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Feathers of Hope amplifies youth voices

Approximately 100 First Nations youth from Ontario added their voices in calling for changes to the province’s child welfare system during a weeklong forum held in Thunder Bay that started on May 19.

NAN seeks closer working relationship with Auditor General

In April, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler said that a report released by the Auditor General on health care in First Nations communities is...

Oshki secures provincial funding

Oshki-Pimache-O-Win is looking forward to a brighter future after the provincial government recently budgeted $5 million in new funding for Aboriginal education.

Racism won’t factor in during the inquest of several deaths in Thunder Bay

Racism and the quality of police investigation will not be included in the scope of the inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students who were attending school in Thunder Bay, according to a ruling released by the inquest’s coroner.

ONWA launches Mocc Walk 2015, hopes to continue success

Schools from Geraldton and southern Ontario have joined in on the fun with the Ontario Native Women’s Association Mocc Walk.

Wagamese, Boyden speak out on mental health

Award-winning authors Richard Wagamese and Joseph Boyden recently discussed mental health issues at the Canadian Mental Health Association’s The Fine Print: Writers Talk Mental Health.

Missing and murdered women featured in Magnus Theatre play

Murdered and missing Aboriginal women were brought to life during Magnus Theatre’s presentation of The Hours that Remain, a play by local Metis playwright Keith Barker.

DFC partners with Confederation College to provide trades

Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School has partnered with Confederation College to provide four dual-credit trades courses through a pilot project beginning this fall.

Research shows Biwaase’aa program helps youth succeed

The Aboriginal presence provided by Biwaase’aa youth outreach workers at seven elementary schools in Thunder Bay has increased success rates among Aboriginal students.

NAN Games planned for February 2015 in Thunder Bay

Nishnawbe Aski Nation is planning a NAN Games for Grade 9-12 students in February 2015 at Lakehead University’s 50,000-square-foot Hangar track and athletics facility.

Environment conference features wind power project

Kasabonika Lake’s renewable energy partnership with the University of Waterloo was highlighted during the Northern Ontario First Nations Environment Conference, held Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Thunder Bay.

Gen7 messengers participate in Motivate Canada training

Motivate Canada recently provided leadership and public speaking training to nine Gen7 messengers and 28 youth in sport delegates from across Nishnawbe Aski Nation.

Whole community needs to work together to build bridges

Lac Des Mille Lac Elder Jim Chicago called for Thunder Bay residents to come together to build bridges during CBC Radio One’s Building Bridges community forum.

Residential school students honoured at Orange Shirt Day

Three sisters walked in honour of their mother during the Every Child Matters Indian Residential School Awareness Walk in Thunder Bay.

Sisters in Spirit vigil honours missing, murdered women

More than 200 communities across the country hosted a Sisters in Spirit (SIS) vigil in honour of missing and murdered Aboriginal earlier this month.