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BKEJWANONG KINOMAAGEWGAMIG GRADE 8 STUDENT INSPIRES FOOD BANK DRIVE

Students at Bkejwanong Kinomaagewgamig collected 1547 items for the Social Services Food Bank.  Grade 8 student Noodin Miskokomon inspired his fellow students to participate in the food bank drive. “You just feel good when you know that you are helping somebody,” says Noodin, “I felt really great when this started and how many goods we’ve […]

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Caldwell First Nation shares housing concerns after deadly Oneida fire

The Caldwell First Nation is sharing concerns about what’s being called a crisis in housing on reserves after a fire killed five family members near London, Ont. last week. Louise Hillier is the chief of the First Nation which is trying to establish its first reserve in Leamington. She’s concerned the government won’t provide the nation with […]

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First Nation chief included in warden’s election ceremony for first time

Aamjiwnaang First Nation Chief Joanne Rogers continues to break new ground. On Wednesday, Rogers – who became the first female chief of Aamjiwnaang First Nation this summer – also became the first local chief to preside over a warden’s election in the 168-year history of Lambton County. “We searched the records and we couldn’t find […]

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Chippewas of the Thames is headed to Canada’s highest court to fight the Line 9 oil-flow reversal

Bolstered by the support of an international environmental group, a London-area First Nation is calling on all Canadians to join its campaign against energy giant Enbridge’s plan to reverse the flow of oil in the Line 9B pipeline. The Chippewas of the Thames First Nation is headed to the Supreme Court of Canada this month […]

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Young activist is on the front lines of First Nations’ fight against pipelines

Vanessa Gray’s hand shakes as she talks about the prison sentence dangling over her head. The 23-year-old activist says she’s “a little scared,” but also hopeful she won’t be convicted of mischief endangering life when her case goes to trial next year. Crown prosecutors charged Gray and two others last December after they allegedly sabotaged a […]

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Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Flag Raised at London City Hall to Commemorate the 220th Anniversary of the London Township Treaty

LONDON, ON (September 7, 2016)–Chief Leslee White-Eye was on-hand this morning to raise the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation’s flag at London City Hall to commemorate the 220th anniversary of the London Township Treaty. This event is significant.  This morning’s flag raising acknowledges London and Chippewas’ shared history and will educate the public on […]