Community News

Deer Lake First Nation hosting Northern Ontario School of Medicine officials tomorrow

NOSM press release

NOSM Engages Communities in Strategic Planning

Together, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and the people and communities of Northern Ontario are creating a Strategic Plan for the School for the years 2015-2020. 

Canadian leaders challenge prime minister position on inquiry on murdered and missing Aboriginal women

From YukonNews.com

Stupidity outbreak mars Harper's visit

EDITORIAL - John Thompson - August 22, 2014

What a relief. Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited Whitehorse yesterday and shared with the territory a fresh insight: the plight of missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada is not, in fact, a "sociological phenomenon." Rather, the root of the problem is that we simply haven't locked enough people away in prison.

Forty years after Anicinabe Park armed stand-off and First Nations are still fighting to protect their lands

From CBC.ca

Anicinabe Park Occupation observed in Kenora, 40 years later

Aug 22, 2014

Louis Cameron (centre) and the Ojibway Warrior Society occupy the Anicinabe Park, Kenora, Ont., July 1974.

Assembly of First Nations' Acting National Chief challenges government and media to be open and honest

From theGlobeandMail.com

It's Ottawa's turn to be transparent

GHISLAIN PICARD, CONTRIBUTED TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL, Published Aug. 22 2014

Ghislain Picard: Chiefs and councillors in First Nations communities have difficult, complex and time-consuming jobs. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press)

"The north is a great treasure house that must be plundered" says Canada's Prime Minister

From CBC.ca

Prime Minister Stephen Harper takes another northern tour

Is the government's approach to Canada's North failing?

By James Cudmore, Posted: Aug 18, 2014

James Cudmore, Parliamentary Reporter covers politics and military affairs for CBC News.

Remote Training Centre celebrated in Neskantaga First Nation

From CBC.ca

Neskantaga First Nation finds hope after suicide crisis

New high-tech training centre allows residents to receive job training without leaving home

By Jody Porter, Posted: Aug 20, 2014

Need for a national inquiry into the missing and murdered aboriginal women across Canada

COO Press Release

Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy statement ON THE TRAGIC DEATH OF TINA FONTAINE AND THE PUSH FOR A NATIONAL INQUIRY INTO MURDERED, MISSING Aboriginal WOMEN

TORONTO, ON (AUGUST 19, 2014) - Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy is devastated by the news of Tina Fontaine, the 15-year-old girl found dead in the Red River Sunday and demands that federal government stand with all Canadians in their plea to launch a national inquiry into the missing and murdered aboriginal women across Canada.

Ontario Regional Report of First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study available

COO Press Release

Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy SAYS NEWLY RELEASED NUTRITION REPORT HIGHLIGHTS THE 'Shocking' NEED FOR BETTER LIVING STANDARDS IN FIRST NATIONS

TORONTO, ON (AUGUST 19, 2014) - Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy says the new First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study (FNFNES) released yesterday highlights the need for Canada to improve health standards in First Nation communities and underscores the fact that communities continue to face significant barriers to accessing safe and healthy food.