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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.

Motion for resignation of MMIWG Commissioners not passed

Create: 07/28/2017 - 06:58

A late draft resolution put forth at the 2017 AFN General Assembly for the current Commissioners of the National MMIWG Inquiry to resign was not passed in a vote late Thursday evening.

The Resolution 57 #2 read:

Direct the Assembly of First Nations National Chief to meet with Prime Minister Trudeau to inform him that the current MMIWG National Inquiry Commissioners must be replaced with new Commissioners who will respect MMIWG families and survivors. Be trauma-informed and put families first.

NAN, governments agree to transform health care

Create: 07/26/2017 - 03:39

The federal government, Ontario and Nishnawbe Aski Nation have signed an agreement which they say will transform the response to urgent health needs in First Nations communities.

The Charter of Relationship Principles Governing Health System Transformation in NAN Territory was announced Monday afternoon in Ottawa.

The announcement was made after representatives of the three parties met to discuss the delivery of health care in the wake of health crises in remote communities, in particular a continuing rash of youth suicides over the last several months.


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