Chapman’s Gas Bar Christmas Craft Sale ‘booming’

By Rick Garrick FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION—A variety of historical necklaces created by Wiikwemkoong’s Teresa Trudeau were among the arts and crafts on sale at Chapman’s Gas Bar Christmas Craft Sale in Fort William. “These are historical corn necklaces, and this one here with the leather included

Bill C-61 receives Royal Assent

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE, Nipissing First Nation (December 15, 2017)—On behalf of the Anishinabek Nation, Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee would like to extend congratulations to the 23 Participating First Nations and the Kinoomaadziwin Education Body (KEB) on the Royal Assent of Bill C-61, the Anishinabek Nation

Youth Job Fair draws over 300 students

By Rick Garrick FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION—The Fort William First Nation Youth Job Fair was a success with about 300 students in attendance from the community and across Thunder Bay. “It’s important for our youth — we are trying to motivate them to get their education,” says

Historian reminds us why many First Nations people fought in World War I

By Colin Graf      AAMJIWNAANG – The  story of why at least 4,000 First Nations people fought in World War 1 for a country that would not grant them citizenship, would not let them vote, and would only let them leave reserves with permission from Indian Agents, is

Little NHL alters format for Tyke category

By Sam Laskaris MISSISSAUGA – A few notable changes have been adopted for Ontario’s largest First Nations youth hockey tournament. The 47th annual Little Native Hockey League tourney will be staged Mar. 11-15 in Mississauga. The Moose Cree First Nation, which also hosted the 2017 edition of

Wiky’s Trudeau-Paquet traded to Kirkland Lake Gold Miners

By Sam Laskaris KIRKLAND LAKE – It certainly didn’t take Greg Trudeau-Paquet long to adjust to his new home. The 18-year-old, who is from Wikwemikong, was the key figure involved in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL) trade this past Friday. Trudeau-Paquet, a centre, was traded

Jared Bissaillion, 22, running for Chief in Thessalon First Nation

By Leslie Knibbs THESSALON – A young man who completed a Mining Engineer diploma at Cambrian College in 2016 was unsuccessful in finding a career in the mining industry because of a downturn in the industry.   “Finding work in the mining industry was harder to come by,”

Ontario and Anishinabek Nation working together to support Anishinabek children, youth and families

Province and Anishinabek Nation Sign Relationship Agreement Ontario and the Anishinabek Nation signed an agreement today that will strengthen the relationship through an affirmation of partnership and a shared path forward on child and family services. Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services, and Anishinabek Nation

Showcasing Indigenous talents at Reconciliation Art Gala

By Kelly Anne Smith NORTH BAY – Jubilant patrons filled the Capitol Centre’s WKP Kennedy Gallery on opening night of the Indigenous Art Gala Teamwork makes the Dreamwork. Taking place November 1, Teamwork makes the Dreamwork honours Reconciliation North Bay’s One Year Anniversary. Created to celebrate a

Dr. Mushquash to be inducted into Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars

By Rick Garrick OTTAWA - Pays Plat’s Christopher Mushquash is honoured to be one of 70 scholars who are being inducted into the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists on Nov. 24. “It’s a great honour to be included among those new

Anishinabek Nation launches two new elementary books to kick off Treaties Recognition Week

WHITEFISH RIVER FIRST NATION — Two new elementary books that explain treaties to elementary students were launched today at Shawanosowe School in Whitefish River First Nation. The books – Alex Shares his Wampum Belt and Dakota Talks about Treaties are a complement to the already popular “We

Nipissing First Nation to elect Youth Chief

By Kelly Anne Smith NIPISSING FIRST NATION - Nipissing First Nation governance wants the Youth to have an official voice at the community’s decision table. Originally, Miss Nipissing First Nation Angel Armstrong went to Chief McLeod with the idea of starting up the Youth Council. “I met

Grand Chief congratulates Kelly Crawford, Education Director for the Anishinabek Education System

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (Nipissing FN) Oct. 30, 2017 – Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee congratulates the newly hired Education Director for the Anishinabek Education System. Kelly Crawford, citizen of M’Chigeeng First Nation, will begin her new role at the end of November.  Crawford had

Sunsets and rants with Les Couchie

By Kelly Anne Smith NIPISSING FIRST NATION - Les Couchie has a German Sheppard who is friendly with squirrels and chipmunks. The little creatures follow Couchie too when he strolls across his backyard with that prime view of Lake Nipissing. Les often captures gorgeous sunsets over the

Artistic projects honour Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, Residential School Survivors

By Colin Graf   AAMJIWNAANG FIRST NATION – Residents have recently unveiled two artistic projects to remember and honour both Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and residential school survivors at their community centre near the southwestern Ontario city of Sarnia.  Around 50 brightly-beaded moccasin tops, both adult