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NAN Commemorates Anniversary of Pikangikum House Fire with Progress Report on Fire Safety

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler commemorates the fifth anniversary of a tragic house fire in Pikangikum First Nation with the launch today of a five-year progress report on NAN’s efforts to improve fire safety in all NAN First Nations communities.“Today we honour the brief life of Amber Strang and…

Canada Continues to Shred the Rights of St. Ann’s Survivors

Treaty No.9, Fort Albany First Nation, Ontario…The survivors of St. Anne’s Residential school are rejecting Ottawa’s independent review outright. The survivors are currently in a legal process and any interference from Canada with their legal fight in seeking justice is inappropriate. Survivor and Board member of Peetabeck Keway Keykaywin Association (PKKA), Greg Spence has maintained…

NAN Celebrates Signing of Relationship Accords to Improve Health Care across NAN Territory

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler joined with First Nations leaders and health care providers to celebrate the signing of Relationship Accords during NAN’s Virtual Chiefs Assembly on Health Transformation & Governance today. “We are grateful that these dedicated experts are committed to working with us and our communities in…

NAN Celebrates Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund’s $50-million Milestone

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Jason Smallboy, on behalf of the Executive Council, joined with First Nation leaders today to celebrate Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund’s (NADF) milestone achievement of reaching $50 million in disbursed loans as of February 2, 2021. “This is an incredible milestone and I congratulate everyone at…