TIMMINS - MPP Gilles Bisson (NDP:Timmins-James Bay) is expected to introduce a legislative motion at Queen's Park calling for First Nations in Ontario to have power to tax resource-based industries operating on their lands.
"Moccasin Joe was my favourite; he was very funny," Trevor Wesley, 13, said of one of the entertainers at the Youth and Elders Gathering in Kashechewan First Nation, Aug. 12-16.
The theme of this gathering was "Finding Our Way By Working Together."
Attawapiskat First Nation recently made national headlines when it terminated a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with diamond mining giant De Beers Canada. Community members blocked the mining company from work on its Victor diamond project on July 26.
BRUNSWICK HOUSE ñ The date Aug. 7, 2002 stands to become a historic turning point in Nishnawbe Aski Territory history. An unprecedented unanimous standing vote by 50 chiefs, proxies and Elders signalled the call for the re-activation of traditional governance.