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First Nations lead protest against pollution in Ontario’s Chemical Valley

Hundreds of climate activists marched in a ‘Toxic Tour’ through a bleak industrial landscape on the edge of Ontario that is a frontline in Canada’s climate wars. They were gathered to support the tiny Aamjiwnaang First Nation, whose traditional territory lies near an area known as “Chemical Valley” — a 15 square-mile area in Sarnia, […]

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Future engineers have fun at Aamjiwnaang First Nation camp

Simulated earthquakes, levitating water balloons and an opportunity to play with electrical circuits.  Not exactly your typical day at summer camp. But for a group of 23 Aamjiwnaang First Nation students, that’s exactly what their five days of camp looked like as they channeled their inner engineers while learning about science, technology, engineering and math […]

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MINO-GIIZHGAD (GREAT DAY) FOR BKEJWANONG CHILDREN’S CENTRE’S ANISHNAABE GIIZHGAD MANIDING (ABORIGINAL DAY PARADE)

Binoojiyag (children) from the Bkejwanong Children’s Centre and Elementary School, were joined by members of the community who lined the streets this morning to watch the parade in celebration of National Aboriginal Day (June 21st). Programs and departments dressed up, decorated their trucks, cars, vans, buses, boats, golf carts, fire trucks, and heavy machinery as […]

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Red Dresses Demand Inquiry (Gallery)

Red dresses hanging from the trees outside the Caldwell First Nations office in Leamington are a cry for a national public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women. Liberal MP and Aboriginal Affairs Critic Carolyn Bennett recently viewed the exhibit. She stresses the need for the government to allow the inquiry. “What was 8% of […]

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Tensions rise over First Nation’s use of beach near scene of Ipperwash crisis

Cooler heads should prevail and upper levels of government must step in after a First Nation in southwestern Ontario tore down barriers and began driving along a stretch of beach near the site of the 1995 Ipperwash crisis, the local mayor said Sunday. Kettle and Stony Point First Nation took down the gates blocking vehicle […]

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HONOUR, RESPECT, AND REMEMBER

That was exactly the message portrayed by the Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Bkejwanong Children’s Centre on November 10th. Community members and visitors joined students and staff from the Bkejwanong Children’s Centre (BCC), Walpole Island Elementary School (WIES), and Wallaceburg District Secondary School (WDSS) to honour veterans and soldiers. All were welcomed to express […]

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WIFN LIBRARY RECEIVES DONATION

The Bkejwanong Library will soon see improvements thanks to a $10,000 donation from Sun Canadian Pipe Line’s Community Support Program. These funds will help the library enhance its technology, health and safety, building maintenance, and library collection. Librarian Anne Fournier welcomed Tony Waters from Sun Canadian Pipe Line and presented Mr. Waters with gifts and […]