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Fort Severn to build solar powered grid system

Fort Severn is planning to build a 300 kW solar power micro-grid system through a $2.5 million investment from Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC).

Teach for Canada launches in the North

Lakehead University recently hosted Teach for Canada’s Summer Enrichment Program to prepare 31 teachers for teaching positions in seven northwestern Ontario First Nation communities.

The Cree connection on Mars

You might have seen in national news articles recently that a small bit of land on Mars has been named for Winnipeg...

Deer Lake walks for dialysis machine

The Deer Lake dialysis walkers — Donna and Mark Meekis, Eva and Eric Nothing and daughter Jocelyn Nothing — completed more than one million steps on their journey to Winnipeg and Thunder Bay.

SLFNHA Celebrates Twenty Five Years of dedication

The evening of September the 15th saw 240 employees and friends of the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority gathering in the main auditorium of the Sioux Lookout Royal Canadian Legion to celebrate the first twenty five years of the organizations existence.

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.