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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.

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.