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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...”

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...”