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Mushkegowuk Chiefs unite in leukemia fight for Attawapiskat man

“Young Pierce is a fighter and the Chiefs wish to support him and his family while he receives his bone marrow operation. Families need to be together and supported..."

Jury review committee includes six prominent Aboriginal members

“Five years from now we want to see some real change in terms of how the justice system is designed and delivered in Ontario, especially in the north...”

Conservatives endorse mining tax royalties for First Nations

“The Ring of Fire is the greatest mining discovery of a lifetime but the project has gone nowhere...”

Aboriginal people underrepresented in mainstream media

Newly released human rights report calls provincial news coverage ‘stark’

Asserting nationhood by occupying the land, cooking rice

Community members from four First Nation communities: Couchiching, Mitaanjigaming, Nigigoonsiminikaaning and Naicatchewenin came out in solidarity, celebration and nationhood to harvest rice.

Remediation site taking a toll on Attawapiskat residents

Though the contaminated diesel fuel site is being cleaned, some Attawapiskat residents worry about the possible side effects to their health.

Ring of Fire in jeopardy, says Cliffs

“This does jeopardize the viability of the project going forward unless it is resolved...”

First law school in northern Ontario opens

Former Sandy Lake chief Adam Fiddler took another step towards his childhood dream of being a lawyer on Sept. 4 as a member of the inaugural class at Lakehead University’s new Faculty of Law.

DFC holds annual memorial walk

Nishnawbe Aski Nation Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler does not want to see any more high school student deaths in Thunder Bay.

Mushkegowuk Council launches inquiry into suicide pandemic

After receiving no government support, the Mushkegowuk First Nations in the James Bay region of Ontario will launch a ‘Peoples Inquiry’ to address the suicide crisis troubling their communities.

Attawapiskat film to premiere at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

Alanis Obomsawin’s documentary Hi-Ho Mistahey! about Attawapiskat’s Shannen Koostachin will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Sept. 6.

Ambitious company wants to build affordable, safe homes

Housing quality on reserves are some of the worst in Canada. But Bernie Bird thinks he has a solution.

Timmins Friendship Centre receives prestigious national award

From 119 Friendship Centres across the country, the Timmins Native Friendship Centre topped them all and received the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) award for excellence.

Grassy Narrows youth gathering site of a new blockade

An Aug. 22 a blockade to protect sacred areas at Keys Lake, south of Grassy Narrows, was one of the highlights of the Grassy Narrows Youth Gathering.