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Thunder Bay

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.

Wasaya to look at new tourism ideas

Wasaya Wilderness Adventures is planning consultation sessions to discover potential tourism opportunities in its 12 ownership communities.

First Nations power authority financing to be improved

Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund has received $73,800 in FedNor funding to improve the operation of diesel generating stations in remote First Nation communities.

Oshki celebrates 17 graduates

Michelle Harel’s hard work in Oshki-Pimache-O-Win’s Social Services Worker — Native Specialization program has paid off with a 3.98 GPA, Oshki’s Governing Council Medal and a job in her chosen field.

Adult education grads show perseverance in getting their diploma

Glen Wabasse and Amy Manning were two of many Aboriginal graduates who received their high school diploma on Thursday, June 13 at the Embassy Ballroom at the Victoria Inn in Thunder Bay.

Northern journalism training project heading to communities

A partnership between Wawatay and Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) on a project training journalists in communities across northern Ontario kicked off last week.

Sequin art show features First Nations art

Grassy Narrows’ Brenda Kejick doesn’t just do traditional artwork, she also produces artwork on her client’s clothing.

Aboriginal Day events planned across north

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug’s plan to host 25 Canadians for a week concluding on June 21 highlights this year’s National Aboriginal Day celebrations in northern Ontario.

Former prime minister focuses on Aboriginal education

Towards the end of his term as the Canadian prime minister in 2005, Paul Martin and his Liberal government worked with Aboriginal leaders to develop what would be known as the Kelowna Accord.

Aboriginal trades high school coming to Thunder Bay

Nishnawbe Aski Nation education leaders are looking to establish an Aboriginal trades high school in Thunder Bay.