News Releases

NAN Mourns Passing of Elder Gregory Koostachin, of Attawapiskat First Nation

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Derek Fox, on behalf of theExecutive Council, expresses heartfelt condolences following the passing of NAN Elder Gregory Koostachin, of Attawapiskat First Nation: “We are very saddened to learn of Greg’s passing in Attawapiskat over the weekend. We are sending our love and prayers to his dear…

NAN Statement as Pope Francis apologies for Abuses Suffered at Indian Residential Schools

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum, on behalf of the NAN Executive Council, has issued the following statement following an apology by Pope Francis for the abuses suffered at Indian Residential Schools to Indigenous delegates at the Vatican this week: “It has taken tremendous courage for Survivors who…

NAN Welcomes Ruling that Police Video will be Considered at Mamakwa-McKay Inquest

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation welcomes a ruling that a video depicting the racist and degrading treatment of an Indigenous man by the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) will be considered at the inquest into the deaths of two other Indigenous men while in police custody. “It is very important for the families that…