Announcements Archive

Natural gas on Jocko Point set to flow to Nipissing First Nation

By Kelly Anne Smith JOCKO POINT—A ground-breaking ceremony to offer natural gas to homeowners, cottagers and entrepreneurs took place May 30 at the Jocko Point Community Centre. Nipissing First Nation Chief Scott McLeod announced The Natural Gas Project with 250 homes across Nipissing First Nation to benefit.

Assembly of First Nations supports Mother Earth Water Walkers in their journey around the Great Lakes

OTTAWA, ON (May 4, 2017)--Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and AFN Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day issued the following statements today in support of Grandmother Josephine Mandamin and all those taking part in the 2017 Mother Earth Water Walk: "Grandmother Mandamin and all

Joint Declaration between the Anishinabek Nation and the Iroquois Caucus on the transport and abandonment of radioactive waste

LAC LEAMY, QC (May 2, 2017)—The Anishinabek Nation and Iroquois Caucus have unified and strongly oppose the transportation of highly radioactive liquid material from Chalk River to South Carolina and the abandonment of nuclear waste from Chalk River in a giant mound situated beside the Ottawa River.

Anishinabek Nation and Iroquois Caucus to make joint declaration on radioactive waste

GATINEAU, QUEBEC (Tuesday, May 2, 2017)--Grand Chief Patrick Madahbee, Anishinabek Nation and Chief Clinton Phillips (on behalf of the Iroquois Caucus and Kahnawà:ke Grand Chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton) will speak to the joint declaration and the serious concerns on radioactive waste at the Chiefs of Ontario -

The Government of Canada announces funding for Child and Family Services Support for First Nations in Ontario

SUDBURY, ON (March 30, 2017)--The well-being of Indigenous children and families is a priority for the Government of Canada. We are taking action and working in partnership to help ensure that children receive the health and social services they need, when they need it. Today the Honourable

FedNor invests funds for economic development in Temagami First Nation

By Jamie Lee McKenzie TEMAGAMI FIRST NATION – FedNor has invested $294,300 to help support economic development and middle-class jobs in Temagami First Nation. Anthony Rota, a Member of Parliament for Nipissing-Timiskaming, made the announcement on February 28. The priority of this investment is to diversify and

Government of Canada invests in dementia research about Indigenous Peoples

Innovative projects in Sudbury will improve support to Indigenous peoples with dementia and their caregivers SUDBURY, ONTARIO (February 27, 2017)--Today, Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, announced an investment of $1 million for two research projects

Minister seeks reconciliation, while government seeks to block judgement

Official Statement from Ontario Sixties Scoop Claim regarding new government motion before the court TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2017 /CNW/ - "Today, in an unprecedented legal maneuver, the Government of Canada sought to block the court from delivering a verdict on liability next week in the Ontario Sixties

Fort William First Nation signs historic GTP Settlement Agreement with Canada

FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION (December 22, 2016)--Please join Fort Williams First Nation (FWFN) Chief and Council and Canada’s Lead Negotiator on the Grand Trunk Pacific (GTP) file for the initialing of the GTP settlement agreement in the FWFN Council Chambers on December 23, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. 

The Anishinabek Nation mourns the loss of former Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve Councilor

UOI OFFICES, Nipissing First Nation (December 20, 2016)—It is with a heavy heart that Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee announces the passing of a great friend, and former Councilor of Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve, Albert “Hardy” Peltier. “I always enjoyed speaking with Hardy,” stated Grand Council Chief

NAHNDAHWEH TCHIGEHGAMIG Wikwemikong Health Centre project moves to final commitment

WIKWEMIKONG, MANITOULIN ISLAND (December 15, 2016) – A joint review committee consisting of representatives from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Assembly of First Nations, Native Women’s Association of Canada, and the Status of Women Canada has selected the NAANDWECHIGE-GAMIG Health Centre’s “Shelter

Federal and Provincial Governments invest in Biomass North Development Centre in partnership with the Union of Ontario Indians

By Laura Barrios NIPISSING FIRST NATION—Member of Parliament for Nipissing—Timiskaming, Anthony Rota, announced on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development and Minister Responsible for FEDNOR, that both levels of Government of Canada will be providing matching contributions to enable the

Anishinabek Police Constable switches to life-long learner

By Kelly Anne Smith NORTH BAY—After many years of service to the community, Constable Ken Dokis has retired. A retirement social for Dokis took place at the Davidi Club November 26.  Family, friends and co-workers from the Anishinabek Police Service packed the venue to wish him well

Long Lake #58 First Nation approves its Land Code through vote

LONG LAKE #58 FIRST NATION (November 29, 2016)—On November 24, 2016 the members of Long Lake #58 First Nation cast their ballots in the Ratification Vote on our Land Code. In an undeniable 96% majority with 368 yes votes and only 14 no votes, the community gave

OPSEU and Ontario First Nations Chiefs partner on Indigenous Mobilizing Team

TORONTO--On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas addressed First Nations Leaders from across Ontario who are meeting with Premier Kathleen Wynne and Ontario cabinet ministers this week at the “Leaders in the Legislature” event to discuss collaborative actions on First Nations priority issues such