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Youth centre in works for Thunder Bay

The Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre is planning to develop a youth centre in the former Port Arthur Ukrainian Prosvita Society building in central Thunder Bay.

Full Moon Memory Walk organizer calls for change

Full Moon Memory Walk organizer Sharon Johnson has seen some changes since she began the annual walk for missing and murdered Aboriginal and Metis women nine years ago.

Thunder Bay Marathon “awesome” for Wunnumin runners

Wunnumin’s Lazarus Angees and Evelyn Gliddy completed their first full marathons on Sept. 22 at the Thunder Bay Marathon with times of 3:50:38 and 4:23:42.

Four-part doc series hopes to create a safer community

Told from the perspectives of a broad range of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people, a four-part educational documentary series hopes to open up the dialogue about what it is like to live as an First Nations person in the Thunder Bay region.

DFC high school seniors offer advice to new students

DFC high school seniors offer advice to new students.

Indigenous film festival features films on Attawapiskat, Nibinamik youth

A documentary on an Attawapiskat youth’s push for equitable funding for education in First Nations communities will open the fifth annual Biindigaate Indigenous Film Festival Sept. 27-29 in Thunder Bay.

Aboriginal centre planned for LU

Lakehead University has plans to build a new Kendaasiwin Centre on the site of the oldest residence building on campus.

DFC holds annual memorial walk

Nishnawbe Aski Nation Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler does not want to see any more high school student deaths in Thunder Bay.

First law school in northern Ontario opens

Former Sandy Lake chief Adam Fiddler took another step towards his childhood dream of being a lawyer on Sept. 4 as a member of the inaugural class at Lakehead University’s new Faculty of Law.

Aboriginal liaison focus group to include youth

Thunder Bay plans to include youth participants in an upcoming focus group session on the renewal of the Aboriginal Liaison Strategy.

Filmmaker enjoys the North

Michelle Latimer looks for any excuse to come home.

Vice-provost kicks off new initiatives

Lakehead University’s new vice-provost Aboriginal initiatives is looking forward to helping out with Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School’s upcoming Amazing Race.

Embedded on the CBC

Aboriginal participants now have a chance to hang with Thunder Bay Mayor Keith Hobbs, the CBC newsroom, a Thunder Bay police officer or a mining company executive for a day thanks to CBC Thunder Bay’s new radio project — Embedded.