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Statement by Chief Leo Friday on Kashechewan flooding

Create: 05/03/2019 - 04:36

Next week, plans are underway for Kashechewan First Nation youth to witness another promise: the signing of the implementation agreement to begin the relocation of the Kashechewan community to higher grounds, agreed by both party governments of Canada Minister Seamas O’Regan and Ontatio Government Minister Greg Rickford and Kashechewan First Nation Chief, Leo Friday.

The report Chief Friday sent to Kashechewan [citizens] as per what we was agreed upon with both ministers in the pass few days…

Dear [Citizens] of Kashechewan,

Jordin Tootoo named a keynote presenter at Vision Quest 2019

Create: 04/19/2019 - 03:52

The Vision Quest Conference & Trade Show, Canada’s longest running Indigenous business, community and economic development conference, is pleased to announce that Jordin Tootoo and Lorne Cardinal will be one of this year’s Keynote Presenters.

JORDIN TOOTOO, NHL’s First Inuk Player, Author of All the Way
Keynote Presenter, Wednesday May 15

NAPS ANNOUNCES CHIEF OF POLICE ROLAND MORRISON

Create: 04/09/2019 - 21:29

The Board of Directors of the Nishnawbe Aski Police Service is pleased to announce the appointment of Roland Morrison as the Chief of Nishnawbe Aski Police Service, effective April 2, 2019. Roland Morrison was the Acting Chief of Police since September 2018 following the retirement announcement of former Chief of Police Terry Armstrong.

A stronger voice and a new era for Anishnawbe-owned businesses begins with the launch of the ABPA

Create: 03/25/2019 - 22:39

The Anishnawbe Business Professional Association (ABPA) launched today with special guests and community leaders in attendance. The launch event was held at the NADF office in Thunder Bay with traditional ceremonies performed by a local elder and drum group. The ABPA will be initially run by an all-Indigenous powerhouse board of directors from multi-disciplinary backgrounds. The founders of the non-profit corporation include:

• John Beardy
• Brian Davey
• Ron Marano
• Rachael Paquette
• Jason Rasevych
• Jason Thompson

UPDATE: Charges laid against security guard in Shoppers Drug Mart incident

Create: 02/06/2019 - 00:26

Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to the Shoppers Drug Mart at 1186 Memorial Avenue just before 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3 following reports of a theft.

During the investigation police learned that a possible assault linked to this incident may have occurred.

Police conducted multiple witness interviews and reviewed video footage of an altercation between a youth and a security guard.

Following this, and after reviewing other evidence, officers have charged the security guard with Assault Causing Bodily Harm.

Western James Bay Telecom Network to Upgrade Internet Service for Attawapiskat, Kashechewan and Fort Albany

Create: 01/28/2019 - 23:14

Western James Bay Telecom Network (WJBTN) will soon bring fibre to the home service to 957 homes in the communities of Attawapiskat, Kashechewan and Fort Albany. WJBTN will also increase transport and fibre internet capacity to community hospitals, schools and residents in these communities.

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.

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