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Thunder Bay

James Street swing bridge situation remains unsolved

After a five-hour closed session meeting, Thunder Bay city council rejected the proposal from CN Rail on July 22 regarding the James Street swing bridge that connects the city of Thunder Bay to Fort William First Nation.

Beading workshops being held prior to art installation

Community events are being held in Thunder Bay by Walking With Our Sisters (WWOS) local organizers before the main event in September.

Four sacred medicines planted

The four sacred medicines of tobacco, sage, sweetgrass and cedar were included in this year’s Ontario Native Women’s Association community garden.

Careers in natural resources exposed to First Nations Youth

A group of 30 First Nations youth have taken part in a six-week program to help broaden their views of different employment opportunities in the Natural Resource sector.

Elders and youth go strawberry picking near Thunder Bay

Strawberry picking was the focus of a July 15 intergenerational program at the Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre.

Youth share stories through Photovoice

About 35 First Nations youth from various communities gathered in Thunder Bay to participate in Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s safeTALK and Photovoice workshops.

Inquiry into deaths of NAN youth delayed

The joint inquiry scheduled to examine the deaths of seven First Nations youth in Thunder Bay has been delayed by the Office of the Chief Coroner.

Rally takes aim against hate in Thunder Bay

A proactive photography event geared at combating hate in the city of Thunder Bay took place in a parking lot across from Intercity mall on July 19.

Red Road to Recovery sharing circles at Anishnawbe Mushkiki

Anishnawbe Mushkiki has developed weekly Red Road to Recovery sharing circles to assist people with addictions to alcohol, drugs, gambling and other dependencies.

Elders inspire youth

Elders and youth have been sharing cultural values and learning from each other at the Blue Sky Community Healing Centre’s Inspire Elders to Inspire Youth project.

Friendship centre’s abuse program to return in the fall

While the Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre’s men’s abuse program, Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin, has gotten attention from various places in Ontario, it’s the women’s program that are coming out from under the shadows.

Seven teachings workshops held at Thunder Bay friendship centre

The seven teachings are what many were taught when they were young: love, truth, bravery, honesty, humility, wisdom, and respect.

Anti-racism rally held at Thunder Bay newspaper office

In response to a controversial ad published in the Chronicle Journal in Thunder Bay, a group of nearly 30 people took part in an anti-racism rally held outside the newspaper’s office building on June 26.