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Pikangikum First Nation connects to Ontario's energy grid

Create: 12/21/2018 - 22:11

Pikangikum First Nation has been connected to Ontario's electricity grid, bringing a reliable, clean supply of power to the community for the first time.

Pikangikum is the first of 16 First Nation communities that are expected to be connected through the First Nation-led Wataynikaneyap Power project, the largest and most far-reaching First Nation grid connection project in Ontario's history.

Overwhelming existence of racism at Thunder Bay Police Service

Create: 12/13/2018 - 22:56

The Ontario Independent Police Review Director released a 200-page report concluding that the evidence “overwhelmingly supports the existence of racism” at the Thunder Bay Police Service.” Death investigations were “too often handled differently because the deceased was Indigenous,” finds OPIRD Director Gerry McNeilly.

Ontario Regional Chief acknowledges National Day of Remembrance for Violence against Women

Create: 12/07/2018 - 01:50

Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald acknowledges the National Day of Remembrance for Violence against Women this December 6, 2018. This auspicious day marks the massacre of 14 young women, 13 of whom were students, at the L’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal in 1989.

Wapekeka and Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug complete hydro line

Create: 12/04/2018 - 02:55

Wapekeka First Nation and Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug announce today the completion of a 22 kilometre hydro line that connects the two remote communities for the first time.

KI Chief Donnie Morris said “this project demonstrates a shared vision between our communities and demonstrates what we can accomplish by working collaboratively to improve our futures.”

Wapekeka Chief Brennan Sainnawap stated, “our people built this project by working together. The tie line will allow both of our communities to grow and prosper into the future.”

Viral video shows Thunder Bay Police Service officer striking an individual

Create: 12/03/2018 - 21:48

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and First Nation leaders are calling for answers after a video surfaced this weekend that appears to show a member of the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) striking a First Nation youth while receiving medical care.

NAN youth in action at home and abroad

Create: 11/24/2018 - 02:44

Two delegations of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) youth represented NAN First Nations nationally and internationally at events in Ottawa and Australia this week.

“NAN youth are leading the way, with one delegation meeting with the Prime Minister of Canada while another engages with Indigenous leaders half a world away. These young leaders will bring powerful messages to political leaders at home and abroad, and we are pleased to support these opportunities for their voices to be heard,” said Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler.

Jason Rasevych of Ginoogaming First Nation recognized as one of Canada’s top economic developers by Cando

Create: 11/07/2018 - 21:21

Jason Rasevych, a citizen of Ginoogaming First Nation earned praise after being recognized as a top economic developer of the year by Cando (Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers), and becoming the finalist at the Cando 25th Anniversary Conference and AGM held on October 25 in Enoch, Alberta.

Ginoogaming First Nation Chief Celia Echum spoke of Rasevych of when he was younger in the community.

Sioux Lookout OPP reopen investigation into 1972 death of Audry Anderson

Create: 10/26/2018 - 00:10

The OPP in Sioux Lookout have re-opened the 46 year old cold case of Audry Anderson.

In October of 1972, the body of 19-year-old Audry Anderson was found on the south shoulder of Drayton Road east of Highway 72 near Sioux Lookout, Ontario.

At the time the incident was treated as a motor vehicle collision.

Anderson was last seen in a pickup truck in the company of two males, outside a cafe in Sioux Lookout, around 1:30 a.m. on October 11, 1972.

The two males told the OPP back in 1972, that Anderson had jumped out of the moving vehicle.

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