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Wataynikaneyap Power signs new partnership agreement

The future is looking brighter for 16 remote First Nations after Wataynikaneyap Power signed a partnership agreement with FortisOntario Inc. and Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Canada Inc.

Teach for Canada launches in the North

Lakehead University recently hosted Teach for Canada’s Summer Enrichment Program to prepare 31 teachers for teaching positions in seven northwestern Ontario First Nation communities.

Anishinabek-Ontario Summit seeks better relationships

The Anishinabek Nation chiefs are looking forward to a better relationship with the provincial government after meeting with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne at the Anishinabek-Ontario Summit.

Ojibwe language course to be offered in Thunder Bay

Laughter and fun lessons filled the first class of the Ojibwe - Introduction to Conversations course, held Sept. 10 at the Oliver Road Community Centre in Thunder Bay.

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.