News Releases

NAN Congratulates Missanabie Cree First Nation on Settlement of Historic Land Claim

Thunder Bay, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the NAN Executive Council, congratulates Missanabie Cree First Nation for reaching a historic claim settlement with their federal Treaty partner for reserve land promised under Treaty No. 9: “We join with the leadership and members of Missanabie Cree to celebrate this…

Landmark Decision in Pikangikum Constitutional Challenge Shows Need for Justice Transformation

Thunder Bay, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler says a landmark decision by the Ontario Court of Justice last week shows the need for a complete transformation of the justice system. “Justice Gibson’s thoughtful and well-reasoned decision reaffirms the position of many First Nations leaders and legal experts that the colonial justice system simply doesn’t…

NAN Statement on MMIWG & Sisters in Spirit Vigils

Thunder Bay, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and the NAN Women’s Council has issued the following statement in support of Sisters in Spirit Vigils honouring the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) this month:  “Nishnawbe Aski Nation and the NAN Women’s Council would like to acknowledge all Missing and Murdered…

NAN Commemorates Orange Shirt Day

Thunder Bay, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler will join with people across the country to commemorate Orange Shirt Day today. “The orange shirts we wear every year are a symbol of solidarity and remembrance for Indian Residential School Survivors and those who never made it home. It is important that we…