Indigenous

Garden River FN – Election Results

Garden River First Nation held its election Tuesday, and incumbent Chief Paul Syrette was re-elected. He defeated Brandi Marie Nolan, 392 votes to 341. Elected as councillors were: Karen Bell – 404 votes Chris Solomon Sr. – 334 votes Caroline Barry – 315 votes Andy Rickard – 312 Darwin Belleau – 305 votes Leslie Zack-Caraballo – 294 votes Susan (Sue) ...

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Have you seen Emma? LOCATED

Jul 9, 2017 @ 10:32 Police have confirmed the safety of Emma MEEKIS and she is no longer missing. The Sioux Lookout OPP would like to thank the public and all media outlets for their assistance in locating her.   Jul 7, 2017 @ 18:32 Members of the Sioux Lookout Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are requesting assistance ...

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Michael Mantha issues Statement on Grassy Narros & English-Wabigoon River

Jun 28, 2017 @ 20:55 Michael Mantha, NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Critic and Algoma – Manitoulin MPP issued the following statement regarding recently-announced funding for the cleanup of mercury contamination in the English-Wabigoon River: “After forty years and of living with the toxic legacy of the mercury dump into the English-Wabigoon River, New Democrats truly hope that the Grassy ...

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Déclaration du ministre et du sous-ministre des Relations avec les Autochtones et de la Réconciliation à la Journée nationale des Autochtones

Jun 21, 2017 @ 19:02 Le ministre et le sous-ministre des Relations avec les Autochtones et de la Réconciliation ont fait la déclaration suivante pour souligner la 21e Journée nationale des Autochtones du Canada: « Aujourd’hui, à l’occasion de la Journée nationale des Autochtones, nous célébrons et reconnaissons les réalisations, les contributions et la résilience des peuples autochtones de tout l’Ontario. ...

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Reclaiming Traditional Indigenous Names

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has implemented changes to help Indigenous people reclaim traditional names.   For the next five years, the ministry will waive the fees for Indigenous people residing in Ontario who wish to reclaim their traditional names. For those born in Ontario but living elsewhere, we will also waive the fee for one updated birth ...

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Sault College Celebrates National Aboriginal Day

Jun 21, 2017 @ 21:4 Today, the Sault College community joined together in honour of National Aboriginal Day. The group united to commemorate this important day with a flag raising ceremony, a Welcome Song drum greeting and inspirational speeches.   Today’s event is a part of wider celebrations going on across Canada recognizing and celebrating the cultures and contributions of ...

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Statement from Minister and Deputy Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation on National Aboriginal Day

Jun 21, 2017 @ 19:01 The Minister and Deputy Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation issued the following statement to mark Canada’s 21st National Aboriginal Day: “Today, on National Aboriginal Day, we celebrate and recognize the accomplishments, contributions and resilience of Indigenous people across Ontario. Despite so much adversity, they continue to inspire us to be a more inclusive and ...

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Severe Flood Damage Jeopardizes Future of Churchill, Manitoba

Jun 14, 2017 @ 08:30 Future of rail service to Churchill, Manitoba is in peril. Damage this year from flooding includes 19 places where the track bed is washed out and at least five bridges are damaged. Citing a short construction season, the Company, Omnitrax says all the repairs cannot be completed. The inspection alone will cost more than $500,000 ...

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Repatriation underway for Kashechewan evacuees

  The evacuees from Kashechewan have begun to return home. The evacuation began Sunday, April 16th with Kapuskasing being the first host community. Wawa declared a state of emergency on Sunday, and received evacuees on Tuesday, April 18th. In all, it was expected that 450 to 500 vulnerable residents would be evacuated as a precautionary measure.     In what ...

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Province Names Members of Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission

May 8, 2017 @ 13:49 Ontario is taking steps to improve the representation of all people living in Ontario’s northernmost communities. The Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission will review the boundaries of Ontario’s two northernmost ridings (Kenora-Rainy River and Timmins-James Bay) to make recommendations about the creation of at least one and as many as two additional ridings in these areas. ...

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Three Northeastern Ontario Aboriginal Health Leaders Named North East LHIN Healthy Change Champions

The North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN) has named the Executive Directors of the region’s three Aboriginal Health Access Centres (AHACs) – Gloria Daybutch, Angela Recollet and Pam Williamson – as Healthy Change Champions for their work in advancing the system of care for Aboriginal Northerners.   Gloria Daybutch is Chair of the LHIN’s Local Aboriginal Health Committee (LAHC) and ...

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Deceased Woman Found Located

Mar 27, 2017 @ 10:13 On Saturday, March 18, 2017, at approximately 12:00 p.m. Emily “Chico” Brown was reported missing from her community of Wabigoon Lake First Nation. She was last seen in the City of Dryden. Officers with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Dryden Detachment along with Treaty Three Police Service (T3PS) and Dryden Police Service (DPS) conducted a search ...

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Sault College Receives Support from the Ted Nolan Foundation

Mar 21, 2017 @ 09:16   Sault College is honoured to announce that the Ted Nolan Foundation has partnered with the College to continue granting scholarships to deserving First Nations women through The Rose Nolan Scholarship. This support will help many First Nations women accomplish their goal of pursuing a post-secondary education, and is a direct reflection of Ted Nolan’s ...

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Election Results for Michpicoten First Nation – Pat Tangie is elected Chief

Candidates for Chief BOBBIWASH, John 11 BUCKELL, Joseph 108 LEWIS, Ernie 3 STONE, Evelyn 34 TANGIE, Patricia ‘Pat’ 144 Candidates for Councillors ANDRE, Ivan 40 LEWIS, Marcel 47 ANDRE-STONE, Verna S. 46 PERRAULT, Dan 39 BLACK, Daniel 33 PETERSON, Linda withdrawn BOBBIWASH, John 46 ROBINSON, David 18 CHAPMAN, Wanita 55 ROBINSON, Verlyn ‘Rosalie’ 59 CHALYKOFF, John-Paul 106 SIMON, Christopher ‘Chris’ ...

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NDP pushes for action on Grassy Narrows

Mar 3, 2017 @ 06:47 NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Critic Michael Mantha called on the government to release a detailed plan for addressing the long-standing mercury contamination of the English-Wabigoon River.   This morning during question period, Mantha questioned the sincerity of the government’s promise to “[identify] all contaminated sites and [clean] up the English-Wabigoon River of the mercury ...

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