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Wasaya Airways celebrates the graduation of three First Nation pilots

Wasaya Airways recently celebrated three First Nation pilots who successfully completed the company’s Aiming High - The Sky’s the Limit Project.

More First Nations involvement asked for at APEX meeting

Matawa First Nations CEO David Paul Achneepineskum called for First Nations involvement in Ring of Fire mining developments during the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce’s APEX Aboriginal Partnership Exchange.

Hydro lines called for at 5th annual mining forum

Mushkegowuk Council Grand Chief Lawrence Martin called for a hydro line-transportation route between the Ring of Fire and James Bay during the 5th Annual Ontario Mining Forum.

Anishnawbe Keeshigun 2015

Visitors from around the world witnessed rabbit skinning, hand drum making, wood carving, snowshoe weaving, quillwork and a powwow at this year’s Anishnawbe Keeshigun Aboriginal Festival.

Powwow on Mount McKay

The City of Thunder Bay and Fort William First Nation held a Powwow on Mount McKay to celebrate National Aboriginal Day.

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.

ONWA opens community garden, brings youth and Elders together

About 50-60 people helped plant seedlings at this year’s Ontario Native Women’s Association Community Garden Launch and BBQ Lunch.

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.

Indigenous artists gather in Thunder Bay

Sandy Lake’s Touchan Fiddler spoke about making traditional ceremonial items during the May 14 Gathering for Indigenous Arts at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

Survivor’s Rowe documentary features five NAN citizens

Five Nishnawbe Aski Nation men have countered sexual abuse by sharing their stories in the 29-minute documentary film, Survivor’s Rowe. Although Joshua Frogg was “very apprehensive” about being involved with the film, he soon realized it was important for him to discuss what had happened to him as a child.

Reconciliation dinner calls for a stronger effort from all Canadians

Salvation Army Red Shield Dinner speaker Shari Russell called for a stronger Reconciliation effort from all Canadians during the April 29 fundraising dinner at the Valhalla Inn in Thunder Bay.

NAN hosts Commonalities meeting to address student safety

Deputy Grand Chief Goyce Kakegamic was pleased with the May 21 turnout for Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s Commonalities meeting with a range of organizations from Thunder Bay. NAN initiated the meet-ing to follow through on a chiefs resolution to address the health, well-being and safety of NAN students in the city.