Nipissing First Nation to elect Youth Chief

By Kelly Anne Smith NIPISSING FIRST NATION - Nipissing First Nation governance wants the Youth to have an official voice at the community’s decision table. Originally, Miss Nipissing First Nation Angel Armstrong went to Chief McLeod with the idea of starting up the Youth Council. “I met

Mentorship program at Lakehead a positive experience

By Rick Garrick THUNDER BAY – Pays Plat’s Amanda Michano recently participated in Lakehead University’s Aboriginal Mentorship Program Volunteer Cultural Training Day on Oct. 28 after volunteering with the program last year. “It’s pretty much really impacted my life because I love working with students one-on-one and

First Nations at higher risk for lateral violence

By Lee Weimer Lateral violence is a learned destructive behaviour and takes on a number of different toxic characteristics. It is any action that is meant to deliberately demean or harm a person's self image by ridicule or any other manipulative action usually to induce fear and

Protecting the purest water: Two-day walk from Cedar Point to the Waverley Uplands

Tiny Township, ON - Hundreds are expected to gather this weekend to protest the expansion of an aggregate open pit mine on a pure fresh water resource known as the Alliston Aquifer. The water is some of the purest to have been tested on Earth. Protesters are

A disruption of Canada 150

By Barb Nahwegahbow TORONTO - You have until December 10 to see raise a flag, the inaugural exhibition at OCAD University’s new Onsite Gallery. The show is curated by Ryan Rice, a citizen of Kahnawá:ke and the Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD U. Onsite Gallery

Grand Chief congratulates Kelly Crawford, Education Director for the Anishinabek Education System

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (Nipissing FN) Oct. 30, 2017 – Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee congratulates the newly hired Education Director for the Anishinabek Education System. Kelly Crawford, citizen of M’Chigeeng First Nation, will begin her new role at the end of November.  Crawford had

Fallen rocks at Geneva Park

By Ben Cousineau The Sumerians (who lived in ancient Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq) were the first peoples to “write”. This occurred around 3000 BC. Needing to keep track of their grain and livestock but unable to rely on memory, the Sumerians “wrote” on damp clay tablets with a

‘Braves’ artist sad to see the crest go from Northern Secondary School

By Kelly Anne Smith WEST NIPISSING – A Northern Secondary School crest used for years on jackets and sports jerseys, is being phased out and former students, including the artist, are not keen to see it go. The artist of the crest was only 14 years old,

Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund hands out seven Business Awards

By Rick Garrick THUNDER BAY – Fort William business owners Desiree Morriseau-Shields and Jasen Dowhaniuk were among seven business award recipients at the 27th Annual Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund Business Awards in Thunder Bay. Morriseau-Shields received the New Business of the Year award for her Anishinabek Dental

New protocol with Sarnia-Lambton CAS and area First Nations

By Colin Graf  AAMJIWNAANG FIRST NATION  –  As the shadow of the Sixties Scoop and following dislocations looms over them,  First Nation leaders here are moving closer to taking control of child welfare for their own families. The signing of a new agreement between Aamjiwnaang, near the

Gala Evening November 1st at WKP Kennedy Gallery – Reconciliation North Bay

Please join the community in attending a Gala Evening next Wednesday, November 1st at the WKP Kennedy Gallery: Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork. 6:30-8:30pm, All are Welcome. Please arrive at 6:30pm to be a part of the Opening Ceremony, celebrations and remarks from local Indigenous voices including Chief

Ontario government must tackle pollution affecting Indigenous communities

Environmental Commissioner also calls on the province to better protect threatened species and fight algae in Ontario’s lakes  Toronto, October 24, 2017 – The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), Dianne Saxe, today called on the provincial government to make environmental justice part of its reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

First Peoples Radio back on track, to launch by National Indigenous Peoples Day 2018

  October 24, 2017, Winnipeg, Manitoba – First Peoples Radio Inc. (FPR) is back on track after Canadian and Radio Television Commission’s (CRTC) decision to grant the non-profit corporation established by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) two Type B Native FM radio stations, was challenged. English and

The Seven Grandmothers: Professor John Borrows speaks on Anishinaabe Teachings and Canadian Constitutional Law

By Laura Robinson TORONTO – From October 16-18, by 4:00 pm, Room 140 at University College within the University of Toronto, quickly filled. John Borrows, of the Chippewa of Nawash, and now the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at University of Victoria, used Anishinaabe laws of

Sunsets and rants with Les Couchie

By Kelly Anne Smith NIPISSING FIRST NATION - Les Couchie has a German Sheppard who is friendly with squirrels and chipmunks. The little creatures follow Couchie too when he strolls across his backyard with that prime view of Lake Nipissing. Les often captures gorgeous sunsets over the