Anishinabek Archive

Lajeunesse to finish off junior career with the Sudbury Wolves

By Sam Laskaris SUDBURY – Troy Lajeunesse had a fairly good inkling he was going to finish off his junior career with a franchise other than the Sarnia Sting, members of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Lajeunesse, a citizen of the Dokis First Nation, had spent the

Nipissing Warriors headed to Hockey Hall of Fame

By Kelly Anne Smith NIPISSING FIRST NATION – The Nipissing Warriors are having another wave of fame. They were an all-Anishinaabe team playing in the Industrial League in the 1960s and early 1970s. In their first year they won the league championship, packing the Sturgeon Falls Arena.

Anishinabek Nation celebrates lifetime achievements

CHIPPEWAS OF RAMA FIRST NATION—On the evening of Wednesday, August 16, the Anishinabek Nation 7th Generation Charity (AN7GC) hosted the 19th annual Anishinabek Evening of Excellence. The event took place on Chippewas of Rama First Nation Territory at Casino Rama. Each year, the AN7GC coordinates this important

Headrick off to Boston Bruins’ rookie camp

By Sam Laskaris ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA – Owen Headrick is about to get his first taste of life as a National Hockey League player. The 20-year-old defenceman, a member of northern Ontario’s Garden River First Nation, has been invited to the Boston Bruins’ rookie camp, which includes a

Slow Pitch tournament honours Connor Pelletier-Commanda

SERPENT RIVER FIRST NATION – Over the Labour Day weekend, scores of people came to play in or watch a memorial slow pitch tournament on the new baseball field in Serpent River First Nation (SRFN) to honour Connor Pelletier-Commanda. The 17-year-old young man lost his life in

Zack-Coneybeare headed to hoops academy

By Sam Laskaris GARDEN RIVER FIRST NATION – Jackson Zack-Coneybeare completed his high school studies this past spring. But the 17-year-old from northern Ontario’s Garden River First Nation plans to pick up some additional courses this year before hopefully moving on to post-secondary life. Zack-Coneybeare, however, will

Anishinabek Nation releases official education vote results

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE, (Nipissing First Nation) August 30, 2017—The 23 Participating First Nations who successfully ratified the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement celebrated the historic achievement on August 16, 2017, in Chippewas of Rama First Nation.  The official results of the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement ratification votes

‘A lot of assimilationist policies obviously impacted my life’

By Barb Nahwegahbow TORONTO - Christine Migwans has a passion for both developing and reading theory related to colonialism, Indigenous people and genocide. “Anti-colonial theory does a lot to diagnose colonialism,” she said. It’s liberating for Indigenous people, “and it’s highly useful for my daily life,” she

Aamjiwnaang youth learn from actor and screenplay writer Kyle Nobess

By Greg Plain AAMJIWNAANG FIRST NATION—The youth group from Aamjiwnaang First Nation were given the opportunity to spend two days with Kyle Nobess, an actor from Winnipeg, Manitoba, at his Road to Freedom workshop held July 26-27. Throughout the workshop, Kyle and wife Nicole Nobess took the

First Nation health care organizations begin technological journey with Electronic Medical Records

Submitted by Vicky Hutchison AUNDECK OMNI KANING—Giiwednong Health Link (GHL) is pleased to announce the continued implementation of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) amongst three additional First Nation communities: M’Chigeeng First Nation, Atikameksheng Anishnawbek and Sagamok Anishnawbek. The milestone EMR “Go Live” Promo events celebrated the successful partnership

‘Somebody should do something about that’

Biologist encourages more Indigenous students to pursue science By Laura E. Young SUDBURY – Laurentian University’s first-ever Indigenous PhD graduate in biology not only wants more First Nations students to choose the sciences, she’s doing something about it. In May, Jesse Popp became the university’s first Indigenous

Statement from Beausoleil Youth Council on the signing of the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement

Statement on the Signing of the Historic Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement BEAUSOLEIL (Aug.17, 2017) - The Beausoleil First Nation Youth Council welcomes the historic signing of the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement. This is an important first step in moving out from under the Indian Act and assuming

Making positive footprints: Riverview’s food drive surpasses last year’s contributions

By Leslie Knibbs SAGAMOK ANISHNAWBEK - For the second year running, Vincent and Candy Eshkakogan of Sagamok Anishnawbek  held a "Fill The Trailer" food drive to supplement the pantry and shelves at the community food bank on July 28. "We sometimes forget that people aren't just hungry

Anishinabek Nation and Ontario sign historic Education Agreement

Province Working in Partnership with First Nations to Support Student Achievement An historic education agreement will support the achievement and well-being of Anishinabek students through enhanced collaboration between the participating First Nations and the Government of Ontario. Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education, was in the Chippewas of

Anishinabek Nation and Canada celebrate the signing of historic Education Self-Government Agreement

August 16, 2017 Chippewas of Rama First Nation, ON Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Anishinabek Nation The Government of Canada and 23 Anishinabek Nation First Nations made history today by signing the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement. This Agreement recognizes Anishinabek control over education on reserve from Junior