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Thunder Bay

Families protest lack of proper care at Dilico

A peaceful protest was held outside the Dilico Anisknabek Family Care office at Fort William First Nation on July 12.

Northern youth learn about aviation at Wasaya camp

A group of youth have learned the complexities of aviation after successfully completing Wasaya Airlines seventh annual Pimesaywii Apitamahkatwin First Nations Youth Aviation Camp.

Dilico Anishinabek employees take strike action

Dilico Anishinabek Family Care in Fort William First Nation commenced a strike at 8:00 a.m. on July 8. The strike was advised by The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, which represents 350 Dilico employees.

Youth helping youth adjust to city life

A group of First Nations youth in Thunder Bay are planning events for the fall to help acclimatize youth from northern reservations who come to the city for school.

Seven sacred teachings cards introduced

Thunder Bay Police Const. John Walmark and artist Patrick Cheechoo have created a set of seven sacred teachings flash cards to educate youth about their culture.

Matawa Learning Centre celebrates five graduates

Marten Fall’s Jasmine Baxter is keeping her future career options open after graduating from General Educational Development (GED) at the Matawa Learning Centre.

Diverse careers ahead for KKETS grads

Eabametoong’s Ricky Yellowhead is looking at a career in the Ring of Fire after graduating from KKETS’ Aboriginal Skills Advancement Pilot Program (ASAPP) with a GED.

Pushing Aboriginal issues into the mainstream media

The Treaties are supposed to be about sharing resources and building equal relationships, but the First Nations who signed them are benefiting the least.

KO gathering brings survivors together in Red Lake

Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO) hosted a gathering for Residential School survivors of the KO communities from June 14-16.

Gala highlights Aboriginal talent

“This is a great town. I love it, National Aboriginal Day,” comedian Patrick Cheechoo said.

Fiddler to co-chair jury review implementation committee

Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler has been appointed co-chair of Ontario’s recently announced Jury Review Implementation Committee.

Holistic care for opiod addiction

White Cedar Health Center, a new treatment facility for opiod addiction in Thunder Bay, has opened its doors to Aboriginal as well as non-Aboriginal people suffering from addiction.

Gifts From the Elders highlights Elder and youth dialogue

A 60-minute documentary about connecting Elders and youth in communities along the northern shore of Lake Superior recently made its premiere in northern Ontario.

Keeping attention on prescription drug addiction

The third annual Raising Awareness Together golf tournament sets out to maintain attention on the issue of prescription drug addiction.