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

Alderville’s latest addition connects the community

By Rick Garrick ALDERVILLE FIRST NATION—Alderville First Nation recently installed a 200-foot-high communications tower to provide wireless Internet service to community members through a band-owned Internet service company. “Everyone is excited,” says Alderville Chief James R. Marsden. “Our idea was to get into the business as an

Nipissing Warriors players and fans unite community in new documentary

By Kelly Anne Smith NIPISSING FIRST NATION—There was a full house for the premiere screening of the Nipissing Warriors Documentary at the Garden Village Community Centre on March 4. Everyone was out to watch the chronicle of a great hockey team. They grasped the film’s deeper meaning

Entrepreneurs meet to discuss and develop future program for Anishinabek Educational Institute

By Laura Barrios TORONTO—Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs, and those with an interest in business met at the Anishinabek Nation Entrepreneurship session in Toronto on March 27, in hopes of working together to begin the early stages of developing a business entrepreneurship program for the Anishinabek Educational Institute.

Inaugural Anemki Unity Winter Classic shoots and scores big against racism

By Rick Garrick THUNDER BAY—The Fort William Northstars won the Midget championship at the Anemki Unity Winter Classic hockey tournament with a 5-0 shutout over the Thunder Bay Sharks. “That was the only one all week,” says James Pelletier, coach of the Fort William Northstars midget team,

Pic Mobert’s Come Here Look for the Good Life gathering draws large attendance

By Rick Garrick PIC MOBERT FIRST NATION—An Elder’s emotional comments about his children being taken away to residential school encouraged others to share their experiences at Pic Mobert’s Come Here Look for the Good Life gathering on March 14. “It was emotional,” Pic Mobert Chief Wayne Sabourin

First University of Toronto community Powwow revival deemed ‘a needed cultural shift’

By Christine Smith McFarlane TORONTO—The Indigenous Studies Students’ Union hosted the Honouring Our Students Powwow, the first powwow held at the University of Toronto in 20 years, on March 11, drawing over 600 people in attendance. “Students were coming to the ISSU asking for their own powwow,”

Heartfelt Gchi-Miigwech to all from the Osawamick Family

Submitted by Lisa Osawamick The Osawamick family wishes to express our profound gratitude to all of the individuals and organizations that shared such open acceptance, appreciation and respect to Ron-bah Yellowman during his life.  He passed away suddenly Feb 25, 2017, and his Spirit journeyed toward the

‘First Nations need sufficient, predictable and sustained funding’: Madahbee

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing First Nation) March 23, 2017 – Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee says that new fiscal relationships with First Nations are important for the federal government. “Sufficient, predictable and sustained funding is crucial for effective advocacy and participation in nation-to-nation relationships,” says Grand

Former NHL coach and player Ted Nolan delivers keynote speech on education

By Rick Garrick THUNDER BAY—Former National Hockey League coach and player Ted Nolan spoke about the importance of education at the 10th Annual Matawa Education Conference, held March 7-9 in Thunder Bay. “Education is what I say is almost like the new buffalo,” Nolan says before delivering

‘We never relinquished our water and lake bed rights’: Madahbee

UOI OFFICES (Nipissing First Nation)  March 22, 2017 – On World Water Day, Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee says that First Nations have always  had rights to the water. “First Nations people are the inherent keepers and caretakers of our traditional territory; that includes water

NDP leadership candidate Charlie Angus to spearhead campaign with priority on First Nation issues

TIMMINS—Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus is making First Nation issues a priority in his campaign to be elected leader of the federal New Democratic Party (NDP). “My concern is that the government is still not responding in a proactive manner when emergencies happen in communities, whether it

Moose Cree First Nation sets new records for Little NHL

By Sam Laskaris MISSISSAUGA—It was yet another record-breaking year for the Little Native Hockey League tournament. And not just in terms of participating teams. A record 204 youth teams from across the province participated in the event, which concluded this past Thursday in Mississauga. That’s a far

Anishinabek charity ‘Hotel Discount Program’ makes positive impact on Anishinabek citizens

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON—On March 14, Jason Restoule, Manager of the Anishinabek Nation 7th Generation Charity (AN7GC) visited Quattro Hotel & Conference Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, to discuss and sign an extension to the current 2-year partnership agreement the two organizations have. In 2017, the

Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day says ‘World Water Day means meeting basic human rights and protecting Ontario’s clean water for future generations’

TORONTO, ON (March 21, 2017) – Tomorrow, March 22 is World Water Day. Since 1993, the United Nations has made this a day of to bring awareness to issues related to the future of water around the globe. Ontario alone has over one-fifth of the world’s fresh