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Blue Sky healing centre offers cultural programs in Thunder Bay

The sky is the limit for cultural teaching, learning and awareness programs at Blue Sky Community Healing Centre in Thunder Bay.

Indian Boarding School monument planned

A monument is being planned for the former St. Joseph’s Indian Boarding School (Fort William Indian Residential School) location at the corner of Arthur and Franklin Streets in Thunder Bay.

Indian Boarding School monument planned

A monument is being planned for the former St. Joseph’s Indian Boarding School (Fort William Indian Residential School) location at the corner of Arthur and Franklin Streets in Thunder Bay.

Walk-A-Mile Project close to fundraising goal

The Walk-A-Mile Film Project Thunder Bay 2014 is close to meeting the fundraising goal of $45,000 to complete the four-part documentary series, which is set to premiere at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium on Feb. 6.

DFC focuses on global warming in An Honourary Elf play

Intrigue and global warming headlined two Dec. 12 presentations of An Honourary Elf by students at Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School.

Aboriginal artisans do “very well” at Victoriaville sale

Slate Falls’ Chancillor Crane used his birch root carvings to overcome a tragedy in his community this past summer.

Ontario chiefs reject First Nations Education Act

Ontario First Nations Young Peoples Council (OFNYPC) members stood in unity with Ontario chiefs to reject the First Nations Education Act at the Nov. 26-28 Chiefs of Ontario Special Chiefs Assembly.

Justice issues raised during NAN-Wide Justice Summit

Eabametoong Chief Elizabeth Atlookan called for communities to empower themselves over justice issues during the Nov. 19-21 NAN-Wide Justice Summit.

Lakehead University teepee slashed at ceremonial grounds

The motivation behind the recent slashing of a teepee at Lakehead University’s ceremonial grounds is being questioned by Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux, the university’s vice-provost Aboriginal Initiatives.

Local First Nations support Elsipogtog protest

First Nations across Ontario reacted with shock to the Oct. 17 Royal Canadian Mounted Police action at a shale gas protest site near Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick.

Juries Review Implementation Committee meets in Thunder Bay

Concerns about Ontario’s justice system and jury roll process were heard by Ontario’s Juries Review Implementation Committee during its first session on Oct. 10 in Thunder Bay.

Grandmother finds life tough on the street

Life on the street in Thunder Bay has been “very tough” for a grandmother from Eabametoong. “It’s getting a lot worse now,” Deborah Waboose said on a sunny Thanksgiving Day in the Intercity area. “We’ve lost so many people in the past month and a half. They’re gone — died.”

Status Cards Welcome decals reintroduced in Thunder Bay

Chapleau Cree’s Tracey Turner is looking forward to better service after the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce reintroduced its Status Cards Welcome decals.

New counselling services now available in Thunder Bay

Located in the Thunder Bay Centre of Change, Beedaubin Resources and Wawia Counseling held the grand opening of their Thunder Bay office on Oct. 18.