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Stephanie Wesley

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.

Rally takes aim against hate in Thunder Bay

A proactive photography event geared at combating hate in the city of Thunder Bay took place in a parking lot across from Intercity mall on July 19.

Your Vote

It’s been a strange few months.

Anti-racism rally held at Thunder Bay newspaper office

In response to a controversial ad published in the Chronicle Journal in Thunder Bay, a group of nearly 30 people took part in an anti-racism rally held outside the newspaper’s office building on June 26.

‘Racist’ election ad sparks outrage

An election ad printed by local Libertarian party candidate Tamara Johnson in a Thunder Bay newspaper has sparked outrage from numerous First Nations leaders and groups who deem the contents of the ad to be racist.

Feathers of Hope’s original members pass on reins

The Feathers of Hope youth group held an open house at the northern office for the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth where they not only welcomed guests but also four new youth amplifiers.

Young athletes set to take part in indigenous games

This year’s North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) will take place in Regina this summer and will feature plenty of First Nations youth from Ontario, including Couchiching First Nation’s Tyson Morriseau.