Community News

Government launches Connecting Canadians program to bring high-speed Internet to remote communities

From Reuters.com - See the Industry Canada announcement at the end of this story

Canada launches plan to improve Internet in remote areas

Tue Jul 22, 2014 - By Alastair Sharp

Ontario's fuel tax hike will further isolate remote First Nations in the north

COO Press Release

ONTARIO REGIONAL CHIEF STAN BEARDY WARNS THE PROVINCE'S FUEL TAX HIKE WILL FURTHER ISOLATE REMOTE FIRST NATION COMMUNITIES

TORONTO, ON (JULY 24, 2014) - Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy says the fuel tax hike recently announced in the provincial budget by the newly-elected Liberal government will boost airline fares and make it even more difficult for remote communities to access goods and services.

Court urged by Indian Residential school survivors to seal, not destroy, residential school records

From ctv.ca

Court urged to seal, not destroy, residential school records

Residential schoo survivors at TC committee

First Nation youth from across Canada gather in Regina for North American Indigenous Games

From CBC.ca

Indigenous Games ready to roll as athletes start arriving in Regina

Posted: Jul 18, 2014 

The North American Indigenous Games will feature a cultural component, centred at First Nations University in Regina.

Treaty 3 First Nations to be well represented at 2014 North American Indigenous Games

From Kenora Daily Miner and News.com

Treaty 3 First Nations to be well represented at 2014 North American Indigenous Games

By Brandon Logan - July 17, 2014

1974 Anicinabe Park Occupation 40 Yr Anniversary August 22-24 in Kenora

August 22, 23 & 24, 2014

This is shaping up to be a real homecoming for many people & a great history lesson!

Poplar Hill First Nation elects their first woman chief

Poplar Hill First Nation elected Alice Suggashie as their first woman chief.

Deputy Chief is Howard Comber

Councillors are Gary Owen, Pard Owen, Phil Howe, and Jim Suggashie

Northern First Nations student deaths in Thunder Bay inquiry faces further delay

from CBC.ca

First Nations student deaths inquiry faces further delay

Joint inquest into seven deaths in Thunder Bay was supposed to start in 2011

By Jody Porter, CBC News Posted: Jul 15, 2014