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Art of canning evolves with a new generation

Before the 20th century, First Nations people began canning as a way to preserve food that they gathered, grew and hunted. Today, canning continues to prevail in the North as a way to provide nutritious, affordable and long-lasting food.

Emerging filmmakers invited to workshop

Docs North, a Thunder Bay-based film workshop organized by Flash Frame, will be hosting its third workshop program from September 4 to 8, and applications are open until August 9.

Community garden brings families together

On July 5, The Ontario Native Women’s Association launched a community garden for use by clients and their families...

Exposing youth to medical fields

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) at Lakehead University has successfully wrapped up another year of the annual NOSM Science Camp.

Eabametoong man offended by store’s labeling

A receipt stamped "Native Sale" has raised the ire of Eabametoong's Simon Slipperjack.

Dilico strike a result of high case loads

Nearly 380 Dilico Anishnabek Family Care employees on strike have been picketing at six locations, including Nipigon, Longlac, Marathon, White Sand First Nation, James St. in Thunder Bay and at Dilico’s head office at Fort William First Nation, since July 8 when the strike began.

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.