News Releases

FWFN, NAN Call for Action to Support Pandemic Response in Thunder Bay as COVID-19 Cases Rise

FWFN, ON: Fort William First Nation (FWFN) Chief Peter Collins and Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler are calling on all levels of government, relevant agencies and organizations to take decisive action as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the City of Thunder Bay, a major hub for communities across Northwestern Ontario. “Fort…

NAN Oshkaatisak Council Issues Statement on Bushby Sentencing Hearing for Manslaughter Conviction

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s Oshkaatisak (All Young Peoples) Council has issued the following statement regarding today’s sentencing for Brayden Bushby’s manslaughter conviction in the tragic death of Barbara Kentner: The Oshkaatisak Council extends well-wishes and prayers to the family and friends of Barbara Kentner and humbly extends our condolences. We feel confident and…

NAN Welcomes Support for Air Carriers Serving Remote First Nations Communities

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler welcomes support for air carriers serving remote First Nation communities after an announcement made by Ontario and Canada: “I am pleased to hear of Ontario’s recent announcement in partnership with the federal government to aid essential air travel to remote First Nations in northern…

NAN Congratulates Senator Murray Sinclair on his Retirement from the Senate of Canada

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, congratulates Murray Sinclair on his retirement from the Senate of Canada: “I am pleased to congratulate Murray Sinclair on his retirement from the Senate of Canada. Murray is a respected leader who has fought for Indigenous people with…

NAN Welcomes First Vaccination Team to Weenusk First Nation Tomorrow

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the NAN Executive Council, congratulates Weenusk First Nation as they prepare to welcome the first ORNGE led vaccination distribution team tomorrow. “We are excited to have the first vaccination team in the remote community of Weenusk First Nation. I acknowledge the…