Community News

Dangers in framing the discussion as a choice between an inquiry OR immediate action

From CBC.ca

Disturbing trend in debate on inquiry into missing, murdered aboriginal women

Damaging to frame discussion as choice between inquiry and immediate action

By Chelsea Vowel, Posted: Aug 29, 2014

Nishnawbe Aski Nation and city of Thunder Bay working together to create a positive experience

Press release

August 28, 2014 - The City of Thunder Bay and Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) are pleased to have had a joint meeting of leadership including Grand Chief Harvey Yesno, Mayor Keith Hobbs, NAN Deputy Grand Chiefs and members of the City's Intergovernmental Affairs Committee.

UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report highlights dangerous impacts of climate change

From CBC.ca

Climate change impacts 'might already be considered dangerous'

Language stark in latest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report

By Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press Posted: Aug 27, 2014 

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.