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Second child in Constance Lake First Nation dies

Create: 10/04/2017 - 02:04

Ontario Provincial Police and the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service (NAPS) are looking into the death of a three-year-old child from Constance Lake First Nation.

The Hearst OPP detachment was contacted on Saturday September 30 to assist NAPS and paramedics with a girl in medical distress in the community near Highway 11.

OPP say the child was transported to hospital where she was pronounced dead. The investigation is being conducted under the authority of the Coroner's Act. A post-mortem was scheduled to take place on Monday, October 2.

5th Annual Orange Shirt Day: Let’s Give Our Children Hope and Opportunity

Create: 09/30/2017 - 02:48

To mark Orange Shirt Day on September 30, in honour of former students of the Indian residential schools, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde is asking all Canadians to learn more about this history, support meaningful change and affirm that ‘every child matters.’


Create: 09/27/2017 - 03:55

Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Fort William First Nation Chief Peter Collins have issued the following statements as Thunder Bay City Council has failed to support a motion by the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA) calling for the resignation of Senator Lynn Beyak.

Thunder Bay police investigating death of Indigenous man

Create: 09/24/2017 - 23:37

Thunder Bay Police and the Regional Coroners office are investigating the death of a male found in the Neebing/ MacIntyre Floodway on Saturday September 23.

The Thunder Bay Police are asking for the publics assistance: Should anyone have observed an Indigenous male in the area of Fort William Road and Isabel on the 21 September 2017 at 2030 hours they are asked to contact Thunder Bay Police at 807 684 1200 or at Crime Stoppers 807 623 8477.

Families in Eabametoong FN benefit from upgrades to Community Healing and Wellness Centre

Create: 09/20/2017 - 00:40

Eabametoong (Fort Hope) First Nation families will benefit from improved access to health, wellness and cultural programming thanks to an investment of more than $78,000 from the Government of Canada.

The funding was announced today by the Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for the Kenora riding, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedNor.

4-year-old girl dies at Constance Lake First Nation, Hearst OPP helping in the investigation

Create: 09/14/2017 - 03:14

On September 9, 2017, at approximately 12:45 p.m., officers from the Hearst Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to assist the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) and Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) with a child in medical distress on Constance Lake First Nation.

The female, four years of age, from Constance Lake First Nation, was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

Thunder Bay signs Letter of Intent with Matawa First Nations

Create: 08/29/2017 - 23:00

Officials from the City of Thunder Bay and Matawa First Nations Management announced today City Council’s authorization of a Letter of Intent to move forward with granting Grandview Lodge, a former long-term care facility, to Matawa First Nations Management following a deputation made on August 28.

The City’s surplus facility will be used to establish a Matawa Student Education and Care and Centre. On August 28, City Council Committee of the Whole approved and ratified the granting of the Grandview Lodge building to Matawa.

Ontario and INAC invest $10M to support First Nations youth health and safety

Create: 08/23/2017 - 22:55

The Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, and the Ontario Minister of Education, Mitzie Hunter issued the following statement today concerning student safety in Thunder Bay and the First Nations youth safety crisis in Northern Ontario.


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