of a national tour to promote his sophomore album, Knives and Wildrice. The album was completed after a very successful fundraising campaign launched last December.

Lakehead University hosts Aboriginal learning day

About 400 Thunder Bay-area students celebrated National Aboriginal Day by learning about and participating in a variety of Indigenous sports and activities on June 22 at Lakehead University.

Men honoured at National Aboriginal Day

An Aboriginal student counsellor was amazed with being honoured for his work with youth during the National Aboriginal Day Men’s Recognition Award ceremony at the Mt. McKay Powwow grounds.

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.

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...

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.

Kashechewan uncertain about future after another evacuation

After another year of evacuations, the community of Kashechewan remains uncertain over whether it will stay in its location or be relocated to another site.

Wagamese, Boyden speak out on mental health

Award-winning authors Richard Wagamese and Joseph Boyden recently discussed mental health issues at the Canadian Mental Health Association’s The Fine Print: Writers Talk Mental Health.