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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.

Sisters in Spirit vigil honours missing and murdered women

The names of 66 missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls were read aloud to honour their lives during an Oct. 4 Sisters in Spirit vigil in Thunder Bay.

Embedded for day with radio crew, police

A day with CBC Radio’s Superior Morning crew was a hit with Anishinabe author Sandi Boucher.

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.