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OTF grant to help NALSC recover from COVID-19

Create: 06/02/2022 - 00:11

In 2021, Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation (NALSC) received a $121,500 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to help recover and rebuild from the impacts emerging from COVID-19 so we can effectively meet the needs of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) communities and NAN citizens across Northern Ontario. This grant helped fund different projects to be completed by 2022 to allow for the safe reopening of NALSC for in person services.

Art contest open for Toronto Creators Program

Create: 12/08/2021 - 22:15

Raptors and OVO have come together to build the Creators program, focused on spotlighting emerging Black, Indigenous, non-binary, female and other Racialized Groups artists between the ages of 16-29.

The Toronto Raptors are proud to announce the return of the Welcome Toronto Creators Program for a second consecutive year. The ‘Welcome Toronto’ Creators Program is an incubator that identifies and nurtures emerging local BIPOC, non-binary/women creators and artists between the ages of 16 and 29.

Liberals re-elected as minority government

Create: 09/21/2021 - 22:29

Justin Trudeau and the Liberal party were re-elected to form another minority government on September 20.

"Thank you, Canada — for casting your vote, for putting your trust in the Liberal team, for choosing a brighter future. We're going to finish the fight against COVID. And we're going to move Canada forward. For everyone," the re-elected Prime Minister twitted out early Tuesday morning.

This will be Trudeau's third term as Prime Minister of Canada.

Ontario Supporting the Identification and Commemoration of Indian Residential School Burial Sites

Create: 06/17/2021 - 02:51

The Ontario government is providing $10 million to help support the identification, investigation, protection and commemoration of Indian Residential School burial sites across the province. The funding will also ensure that culturally appropriate, trauma-informed mental health supports are available for Indian Residential School survivors, their families and Indigenous communities.

Wawatay and NAN Mourns Passing of Elder Freddie Kakekagumick of Keewaywin First Nation

Create: 04/24/2021 - 00:27

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, expresses heartfelt condolences following the passing of NAN Elder Freddie Kakekagumick, 85, of Keewaywin First Nation:

“On behalf of Nishnawbe Aski Nation I send our love and prayers to Freddie’s family, his son Chief George Kakekagumick, and the entire Keewaywin community.

Fire destroys church in Attawapiskat

Create: 04/22/2021 - 19:49

The St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Attawapiskat caught fire yesterday April 21, 2021. The historic church, which was built in the 1930's, is one of the oldest buildings in the community. It was mostly constructed by the local people using lumber gathered and milled in the community.

As of now there have been no reports of any injuries, and firefighters contained the fire to help prevent the spread of flames and further damage to any other surrounding buildings.

Currently the cause of the fire is unknown.

Scientists and Indigenous Knowledge Keepers harmonize world views at third annual gathering

Create: 03/09/2021 - 00:07

Indigenous Elders, NWMO leaders and staff, and professors from Canadian and international universities attended the two-day virtual workshop.

For the third consecutive year, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) hosted its annual “Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science Workshop” in late 2020.

Building on the thoughtful dialogue of previous years, workshop topics were anchored in discussions on fundamental differences, interconnectedness, and interweaving worldviews to address the safe and secure storage of nuclear waste.


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