The Significance of the Winter Solstice to the Missanabie Cree First Nation

This week, I had the opportunity to sit and talk with Missanabie Cree First Nation (MCFN)’s Elder/Youth Coordinator, Jackie Fletcher. She was kind enough...

Inuk woman with liver disease improves but family hopes for wider policy change

TORONTO — The family of an Inuk woman struggling with acute liver failure is expressing optimism about her improving condition, while urging the rapid...

Bennett mum as chiefs call on Ottawa to replace Buller at helm of MMIW...

OTTAWA — Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett is keeping mum on a call by First Nations chiefs for the ouster of the head of the inquiry into...

Cost of bringing First Nations water systems up to snuff could total $3.2B: PBO

OTTAWA — The parliamentary budget officer estimates it will cost at least $3.2 billion in capital investment to bring First Nations water systems up...

Health Canada branch shipped to new Indigenous Services Department

OTTAWA — Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott has officially been given responsibility for overseeing the delivery of First Nations and Inuit health services. The federal...

Tears flow at Thunder Bay hearing for missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry

A grieving mother, clutching a feather gifted to her by an elder, wiped back tears on Monday as she recounted the torment of losing her daughter...

A Student’s Struggle in the North

(Photo credit from Brendan Sutherland) The following is a direct story as told by Brendan Sutherland, Hearst native and current student in Sault Ste Marie,...

When Art History Takes to the Rails

(Photo credit from Group of Seven) This article was written in conjunction with the Coalition for Algoma Passenger Train (CAPT)’s Linda Savory-Gordon, who has been...
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The Significance of National Aboriginal Veterans Day

While November 11th is an integral day for our nation to take the time to remember the sacrifices made by so many brave men...

The Heartbreaking – and Uplifting – History of Passenger Rail in the North

(Photo credit from CAPT) In 1914, just over 100 years ago, passenger train service was completed from Sault Ste. Marie to Hearst for the very...