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Chiefs Endorse Housing Strategy, NAN Looks to Canada and Ontario to Address Housing Crisis

TIMMINS, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) will seek support from the governments of Canada and Ontario for a new First Nation-designed strategy endorsed by Chiefs-in-Assembly to address the housing crisis in NAN First Nations and improve the health of community members. “The NAN Housing Strategy was developed by our members as a solution to the…

NAN Recognizes Outstanding Contributions of Community Members, Honours Past Leaders

TIMMINS, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Derek Fox and members of the Executive Council congratulate recipients of the 2022 Keewaywin Awards for their outstanding leadership, accomplishments, and contributions to our Nations. “We are pleased to congratulate this year’s recipients and we are proud to honour our past Grand Chiefs for their tireless efforts…

NAN Residential School Survivor Evelyn Korkmaz Shares Message with Pope Francis

QUEBEC CITY, QC: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Indian Residential School Survivor Evelyn Korkmaz, a member of Fort Albany First Nation, presented a letter with the following message to His Holiness Pope Francis in the traditional territory of the Cree First Nation of Waswanipi this morning: “This has been an emotional week for me as a…

NAN Survivors to Attend Events in Edmonton, Quebec City during Papal Visit this Week

EDMONTON, AB: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum will accompany delegations of Indian Residential School Survivors during the Apostolic Journey of His Holiness Pope Francis to Canada this week. “Survivors and the families of those we have lost through the Residential School system will face a wide range of emotions this…

NAN Executive Express Condolences Following Passing of Local CBC Reporter Jody Porter

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Derek Fox, on behalf of the NAN Executive Council, expresses heartfelt condolences on the passing of Jody Porter, a well-known and well-respected journalist at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: “Jody was relentless in her pursuit of truth and accountability. She produced award-winning journalism that revealed injustices faced by First Nations…