Autumn Peltier’s eyes were streaming with tears as she presented a sacred water bundle to Justin Trudeau during the Assembly of First Nations national...
First Nations leaders are calling for the resignation of Thunder Bay Police Service (“TBPS”) Chief J.P. Levesque as a scathing report by the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (the “OIPRD”) has substantiated allegations of neglect of duty and discreditable conduct against members of the Thunder Bay Police Service.
Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Acting Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum has issued the following statement regarding the not-guilty verdict in the second-degree murder trial of Raymond Cormier in the death of Tina Fontaine:
Mushkegowuk Council held an Emergency Summit on illegal drugs and alcohol in the James Bay communities from Feb. 6-8 in Timmins.
The agenda of the Summit was to engage and empower the people of the Mushkegowuk First Nations to strengthen the regional campaign against illegal drugs and alcohol.
A jury found Gerald Stanley not guilty of second-degree murder in death of 22-year-old Colten Boushie on Friday, February 9. The 22-year-old from Red Pheasant First Nation died of a gunshot wound to the head on Stanley's farm near Biggar, Saskatchewan, in August 2016.
Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler has issued the following statement regarding yesterday’s acquittal of Gerald Stanley in the shooting death of Colten Boushie:
Inquest into the Death of Ina Matawapit who died on June 7, 2012 at the Weagamow Lake Nursing Station following a transfer from a police vehicle while in custody. Live from the Days Inn in Sioux Lookout, ON.
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Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Pikangikum First Nation Chief Dean Owen welcomed Prime Minster Justin Trudeau to a community visit on January 19.
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the Government of Canada must work with survivors of the St. Anne’s Residential School to achieve justice and reconciliation.
Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) has announced the suspension of their CEO, Mr. Bernie D. Schmidt. The decision came at a Meeting of Directors held in Timmins recently. Greg Spence has been appointed interim CEO.
WAHA claimed the suspension was necessary to allow complaints and allegations from the communities receiving medical, dental and other essential health services, to be reviewed and dealt with by the Board of Directors, the body responsible for the governance, supervision and management of the affairs of the Corporation.
Cat Lake First Nation is in shock after a double homicide was committed in the community on the evening of Wednesday December 6.
Chief and Council have confirmed the deaths of two community citizens.
No names have been released as of yet.
The OPP are currently in the community undergoing an investigation, and will be releasing an official statement later today (December 7).
Cat Lake has a population of about 650 people and is located north of Sioux Lookout, Ontario.