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Chiefs Declare Winter Road State of Emergency as Warm Weather Threatens Vital Shipments

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Chiefs have declared a State of Emergency as unseasonably warm winter threatens the viability of the seasonal winter road network, a vital transportation link for the majority of NAN’s 49 member First Nations. “The winter road season should be well underway, but temperatures remain unseasonably warm, making them…

Nishnawbe Aski Nation Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Federal Bill C-92

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Bobby Narcisse has issued the following statement on today’s decision by the Supreme Court of Canada on Bill C-92, federal legislation recognizing and affirming First Nations’ jurisdiction over child and family services: “This decision confirms what NAN First Nations have always known – our children…

Communique following the NAN Chiefs Winter Assembly, February 6-8, 2024, Thunder Bay.

This week, leaders from the 49 member Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) communities met in our traditional way for the Chiefs Winter Assembly (February 6-8, 2024, Thunder Bay).Our leaders discussed a wide range of issues including: Treaty, housing and infrastructure, water, education, economic development, food security, community wellness, policing, social services, health, and provided strong mandates…

Who We Are

Nishnawbe Aski Nation is a political territorial organization representing 49 First Nation communities within northern Ontario. It represents the legitimate, socioeconomic, and political aspirations of its First Nation members of Northern Ontario to all levels of government in order to allow local self-determination while establishing spiritual, cultural, social, and economic independence.

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