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Rock the Vote encourages First Nations to cast ballots

Ochiichagwe’Babigo’Ining’s Tania Cameron hopes to encourage First Nations people to become registered with Elections Canada early to be eligible vote in this upcoming federal election with her Rock the Vote campaign.

Classic Roots nominated for Music Award

It’s been over two years since electronic music producer Classic Roots, aka Josh DePerry, made a big move from his hometown of Thunder Bay to Toronto in order to further pursue his dream of making music...

Young mother from Sandy Lake on the road to reaching her dreams

“It didn’t feel real to me, it just didn’t really kick in right away when I was actually done and all my hard work paid off,” 18 year-old Avery Fiddler told Wawatay News about her recent high school graduation.

Nick Sherman hits the road with new album

Folk music artist Nick Sherman is in the midst of a national tour to promote his sophomore album, Knives and Wildrice. The album was completed after a very successful fundraising campaign launched last December.

Feathers of Hope amplifies youth voices

Approximately 100 First Nations youth from Ontario added their voices in calling for changes to the province’s child welfare system during a weeklong forum held in Thunder Bay that started on May 19.

NAN seeks closer working relationship with Auditor General

In April, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler said that a report released by the Auditor General on health care in First Nations communities is...

Racism won’t factor in during the inquest of several deaths in Thunder Bay

Racism and the quality of police investigation will not be included in the scope of the inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students who were attending school in Thunder Bay, according to a ruling released by the inquest’s coroner.

ᒣᐡᑭᑲᐧᑲᒪᐠ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑭᐃᓇᐦᐊᑐᐊᐧᐠ ᑕᐣᑐᕑ ᐯ ᐁᑭᐱᒧᓭᑕᒪᐊᐧᐊᐧᐨ ᑲᑭᐊᐧᓂᐦᐊᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᐊᐧᑯᒪᑲᓂᐊᐧ

ᑕᐣᑐᕑ ᐯ ᑭᐃᓇᐦᐊᑐᐊᐧᐠ ᒣᐡᑭᑲᐧᑲᒪᐠ ᑲᑭᐅᒋᒪᒋᐦᐊᑐᐊᐧᐨ 650 ᑭᓫᐊᒥᑐᕑ ᑎᐸᐦᐊᑲᐣ ᑭᐊᐱᓯᓇᑲᐧᓂ ᑲᑭᐃᓇᐦᐊᑐᐊᐧᐨ, ᐊᑎᐟ ᐅᐱᒧᓭᐠ ᑭᑕᑲᐧᐦᐊᑐᐊᐧᐠ ᐁᑭᐱᒧᓭᑕᒪᐊᐧᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᓇ ᐁᐅᒋᑲᓄᑫᐣᑕᐊᐧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᐃᐧᒋᑕᒪᑲᓂᒥᐊᐧ ᑲᑭᓀᐱᒋᐊᐧᓂᐦᐃᒥᐨ ᓇᐣᑕ ᒥᓇ ᑲᑭᓂᓯᒪᑲᓄᓂᐨ.

Mishkeegogaming walks for justice in Thunder Bay

After a 650-kilometer trek from the community of Mishkeegogamang First Nation to Thunder Bay, a group of walkers have completed their mission to honour the memories of community members who have gone missing or have been murdered.

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.