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Anishinabek Nation acknowledges the sacrifice of veterans

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (Nipissing First Nation) Nov. 10, 2017 – The Anishinabek Nation remembers and acknowledge the sacrifice of all its veterans. “We remember those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom,” says Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee. “Those who served and fought

Twiggs with that, please: Jennifer Twigg driven to do as Twiggs opens first Sudbury location

By Laura E. Young SUDBURY – Jennifer Twigg’s 20-plus years in the coffee business began with sewing, not roasting. Twigg's grandmother Josephine Beaucage, of Nipissing First Nation, was a classic Indigenous artist who also taught arts and crafts, including the beading for full regalia, to Bands on

Indigenous youth rally at Queen’s Park in support of a renewable, non-nuclear future

TORONTO (Nov.9, 2017)  – Today at noon, Indigenous youth and allies rallied at Queen’s Park in support of a transition towards 100% renewable energy in Ontario and phasing out of nuclear power in the province. This is an unprecedented showing of Indigenous youth and leadership on the

Josephine Mandamin featured in new book ‘The Water Walker’

By Rick Garrick THUNDER BAY - The Water Walker children’s book featuring the story of Water Walker Josephine Mandamin was a hit during two school visits on Nov. 2 in Thunder Bay. “We saw 40 kids that were in Grade 2 and 3 this morning (at Nor’wester

Debajehmujig Storytellers honoured with Arts Organization Award

By Rick Garrick TORONTO - The Debajehmujig Storytellers was honoured with the Arts Organization Award at the 2017 Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts on Oct. 30 in Toronto. Cree artist Kent Monkman and visual artist Brian Rideout were also honoured with the Individual Arts Award

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

International Festival of Authors features Curve Lake’s Drew Hayden Taylor

By Lee Weimer TORONTO - The International Festival of Authors (IFOA) held at the Toronto Harbourfront, invites authors to share their knowledge. A conversation with Drew Hayden Taylor is an almost overwhelming experience.  He has been successful for over 25 years as author, playwright, journalist, broadcaster, televisions

Anishinabek Nation helps kick off Treaties Recognition Week

By Marci Becking WHITEFISH RIVER FN - Some 50 staff and students of Shawanosowe School in Whitefish River First Nation helped to kick off the second annual Treaties Recognition Week in Ontario by hosting the launch of two new Treaty education elementary books. The books "Alex shares

Book review: Two Families

Reviewed by Karl Hele Two Families is a wonderfully refreshing Nihiyaw (Cree) perspective on the Indigenous-Canadian relationship as explained by Johnson.  Throughout his easily readable and engaging text, Johnson explains how the Nihiyaw adopted the Queen and her people, making them cousins with equal rights to share

‘Seven Fallen Feathers’ author added epilogue after two more First Nation youth died this past summer

By Rick Garrick THUNDER BAY – After two First Nations youth died this past summer in Thunder Bay, Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City author Tanya Talaga added an epilogue to her book. “I thought I was finished the book and

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

Traditional Ecological Knowledge Elders make progress to stop aerial spraying

By Leslie Knibbs ATIKAMEKSHENG ANISHNAWBEK – The Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) Elders have been trying to arrange a meeting with government officials from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) on traditional territory for over four years, all in an effort to share dialogue in resolving

Book Review: Two new books for elementary students on Treaties

Reviewed by Carrie MacKenzie “Alex Shares His Wampum Belt” and “Dakota Talks About Treaties” are both written by Kelly Crawford and illustrated by Don Chrétien. Both of these books deal with the same topic but teach different aspects of it. The Alex book explains what Wampum belts

Grand Council Chief congratulates Kenn Richard on winning the Jane Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (Nipissing FN) November 02, 2017— Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee congratulates Kenn Richard on winning the Jane Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award. Kenn Richard is the founding Executive Director of Native Child and Family Services of Toronto. "Kenn is an outstanding individual

Treaty education books for elementary students to be launched during Treaties Recognition Week at Shawanosowe School

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (Nipissing FN) Nov. 2, 2017 – The Anishinabek Nation has produced two new elementary books on treaties that will be launched during the kick-off to Treaties Recognition Week in Ontario. “Alex Shares his Wampum Belt” and “Dakota Talks about Treaties” will help students