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ᓀᑲᐃᐧᓴᑲᐃᑲᓂᐠ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᐣ ᐊᑕᑦ ᐱᐟᓫᐊᕑ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᑯ ᐅᑭ ᑭᒋᓇᓇᑯᒪᐣ 20 ᐅᑕᓂᔑᓂᓂᒪᐣ ᑲᑭᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑯᐨ ᐁᑲ ᑫᐃᐧᓇᐊᐧ ᑲᑭᐅᐣᒋᓇᑲᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᐊᐱᐣ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᐠ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑲᐃᐡᑲᐧ ᒐᑭᒪᒪᒋᐃᐧᓂᑕᐧ ᐁᐧᓴ ᐁᔭᓂᑲᐡᑲᐸᓱᐊᐧᐨ ᐯᔓᐨ ᑲᐱᓴᑭᑌᓂᐠ.

Family returns to Sandy Lake, home burned down

A Sandy Lake First Nation family who were part of the full evacuation of the community returned home to discover their house destroyed by a fire.

Human rights act now applies to First Nations

If full application of the Canadian Human Rights Act were used in First Nations, the communities would go into chaos, says Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Stan Beardy. He said conditions of First Nations compared to the rest of Canada are deplorable.

Matawa chiefs set unified voice to protect lands

The line in the sand is drawn and enough is enough as chiefs from the Matawa First Nations signed a Unity Declaration July 14 to protect natural resources in their traditional territories.

Nibinamik walkers take to road in memory of lost loved ones

Philip Oskineegish was walking around Summer Beaver with community member and cousin Paul Oskineegish one day when he mentioned he wanted to do a walk-a-thon from Pickle Lake to Thunder Bay.

Fires wreak havoc in northwestern Ontario

As increasing numbers of Nishnawbe Aski Nation members are evacuated from their communities due to forest fires, Grand Chief Stan Beardy called for a state of emergency.

Signing of land-use plan hits home for Cat Lake, Slate Falls

The lack of power was a minor issue to members of Cat Lake and Slate Falls, who July 11 showed up fully charged to support and watch the official signing of the community-based land-use plan (CLUP).

LaForme resigns

First Nation leaders and residential school survivors across the nation are disappointed by the sudden resignation of Justice Harry LaForme and are concerned with the direction of the Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Silenced no more, Canada apologizes for residential schools

As words of apology came from the mouth of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, tears trickled down the cheek of Garnet Angeconeb. The Lac Seul member, and residential school survivor, has long been an advocate for sharing the impacts of the residential school era.

"House contained" in Big Trout

May 5, 2007

The Ontario Provincial Police Tactical and Rescue Unit and the Emergency Response Team have been dispatched to the community of Big Trout Lake where a resident has "barricaded" himself in his home with his family.

Police were first sent to the community at 1:35 a.m. on Friday, May 5. The OPP say they are taking the matter seriously and have also sent a crisis negotiator to the scene.

No further details have been released to the public as of Friday evening.

-BW