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Omushkegowuk walkers pass through Taykwa Tagamou

Walkers put out call for donations as they venture south

Action against Thunder Bay racism called for at Building Bridges event

Wikwemikong’s Donna Simon called for more dialogue between Thunder Bay residents during the Jan. 20 Building Bridges community gathering at Lakehead University.

Concerns raised over Non-Insured Health Benefits program

Regional Chief Stan Beardy is calling for changes to the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program due to a widening gap in health outcomes.

Walk-A-Mile Project close to fundraising goal

The Walk-A-Mile Film Project Thunder Bay 2014 is close to meeting the fundraising goal of $45,000 to complete the four-part documentary series, which is set to premiere at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium on Feb. 6.

Attawapiskat Walker speaks

When the Reclaiming Our Steps Past, Present and Future walkers trek through the lowlands of the James Bay coast on their way to Ottawa, Danny Metatawabin said it is often in silence.

KI says no to proposed MNR aerial moose inventory survey

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug has rejected a proposed Ministry of Natural Resources aerial moose inventory survey set to begin on Jan. 8 over its traditional lands.

Walkers from Attawapiskat head to Ottawa

A group of Attawapiskat residents have started a walk to Ottawa, calling on First Nations people to “be awakened and take action on matters that affects our existence.”

Weather, pilot inexperience cause of North Spirit Lake crash

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) says poor weather conditions and pilot inexperience caused the fatal plane crash near North Spirit Lake First Nation last year.

Fort Albany girls basketball team play in provincials

The Fort Albany senior girls’ basketball team advanced to the provincials last month, making it the first First Nations high school sports team in northeastern Ontario in history to do so.

Dechinta Bush University: Learning off the Land

Indigenous youth circled around an open fire on rocky terrain and learned about self-determination and the land.

Wabauskang challenges Ontario at Supreme Court

“We fully expect to be successful at the Supreme Court..."

All-weather roads under consideration

“If the Ring of Fire (mineral development area) is going to be developed, First Nations need to be involved..."

Aboriginal people get embedded with radio crew, police

The Embedded project offered ordinary Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people the chance to explore, examine and experience life outside their cultural comfort zone.

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...”