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Remote Northern Hospital Fights for Promised Federal Funding for new Health Campus

(Toronto, ON, May 27, 2024) – Today, Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Lynne Innes, was joined by National Chief Cindy Woodhouse Nepinak, Assembly of First Nations (AFN); Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN); Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare, Chiefs of Ontario, and Grand Chief Leo Friday, Mushkegowuk Council,…

NAN Stands with Chiefs of Ontario, Manitoba Métis Federation against MNO and Bill C-53

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler has issued the following statement supporting unified opposition to the Métis Nation of Ontario and Bill C-53 announced today by Chiefs of Ontario (COO) and the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) during the 2024 Indigenous Identity Fraud Summit in Winnipeg:  “We fully support the position…

NAN Statement as Criminal Charges Laid Against Former Thunder Bay Police Chief, Lawyer

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum have issued this response to criminal charges brought against former Thunder Bay Police Chief Sylvie Hauth and former Thunder Bay Police Service legal counsel: “For years we have expressed serious concerns with the Thunder Bay Police Service…

Auditor General Report Confirms Canada Must Change Approach to First Nations Housing

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler says that this week’s report by Canada’s Auditor General that the federal government is failing to meet housing commitments to First Nations confirms that Canada must change its approach to housing. “This Report confirms our own research that the federal government’s approach to First…
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