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Blessing ceremony closes historical site, makes way for construction

The Anishinabek Nation’s Northern Superior Chiefs held a blessing ceremony at the McKenzie 1 archaeological site Nov. 10.

NAN rejects alternatives to Commission of Inquiry request

Nishnawbe Aski Nation has rejected an offer by Ontario to hold meetings instead of a Commission of Inquiry into the deaths of seven NAN youth who died since the year 2000 while attending school in Thunder Bay.

Webequie hires Ring of Fire director

Michael Fox will engage mineral resource companies in the Ring of Fire as Webequie’s Ring of Fire senior director.

Aroland, Ginoogaming, Long Lake #58 join forces

Three Matawa First Nation communities have agreed to work together on common interests in their shared traditional territories about 350 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay.

NAN calls for inquiry into teen deaths

Nishnawbe Aski Nation is calling for a commission of inquiry into the deaths of seven NAN youth in Thunder Bay after the Reggie Bushie Inquest was recently suspended.

Land claim process concerns NAN leaders

Nishnawbe Aski Nation is concerned about the upcoming Oct. 16 deadline for review of land claims through Aboriginal Affairs And Northern Development Canada’s Specific Claims Branch.

NAN wants financial assistance for returned evacuees

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) is calling for financial support from the governments of Canada and Ontario to support First Nation families affected by forest fire evacuations across northwestern Ontario in July and early August.

Louttit back in as grand chief

Stan Louttit has been acclaimed as grand chief of the Mushkegowuk Council for the next four years.

Louttit back in as grand chief

Stan Louttit has been acclaimed as grand chief of the Mushkegowuk Council for the next four years.

Tania Cameron: new voice for northern Ontario

Ochiichagwe’Babigo’Ining’s Tania Cameron is honoured by her selection to the New Democratic Party of Canada’s national council.

Train tour supports UN declaration

The KAIROS Cross Canada Train Tour is raising awareness about the United Nations Declaration on Indigenous Peoples.

Indian day school lawsuit numbers swell

An update on a class action lawsuit by former day school students was given June 11 at the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Residential School Gathering in Thunder Bay.

Matawa communities offered $9.6 million

The Matawa First Nation communities have been offered up to $9.6 million over three years to develop core capacity to participate in the Ring of Fire initiative.

Land claim body gets to work

After three years since it was announced, the specific claims tribunal is now underway.

AFN steps on NAN’s toes

Nishnawbe Aski Nation leaders have accused Assembly of First Nation National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo of failing to consult with them about an energy and mining summit June 27-29 in Niagara Falls.