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News and notices from our 49 First Nation communities.

NAN Grieves with Family of the Late Jenna Ostberg, Awaits Results of SIU Investigation

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler shares heartfelt condolences and sympathy for the family, friends, and community of Bearskin Lake First Nation as funeral services were held today for the late Jenna Ostberg: “Today our hearts hurt for Jenna’s family and friends, her community, and everyone touched in many ways…

NAN Mourns Passing of Peter Fiddler, Last Surviving Member of Sandy Lake Hunger Strike

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler expressed condolences following the sad passing of Peter Fiddler, the last survivor of the ‘Sandy Lake Five’, whose hunger strike in the 1980s raised national awareness about the deplorable state of health care for NAN First Nations:“We are deeply saddened to learn of Peter’s…

NAN, Neskantaga Offer Condolences to Family of Missing Teen, Question Missing Persons Process

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Neskantaga Chief Chris Moonias are questioning the reporting process for missing persons in the City of Thunder Bay while expressing heartfelt condolences to the family of missing teenager Mackenzie (Nathan) Moonias.“Since her disappearance we have hoped and prayed that Mackenzie would be found…

NAN Statement on First Nations Clean Water Act

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler has issued the following statement following the introduction of the First Nations Clean Water Act today:“As the Government of Canada introduces this piece of legislation today, we must remember that there are 13 long-term drinking water advisories in 12 NAN communities, representing over 40%…

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