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NAN Joins Family, Community Mourning Loss of Child from House Fire in Weenusk First Nation

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum and the Executive Council are mourning the loss of a 10-year-old girl from a fatal house fire in Weenusk First Nation (Peawanuck) over the weekend:  “Our prayers have been with the family, first responders, and the entire Peawanuck community since we learned…

TBPS Chief Avoids Accountability by Retiring before Answering to Misconduct Allegations

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum has expressed grave concern as the suspended Chief of the Thunder Bay Police Service will avoid accountability by retiring before answering to allegations of professional misconduct: “I am extremely disappointed that Chief Hauth will not have to answer to the allegations against…

NAN Supports Calls for Action on MMIWG

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum supports Indigenous families and leaders across Canada who are calling for action on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people: “I acknowledge all women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people who have gone missing or have been taken from us through…

Residential School Survivors Seek Justice for Canada’s Failure through International Commission

OTTAWA, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum has reaffirmed NAN’s commitment to seeking justice for Indian Residential School Survivors following the passing of an Assembly of First Nations resolution calling for the establishment of an independent international commission to examine how Survivors were failed by the Indian Residential School Settlement…
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