News Releases

NAN Calls on Ontario to Declare State of Emergency as Fires Threaten More Communities

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler is calling on the Government of Ontario to declare a State of Emergency to trigger an immediate response to assist remote First Nations communities threatened by forest fires raging across northern Ontario. “This situation is worsening by the hour. Three of our communities have…

NAN Mourns Passing of Former Missanabie Cree First Nation Chief John Fletcher

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Acting Grand Chief Walter Naveau, on behalf of the Executive Council, expresses heartfelt condolences following the passing of former NAN Chief John Fletcher, 92, of Missanabie Cree First Nation: “On behalf of Nishnawbe Aski Nation, I send our love and prayers to John’s wife Hazel, his family and…

NAN Oshkaatisak Council to Wear Orange & Spread Awareness, not celebrate on Canada Day

THUNDER BAY, ON: The Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Oshkaatisak (All Young People’s) Council will not acknowledge Canada Day this week, choosing instead to wear orange and spread awareness about the shameful history of Indian Residential Schools and the devastating legacy that continues today. “The Oshkaatisak Council is deeply saddened that the recent discovery of the…