Nipissing First Nation to house the Kinoomaadziwin Education Body

ANISHINABEK NATION (Nipissing First Nation, Head Office)—After initiating a bid process which was open to all Participating First Nations, the Kinoomaadziwin Education Board is pleased to announce that the successful bid for housing the Kinoomaadziwin Education Body is Nipissing First Nation. "The Kinoomaadziwin Education Body Board is

Anishinabek Nation Leadership will continue supporting Chippewas of the Thames First Nation’s Line 9B plight

ANISHINABEK NATION, NIPISSING FIRST NATION HEAD OFFICE (July 26, 2017)—The Supreme Court of Canada has issued its ruling in favour of the National Energy Board’s (NEB) approval of Enbridge’s Line 9B plan to reverse the flow of Line 9B, part of an existing crude oil pipeline, that

Summer activities continue for Fort William youth

By Rick Garrick FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION—Fort William youth are enjoying the opportunity to work on two projects on Mt. McKay: the community’s third birchbark canoe and a Neechee on the Land Graffiti Mural. “It’s a good time — we’re spending a lot of time learning about

Garden River teen captures five medals at this year’s NAIG

By Sam Laskaris TORONTO – A teenager from Garden River First Nation was one of the biggest stars at this year’s North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). Jadyn Zeppa, 14, captured five medals, including three gold, at the Games, which concluded on Saturday. Her medal haul also included

Anishinabek Elder receives nomination for the Order of Ontario

By Colin Graf AAMJIWNAANG FIRST NATION—An Elder from the Aamjiwnaang First Nation has been nominated for the Order of Ontario, in tribute to her work creating awareness of the history and legacy of the residential school system. Geraldine Robertson, 81, has been nominated by the United Church

Nipissing First Nation awarded bid to house Kinoomaadziwin Education Body

GARDEN VILLAGE (July 21, 2017)--Nipissing First Nation is pleased to announce that our bid to house the Kinoomaadziwin Education Body within our territory was successful.  We will be providing space within one of our existing facilities for 3 to 5 staff initially until construction of a dedicated

Atikameksheng Anishnawbek youth wins hardware at 2017 NAIG

By Sam Laskaris WELLAND – Dawson Nootchtai insists his competitive kayaking days are over. If the 17-year-old member of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation is indeed serious, then he had a rather impressive swan song in his kayaking career. Nootchtai won four silver medals in the boys’

Former NHL coach heads to Poland

By Sam Laskaris GARDEN RIVER FIRST NATION—Ted Nolan has found himself a new coaching gig. Nolan, an Ojibwe from the Garden River First Nation in northern Ontario, was introduced this past week as the head coach of the Polish men’s national hockey team. For the 59-year-old Nolan,

‘Our main goal is prevention’ says Chief Waboose at Child Well-Being Working Group meeting

By Rick Garrick LONG LAKE #58—Transitional housing and prevention services for children were raised as priorities during the July 12-13 Child Well-Being Working Group meeting in Long Lake #58. “We shared with each other what we wanted to see, and our main goal was prevention,” says Long

Na Me Res annual pow wow grows and draws large crowd in Toronto

By Barb Nahwegahbow TORONTO—Na Me Res, the Native men’s residence in Toronto, hosted their 16th annual Pow Wow at Fort York on June 24, starting with a Sunrise Ceremony. The day was brilliantly sunny with a slight breeze and no hint of clouds. Some years there has

Chippewas of the Thames First Nation youth make NAIG history

By Sam Laskaris HAGERSVILLE—Five teenagers from the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation are among those making a bit of history. For the first time in the 27-year history of the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), females are participating in the sport of lacrosse. Five squads have

Aamjiwnaang First Nation to display ancestral heritage artifacts this summer

By Colin Graf AAMJIWNAANG FIRST NATION—Members of Aamjiwnaang First Nation have a unique opportunity this summer to see pieces of their ancient heritage, found in the 1990s excavation for the twinning of the Blue Water Bridge from nearby Sarnia to Port Huron, Michigan. Visitors to the community

All-inclusive Healing Walk celebrated at Fort William pow wow

By Rick Garrick FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION—The Spirit Walkers on the 2017 Healing Walk for all people were celebrated with an honour song and dance at the Fort William Pow Wow on July 1. “It really felt good — it really felt complete,” says former Long Lake

New cultural birthing room added to Sarnia hospital

By Colin Graf SARNIA—Indigenous mothers and families in this area will be welcoming their new arrivals with a special closeness and comfort following the recent opening of an extra-large birthing room at the local hospital. “Designed with Indigenous families in mind, the room features wood panelling, Indigenous

Atikameksheng Anishnawbek votes ‘YES’ to the AES

By Laura Barrios ATIKAMEKSHENG ANISHNAWBEK—On July 12, the eligible voters of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek voted “yes” to the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement with Canada. This “yes” vote means that Atikameksheng Anishnawbek will be part of the Anishinabek Education System. Atikameksheng was one of 27 communities that had an