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News and notices from our 49 First Nation communities.

NAN Mourns Passing of Arlene Slipperjack, Long-serving Chief of Whitewater Lake First Nation

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, shares heartfelt condolences on the passing of long-serving Whitewater Lake First Nation Chief Arlene Slipperjack:“We are very saddened with the news this weekend that our dear colleague Chief Arlene Slipperjack has begun her journey to the Spirit World.…

NAN Mourns Passing of Long-Serving Leader & Residential School Advocate Michael Cachagee

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum, on behalf of the Executive Council, shares heartfelt condolences following the passing of long-serving leader and Indian Residential School advocate Michael Cachagee Senior, of Chapleau Cree First Nation: “We are very saddened that our dear friend has begun his journey to the…

Military Deployment in Bearskin Lake First Nation

News Release from Bearskin Lake First Nation Chief Kamenawatamin would like to clarify the deployment of military personnel to the community of Bearskin Lake First Nation. While he had received information from Canadian officials that 7 individuals were to be deployed, as of January 12th, 2022, only 3 Canadian Rangers had arrived in the community.…

Bearskin Lake First Nation Update

News Release from Bearskin Lake First Nation Chief Kamenawatamin continues to be unwell due to a COVID 19 infection and will take the next few days to rest and focus exclusively on community priorities. He will not be available to the press on January 11th and will reassess his condition on January 12th. Chief Kamenawatamin…

Request for Deployment of Military Personnel to Bearskin Lake First Nation

News Release from Bearskin Lake First Nation On December 29th, 2021, the Bearskin Lake First Nation declared a state of emergency due to an outbreak of COVID 19 infections.  As of today, 174 individuals have tested positive – which means almost fifty percent of the on-reserve population is infected.  Those infected include the administrative and…

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