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Bannock Elvis

Bannock Elvis made an appearance in Thunder Bay March 5 during an Urban Aboriginal Strategy event that honoured its frontline workers.

Lac Seul court move challenging

Although nobody has missed their court appearance yet, Lac Seul Chief Clifford Bull is concerned about the recent move of the community’s court to Sioux Lookout.

Video shows alternative interpretation of Treaty 9

Oral Promises/Broken Promises, an alternative interpretation of Treaty 9 based on the diaries of a third treaty commissioner, is posted on the MiningWatch Canada website.

Koper Lake blockade resumes; Marten Falls feels left out

Citing rapidly moving development and inadequate involvement for Marten Falls, the community launched its second blockade of the Ring of Fire.

Quebec Crees offer advice

About 35 years ago, the James Bay Cree communities in Quebec faced similar obstacles and challenges to those facing the Matawa Ring of Fire communities today.

Pelican celebrates winter

Pelican Falls Centre hosted its annual winter carnival Feb. 18-20 for students of Pelican Falls First Nation High School outside Sioux Lookout.

Rangers talk about their work and life in the North

A Canadian Ranger exhibit staffed by six Rangers from northern Ontario was a major contributor to the success of a Canadian Forces display at the annual Winterlude festival in the nation’s capital.

Training Rangers ‘one of the best jobs in the army’

Warrant Officer Gary DesRoches has had a satisfying 31 years in the Canadian Forces.

Feds commit $14.2M to First Nation housing

Several northwestern Ontario First Nations received funding for new homes and renovations of older ones Feb. 16.

Poverty challenge proved too great to handle

Valentina Herbert’s plans to live on carrots, broccoli, celery and some fruit did not work out during her five-day A Walk In Other’s Shoes: Poverty Challenge.

Winter roads going well

Although a warm spell in mid-February affected some winter roads for a couple of days, the roads are now back to normal.

Fuel hazard alarms Sachigo

Abandoned gold mine doesn’t pose ‘emergency situation’ assures Ontario government

Sophie Wassaykeesic’s death under investigation

Gary Wassaykeesic and his brother Tom Wassaykeesic are feeling positive about the Ontario Provincial Police’s investigation into the 1976 death of their mother, Sophie Wassaykeesic.

OPP investigating toddler’s death in Webequie

The results of a post-mortem into the death of a Webequie toddler will take some time.

Transportation Safety Board concludes investigation of Wasaya incident in Kasabonika Lake

The Transportation Safety Board has concluded its investigation into a Wasaya Airways flight which slid off the runway in Kasabonika Lake Feb. 9.