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Inquest into youth deaths postponed to early 2015

The Chief Coroner for Ontario said that the inquest into the deaths of seven youth in Thunder Bay will definitely not happen in 2014.

Grow, learn, expand, repeat.

If I’m ever brave enough to get a tattoo it would say, “The only constant is change”. Change is inevitable. Sometimes it takes us by surprise, sometimes its out of necessity and sometimes we barely notice it’s happening. But it’s always there no matter what we would like to believe.

Fun times at the CLE in Thunder Bay

The 124th Canadian Lakehead Exhibition (CLE) family fair landed in Thunder Bay on Aug. 6-10, attracting up to 13,000 attendees each day including many First Nations from the city and surrounding communities.

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.