News Releases

NAN Welcomes Landmark Decision Ordering Canada to Pay Capital Costs for Child Welfare

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Bobby Narcisse welcomes a landmark interim decision released by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT/Tribunal) today ordering the Government of Canada to pay the actual costs of capital purchases and/or constructions required to deliver child welfare services in First Nations communities. “Today’s ruling is another…

Wunnumin Lake Leaders Call for Assistance Following Tragedies in Remote Community

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Derek Fox supports a plea for assistance issued today by Wunnumin Lake First Nation Chief Sam Mamakwa following a series of tragedies in the remote community. “Our community is under risk management to maintain community stability, but we require immediate and longer-term support to help us…

NAN Offers Condolences after Passing of CBC Thunder Bay Radio Morning Show host Lisa Laco

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Derek Fox, on behalf of the Executive Council, expresses heartfelt condolences on the passing of recently retired and much-loved CBC Superior Morning host Lisa Laco: “We send our deepest condolences to Lisa’s family, friends, and all of her colleagues at CBC Thunder Bay as our dear…

NAN Women’s Council Celebrates National Chief Archibald as Trailblazer for Indigenous Women

THUNDER BAY, ON: The Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Women’s Council celebrates Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald, of Taykwa Tagamou Nation, as trailblazer for Indigenous women and girls: “The NAN Women’s Council wish to extend our joyous and heartfelt congratulations to RoseAnne Archibald, the Kitche ogimakanikwe, National Chief of the Assembly of First…