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NADF micro lending circle kicks off in Lac Seul

Lac Seul’s Mona Gordon is looking to start up a gasoline convenience store at the Kejick Bay turnoff through Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund’s Micro Lending Program.

Cedar mask carving lessons underway in Thunder Bay

Weekly cedar mask making workshops by Nigigoonsiminikaaning artist Perry Perrault are featured on Saturdays at the Blue Sky Community Healing Centre in Thunder Bay.

Embrace Life Forum 2014 to feature U.S. singers and speakers

Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s Embrace Life Forum 2014, which begins today (Feb. 18) will feature two evenings concerts featuring award-winning gospel singers and motivational speakers from the United States.

Moose Cree foresees benefits from Lower Mattagami Project

Moose Cree First Nation is looking forward to local economic benefits from its partnership with Ontario Power Generation on the Lower Mattagami Project.

Got Land? Thank an Indian

Eagle Lake Chief Arnold Gardner is calling for more education about treaties after the recent Got Land? Thank an Indian sweatshirt controversy in Saskatchewan.

Wapekeka student most popular human book in Thunder Bay

Wapekeka’s Nicole Quedent recently shared her life experiences during the third Human Library project in Thunder Bay.

Pikangikum nurse looks forward to potential Mars journey

A Pikangikum and former Cat Lake registered nurse has passed the first hurdle to be part of a pioneering journey to Mars in 2018.

Wapekeka Deputy Chief Norman Brown passes

Former Wapekeka chief Norman Brown is remembered for his tireless efforts to address the issue of suicide in First Nation communities.

Ontario approves logging plans on Grassy Narrows territory

Grassy Narrows has rejected a recently announced Ministry of Natural Resources plans to proceed with further clearcuts in the Treaty #3 community’s traditional territory.

Concerns raised over Non-Insured Health Benefits program

Regional Chief Stan Beardy is calling for changes to the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program due to a widening gap in health outcomes.

Action against Thunder Bay racism called for at Building Bridges event

Wikwemikong’s Donna Simon called for more dialogue between Thunder Bay residents during the Jan. 20 Building Bridges community gathering at Lakehead University.

North Spirit Lake plane crash survivor sues airline

The lone survivor of the January 2012 Keystone Air Service plane crash at North Spirit Lake is suing the airline and the dead pilot.

Northern FN Health Care expands health care in region

White Cedar Pharmacy and White Cedar Health Care Centre are moving forward with partnerships and expansions after first going into business this past summer.

Ojibwe language songs developed to keep language alive

Lac Seul’s Percy Ningewance and his sister Patricia Ningewance are looking to keep Anishinabemowin alive through the launch of Biindigen, an Ojibwe language songs CD.