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Ontario expanding hospital in Moosonee

Create: 09/22/2020 - 00:27

The Ontario government is investing an additional $19.4 million to expand health care services provided by Weeneebayko Area Health Authority and improve access to health care in Northern Ontario. The funding will be used to support planning and redevelopment of a culturally appropriate health campus that will include a new hospital and a lodge in Moosonee, as well as a new ambulatory care centre on Moose Factory Island.


Create: 08/27/2020 - 01:59

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Derek Fox has expressed the frustration of First Nations leaders as the Government of Canada has all but ignored urgent requests to provide necessary resources and supplies that would allow students to return to school in a safe environment in September.

NAN mourns the passing of Bill Nothing

Create: 08/13/2020 - 01:09

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, sends condolences to the family, friends and community of Bearskin Lake First Nation following the passing of Bill Nothing, one of the founders of NAN:

“We were saddened to learn of Bill’s passing and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the entire Bearskin Lake community at this difficult time.

NAN responds to Ontario's announcement on child welfare

Create: 08/05/2020 - 02:42

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Walter Naveau has issued the following statement in response to the Government of Ontario’s plan to modernize the child welfare system announced today:

“The transformation of child welfare in Ontario is long overdue, but the Ford government’s strategy doesn’t provide enough detail on funding, resources, and timelines.

Supporting First Nations youth who come into contact with the child welfare system must be a priority for this government, and a clear plan of action is required if any progress is to be made.

Fort Albany statement on passing of Bill 197

Create: 07/25/2020 - 00:51

Fort Albany First Nation is deeply troubled at the rapid and potentially illegal passage of Bill 197 (COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act, 2019) by the Government of Ontario on the evening of July 21, in the face of significant outcry and opposition. This omnibus bill was introduced on July 8 and included changes to twenty pieces of legislation, including major changes to the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA) that could significantly weaken environmental protections and impact our Inherent, Aboriginal, and Treaty rights, all under the guise of COVID-19 response.

Ontario reaches agreement with Flying Post First Nation on historic land claim

Create: 07/18/2020 - 01:31

Indigenous community to receive $14.1 million settlement

The Ontario government announced today the final settlement of a 115 year old land claim that addresses the shortfall of land received by Flying Post First Nation, as part of the James Bay Treaty (Treaty #9) that was originally signed in 1905. The $14.1 million settlement will contribute to the future economic prosperity of the First Nation.

Homicide victim in Thunder Bay fifth in the city for 2020

Create: 05/02/2020 - 01:20

The Thunder Bay Police Service has identified the deceased located in the area of Arundel Street near Lyon Boulevard as 14-year-old Kayleigh Ivall.

An investigation into the sudden death began in the afternoon hours of Monday, April 27, 2020, after police were notified of the possible discovery of a body by a passerby.

Members of the service’s Criminal Investigation Branch, including investigators from the Major Crimes and Forensic Identification Units, have since been investigating the circumstances surrounding this death.

Agoke development corporation wins Forest Sector Champion Award

Create: 03/28/2020 - 02:03

A 100% First Nations owned, and operated company based in Thunder Bay has yet again received province-wide recognition. 

The Agoke Development Corporation (Agoke) was the recipient of the Ontario Forest Sector Champion of the Year Award at the 77th Annual Ontario Forestry Industries Association’s Meeting and Convention.  The Northern Ontario forestry enterprise owned by Aroland, Eabametoong and Marten Falls, manages the Ogoki Forest, oversees forest access road maintenance and silviculture programs while protecting culturally sensitive areas and animal habitat.


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