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Stephanie Wesley

Finding happiness amid sadness

There have been some disturbing moments in my life as of late.

Balancing pain and humour at the TRC national event

Moose Cree’s Stan Wesley said his experience of hosting his third and final role as the master of ceremonies for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Alberta National Event was “extremely emotional.”

Former PC candidate’s comments prompt call for apology, boycott

The online and public comments made by a former PC Party candidate in Thunder Bay about First Nations ‘advantages’ prompted a small group of protesters to attempt to confront her at her business.

North Spirit Lake battling bedbugs

North Spirit Lake member and resident Donna Rae and her family have been suffering from a bedbug infestation for the last four years, and the mother of six wants help dealing with the intruders.

NAN women’s forum features talk on lateral violence

The 2014 NAN Women’s Council Forum took place on March 18-20 in Thunder Bay.

Walking With Our Sisters art installation coming to Thunder Bay

Christi Belcourt’s Walking With Our Sisters (WWOS) commemorative art installation for missing and murdered Indigenous women of Canada will be in Thunder Bay this September at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.



No national inquiry into missing, murdered Aboriginal woman

A report on violence against indigenous women by a parliamentary committee was met with outrage, with one grand chief calling it a “national disgrace.”

Lac Seul Elder teaches trapping in northern Ontario

The first animal Kaaren Dannenmann ever trapped was a martin.

Feathers of hope

I’ve been following the Feathers of Hope story for almost a year now. In late February, the group released a report that was nineteen months in the making.

Youth launch Feathers of Hope action plan

After 19 months of planning, Ontario’s Advocate for Children and Youth released their report titled “Feathers of Hope: A First Nations Youth Action Plan” on Feb. 24.

Kashechewan hosts suicide workshops

Two Kashechewan First Nation members took it upon themselves to host a Suicide Workshop in their community to help spread awareness of the issue of suicide.

Kashechewan hosts suicide workshops

Two Kashechewan First Nation members took it upon themselves to host a Suicide Workshop in their community to help spread awareness of the issue of suicide.

Ice Road Truckers found filming near Deer Lake

When Trace Meekis-Beardy and her husband Leslie were on their way home to Deer Lake after helping a friend in need in North Spirit Lake on Feb. 16, they wound up coming across some familiar faces from television.

Province recruits firm to establish Ring of Fire development corporation

The Ontario government announced it has recruited the firm Deloitte LLP to help set up the development corporation which will be responsible for infrastructure in the Ring of Fire region.

Cities hold Valentines Day walk for missing and murdered Aboriginal women

The sixth annual Valentines Day Memorial Walk, which honours missing and murdered women in Canada, was held in about 20 cities across the country.