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Regional Chief Isadore Day Statement on International Day of the Girl

(Toronto, October 11, 2017)   “Today marks the International Day of the Girl, which was created by the United Nations in 2011. Today and every day, we celebrate girls around the world in the face of threats, discrimination, and issues of their well-being. I especially want to encourage

Program teaches students about themselves

By Karl Hele First Peoples Studies programs offer students from both Indigenous and settler communities an opportunity to learn about themselves, while engaging with alternative perspectives, histories, and worldviews. On June 9, 2014 two of my students – Thea Cammie (Newfoundland Mi’kmaq) and Emma Kreuger (non-Inuit resident

Hillside students not slouching in hoodies

By Mary Laronde KETTLE & STONY POINT FN – It was no ordinary last day of school before the summer break in this First Nation. When former Prime Minister Paul Martin and other honoured guests pulled up at Hillside elementary school on June 25th, they were welcomed

Winnie earns degree after ‘healing journey’

By Darrel Manitowabi M’CHIGEENG FN – Winnie Wassegijig is a mother, grandmother, and now a university graduate. The 60-year-old was among the first 19 students graduating from the four-year Honours Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work program offered by Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute (KTEI) in partnership with Laurentian

Intertribals are for everyone!

By Sharon Weatherall BEAUSOLEIL FN − Intertribal dances and pow-wows are for everyone. "Intertribal means all are welcome and the celebration is to be shared by all people," said Bob Goulais, emcee for the annual "Island in the Sun" Intertribal Pow-Wow which attracted over 300 participants to

An Open Letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne and Ontario’s Liberal Cabinet

Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Premier Legislative Building Queen's Park Toronto ON M7A 1A1 Dear Premier Wynne, Re: A Successful First Nation & Municipal Sustainable Development Round-Table in SRFN Territory July 2-3/14 CUTLER, ON (Serpent River FN), July 7, 2014 – Once again on behalf of the Robinson-Huron Treaty 1850

Kids have fun learning about treaties

Special to Anishinabek News NORTH BAY –Learning about serious topics like Canada’s treaty relationship with First Nations doesn't have to be boring. “I thought it was really cool that we learned this part of Canada’s history and we were able to teach each other,” said Ian, a

Students learn about being treaty people

Special to Anishinabek News NORTH BAY – A group of local elementary school students have started to learn something many of their parents don't know: in Canada we are all treaty people. “They have always felt removed from the issues that are affecting First Nations in Canada,”

Inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women are dismissed by federal Tories

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHIEFS OF ONTARIO HIGHLIGHT 3RD DEATH OF FIRST NATION WOMAN IN CITY OF TORONTO AS CALLS FOR INQUIRY INTO MISSING AND MURDERED ABORIGINAL WOMEN ARE DISMISSED BY FEDERAL TORIES Toronto, ON (August 13, 2013) As calls for a National Inquiry into missing and murdered