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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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HERB GRAY PARKWAY TRAIL OPENING

Walpole Island Chief Dan Miskokomon and Council Members attended the Opening of the Herb Gray Parkway Trail in Windsor on November 9, 2016. The new, 17-kilometre multi-use trail is the first trail that has been incorporated into a major provincial highway project in Ontario. Steven Del Duca, Ontario Minister of Transportation, was accompanied by Drew […]

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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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Chippewas of the Thames protest pipeline

The pipeline snakes across the forested plain, east from a place called Aamjiwnaang and on through the land that Myeengun Henry says has never been surrendered. He said his nation, the Chippewas of the Thames, didn’t consent to the pipeline’s construction in the first place, 40 years ago. And when Enbridge, the pipeline owner, wanted […]

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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 […]