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NAN Calls for Supports as Constance Lake First Nation Declares State of Emergency

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Derek Fox is calling on provincial and federal ministries and agencies to provide the necessary supports as Constance Lake First Nation has declared a State of Emergency due to an outbreak of a deadly lung infection. “We are very concerned with the situation in Constance Lake…

NAN to Honour Fallen Warriors on Indigenous Veterans Day and Remembrance Day

THUNDER BAY, ON: Members of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Executive Council will honour the contributions of Indigenous veterans on Indigenous Veterans Day today, and during Remembrance Day ceremonies across northwestern Ontario on Thursday. “Throughout the years, hundreds of our members have stepped forward in defence of Canada and its interests during two World Wars…

NAN Launches Educational Video, Display at Lakehead University, for Treaties Recognition Week

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) encourages people to learn more about Treaties during Treaties Awareness Week (Nov. 1-5) with the launch of a Treaty educational video and visual display at Lakehead University. “Canada became a nation because Treaties were signed between First Nations Peoples and the Crown. Our ancestors entered into Treaty with…

NAN Response to Federal Government’s Appeal of CHRT Ruling on Indigenous Child Welfare

Nishnawbe Aski Nation Deputy Grand Chief Bobby Narcisse has issued the following response as the Government of Canada is seeking to appeal of a Federal Court ruling upholding a landmark Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) ruling on Indigenous child welfare compensation. “We are disappointed that Canada has not abided by the rulings of the Federal…

NAN Calls on Prime Minister to End Legal Battles and Meet with St. Anne’s IRS Survivors

OTTAWA, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum today called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to end Canada’s relentless legal battles against Survivors of the notorious St. Anne’s Indian Residential School and meet with them in the spirt of reconciliation during a press conference in Ottawa: “The Survivors of St. Anne’s…