News Releases

NAN Executive Council Election to be Held During 39th Keewaywin Conference

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Head Electoral Officer Jocelyn Formsma has announced official notice of the 2021 election for the NAN Executive Council. Chiefs from NAN’s 49 First Nation communities will vote for members of the Executive Council (Grand Chief and three [3] Deputy Grand Chiefs) on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, during the…

NAN Mourns Passing of Elder Freddie Kakekagumick of Keewaywin First Nation

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, expresses heartfelt condolences following the passing of NAN Elder Freddie Kakekagumick, 85, of Keewaywin First Nation: “On behalf of Nishnawbe Aski Nation I send our love and prayers to Freddie’s family, his son Chief George Kakekagumick, and the…

NAN Commemorates Anniversary of Pikangikum House Fire with Progress Report on Fire Safety

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler commemorates the fifth anniversary of a tragic house fire in Pikangikum First Nation with the launch today of a five-year progress report on NAN’s efforts to improve fire safety in all NAN First Nations communities.“Today we honour the brief life of Amber Strang and…

Canada Continues to Shred the Rights of St. Ann’s Survivors

Treaty No.9, Fort Albany First Nation, Ontario…The survivors of St. Anne’s Residential school are rejecting Ottawa’s independent review outright. The survivors are currently in a legal process and any interference from Canada with their legal fight in seeking justice is inappropriate. Survivor and Board member of Peetabeck Keway Keykaywin Association (PKKA), Greg Spence has maintained…