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Perry Bellegarde re-elected as AFN National Chief

Create: 07/27/2018 - 01:17

National Chief Perry Bellegarde was re-elected during the AFN Special Chiefs Assembly held July 24-26 in Vancouver.

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of NAN Chiefs and the Executive Council, congratulated Bellegarde on his re-election as National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations in Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territory:

Perry Bellegarde Launches Campaign for Re-election as National Chief

Create: 06/14/2018 - 01:46

Perry Bellegarde, the current National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), today launched his campaign for re-election with a commitment to Chiefs to maintain momentum while redoubling efforts on measures to close the gap in the quality of life for First Nations peoples.

Train derailed south of Moosonee

Create: 06/01/2018 - 02:42

The Polar Bear Express, carrying 73 passengers has derailed just south of Moosonee on May 30.

Minor injuries have been reported.

Ontario Northland spokesperson Rebecca McGlynn said the train was carrying 73 passengers and seven crew members when it left the tracks about 37 kilometres south of Moosonee on its way back to Cochrane around 5:45 p.m.

Northland is currently investigating the cause of the derailment and the damage done to the train and tracks.

Matt James' first single available on iTunes

Create: 05/16/2018 - 01:12

Matt James (Naveau) of Mattagami First Nations releases his first single, A Miner’s Prayer on iTunes on May 15, 2018.

His 8 song CD will be available on June 1, 2018, and will be released during his CD Launch Party in Sudbury at the Caruso Club on the same date.

“I am so pumped,” says Matt James, “this has been my dream all my life, to have a CD collection of my original songs, and to share my passion for music with the world.”

Matt James grew up in northern Ontario, in a small community called Mattagami, 45 minutes outside of Timmins Ontario.

FN leaders call on Lakehead University to rescind Law Dean's appointment

Create: 05/05/2018 - 01:39

Leaders of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) and Kitchenumaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) are calling on Lakehead University to rescind the appointment of provincial Justice George Patrick Smith, who sentenced First Nations leaders to prison for protecting their lands, as interim dean of the university’s embattled law school.

Police shooting in Attawapiskat

Create: 04/21/2018 - 00:49

A video is circulating on Facebook and Facebook messenger showing a confrontation between four NAPS officers and an Attawapiskat citizen on Thursday April 19, 2018.

Gunshots were fired by NAPS and the Attawapiskat man is alive following the shooting incident involving the police.

The video (taken by a neighbour) does not make it clear if the man was armed or not.

The man involved in the incident is believed to be Steve Sutherland.

This is a developing story and more info will be posted once it becomes available.

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