Up Ghost River: A Chief’s Journey Through the Turbulent Waters of Native History, a memoir by Fort Albany First Nation’s Edmund Metatawabin, was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award in the non-fiction category along with three other books.
Acclaimed Aboriginal filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin said that the late Mushkegowuk grand chief Stan Louttit is a key figure in her latest documentary, Trick or Treaty? which premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, Sept. 5.
The chief of Webequie First Nation said the Ontario government is failing to live up to its commitment with his community after the province announced the establishment of an infrastructure development corporation on Aug. 28.
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.
A lawyer working with the Matawa First Nations on Ring of Fire negotiations with Ontario said the Tsilhqot’in decision will help northern Ontario First Nations and other treaty First Nations because the Supreme Court has now established a “broad, functional” approach to defining Aboriginal rights and territorial control.