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Agoke development corporation wins Forest Sector Champion Award

Create: 03/28/2020 - 02:03

A 100% First Nations owned, and operated company based in Thunder Bay has yet again received province-wide recognition. 

The Agoke Development Corporation (Agoke) was the recipient of the Ontario Forest Sector Champion of the Year Award at the 77th Annual Ontario Forestry Industries Association’s Meeting and Convention.  The Northern Ontario forestry enterprise owned by Aroland, Eabametoong and Marten Falls, manages the Ogoki Forest, oversees forest access road maintenance and silviculture programs while protecting culturally sensitive areas and animal habitat.

Wawatay's offices closed to the public, updated contact info

Create: 03/25/2020 - 01:39

Due to the dangers of COVID-19 Wawatay Communications Society has closed its offices to the public in both Timmins and Sioux Lookout. The administration staff is working from home. If you need to contact them for either Radio Sales, Newspaper Sales or Translation services, please send them an email. Their contact information can be found here:


Thank you, and stay safe.

Canada shuts down border to most non-citizens due to COVID-19

Create: 03/17/2020 - 01:36

In a March 16 press conference, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will be shutting its borders to non-Canadian citizens, with the exception of permanent residents, the immediate family members of Canadian citizens, diplomats, air crews, and U.S. citizens.

Also, airlines have the ability to deny any one showing symptoms of COVID-19 from boarding any flights.

Additional flight restrictions will take effect on Wednesday March 18, that will see all international flights rerouted to Montreal, Toronto, Calgary or Vancouver.

ORC RoseAnne Archibald Statement on COVID-19

Create: 03/16/2020 - 21:04

The Chiefs of Ontario and the Leadership Council are working to ensure that First Nations in Ontario are prepared for the potential impacts of COVID-19. On Thursday, March 12, 2020, as you are aware, the WHO characterized COVID-19, a new strain of influenza as a pandemic, which means that there is a spread of a new virus worldwide.

Federal Court approves Federal Indian Day Schools settlement

Create: 08/21/2019 - 00:26

The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement on August 19, 2019:

"The mistreatment of Indigenous children is a tragic and shameful part of Canada's history that has had devastating effects on generations of families. Canada is deeply committed to reconciliation and healing, and will continue the important work of making amends for past wrongs.


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