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Stephanie Wesley

Sisters in Spirit vigil honours missing, murdered women

More than 200 communities across the country hosted a Sisters in Spirit (SIS) vigil in honour of missing and murdered Aboriginal earlier this month.

Feds table action plan on violence against Aboriginal women

The federal government has tabled an action plan to address violence against Aboriginal women and girls.

Contemplating the missing, murdered sisters

I was at the opening of Walking with Our Sisters exhibit here in Thunder Bay.

Kasabonika Lake member calls for increased dialysis machines, housing in Sioux Lookout

Kasabonika Lake First Nation’s Gordon Anderson is hoping to bring the need for proper housing and dialysis treatment closer to home for some First Nations diabetes sufferers to the attention of health units and First Nations leaders.

KI chief calls on Kenora MP to support national inquiry

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug Chief Donny Morris has joined other First Nations leaders in calling on elected officials to support a national inquiry into the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Wab Kinew discusses education at Thunder Bay orientation

Wab Kinew believes education is the key to First Nation youth’s success.

NAN, Thunder Bay meet to discuss safety concerns

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) and the City of Thunder Bay announced the two parties have recently met to discuss safety and youth issues.

Premiers, opposition leaders support call for national inquiry

The recent death of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine has sparked renewed calls from various organizations and leaders for a national inquiry into the issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women.

‘Your problems with me are not my problems’

We are coming down to the last couple of weeks of summer...

Death of Winnipeg girl renews call for national inquiry

The body of missing 15-year-old Sagkeeng First Nation member Tina Fontaine was pulled from Red River in Winnipeg Manitoba on Aug. 17.

Fun times at the CLE in Thunder Bay

The 124th Canadian Lakehead Exhibition (CLE) family fair landed in Thunder Bay on Aug. 6-10, attracting up to 13,000 attendees each day including many First Nations from the city and surrounding communities.

Variety of music performed at Muddy Water festival

Musicians from all walks of life descended upon Sandy Lake First Nation for the 32nd annual Muddy Water Music Festival (MWMF).

James Street swing bridge situation remains unsolved

After a five-hour closed session meeting, Thunder Bay city council rejected the proposal from CN Rail on July 22 regarding the James Street swing bridge that connects the city of Thunder Bay to Fort William First Nation.

Sextrade 101 rep testifies at Bill C-36 hearing

Sextrade101’s Bridget Perrier, former Thunder Bay resident, was one of around 80 witnesses who testified in the House of Commons on Bill C-36 in front of the Justice and Human Rights Committee during the week of July 7.

Youth share stories through Photovoice

About 35 First Nations youth from various communities gathered in Thunder Bay to participate in Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s safeTALK and Photovoice workshops.