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MATAWA CHIEFS CALL FOR IMPROVEMENT IN SOLVING HOMICIDE CASES AS WEBEQUIE FIRST NATION LOSES 2ND YOUTH IN THUNDER BAY ON THE EVE OF THE OIPRD SYSTEMIC REVIEW

THUNDER BAY, ON: The Matawa Chiefs today called for improvement in the Thunder Bay Police Services (TBPS) record in solving homicide cases involving Indigenous peoples as Webequie First Nation loses their 2nd youth in Thunder Bay. The Matawa Chiefs—responding to the deaths of 15 year-old Jordan Wabasse whose body was discovered in the Kaministiqua River […]

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MATAWA EDUCATION AND CARE CENTRE CELEBRATES THE PHASE ONE OPENING

THUNDER BAY, ON: The Matawa Education and Care Centre (MECC) will be hosting a celebration ceremony and luncheon on December 12th at 11:00 a.m. at their location at 200 Lillie Street North. The Matawa Education and Care Centre staff and students are welcoming their neighbors, colleagues, partners and friends to an opening celebration. “It is […]

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MATAWA CHIEFS COUNCIL ISSUE STATEMENT ON EXCESSIVE USE OF FORCE ON MATAWA EDUCATION AND CARE CENTRE STUDENT

THUNDER BAY, ON: Responding to an incident caught on video that occurred on Saturday, December 1st that appeared to show a female Uniform Patrol Officer of the Thunder Bay Police Service (TBPS) striking a student of the Matawa Education and Care Centre while restrained in a Superior North EMS stretcher—the Matawa Chiefs Council offered the […]

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KIIKENOMAGA KIKENJIGEWEN EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING SERVICES STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN ORANGE SHIRT DAY, ACKNOWLEDGING RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL LEGACY

THUNDER BAY, ON: Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment and Training Services (KKETS) announced today that from 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST they participated in an Aboriginal Skills Advancement Program (ASAP) Orange Shirt Day Walk acknowledging the residential school legacy they experience as Indigenous Peoples. KKETS teachers and staff were joined by approximately 81 students of the ASAP […]

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KIIKENOMAGA KIKENJIGEWEN EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING SERVICES (KKETS) STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN ORANGE SHIRT DAY ACKNOWLEDGING RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL LEGACY

THUNDER BAY, ON – Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment & Training Services (KKETS) Aboriginal Skills Advancement Program (ASAP) will host an Orange Shirt Day Walk on September 28, 2018 in Thunder Bay in the traditional territory of Fort William First Nation to acknowledge the legacy of Indian Residential Schools. KKETS teachers and staff will be joined by […]

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MATAWA FIRST NATIONS MANAGEMENT STATEMENT ON REMOVAL OF REGIONAL FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT LEAD-NEGOTIATOR FOR ONTARIO UNDER NEW PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT

THUNDER BAY, ON: David Paul Achneepineskum, CEO of Matawa First Nations Management (MFNM) has issued the following statement on behalf of the nine Matawa First Nations regarding the removal of Frank Iacobucci who has acted as the lead-negotiator for Ontario in the Regional Framework Agreement process: “On the removal of Mr. Iacobucci as lead-negotiator for […]

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KIIKENOMAGA KIKENJIGEWEN EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING SERVICES AND LABOURERS’ INTERNATIONAL UNION OF AMERICA, LOCAL UNION 607 SIGN COOPERATION AGREEMENT

THUNDER BAY, ON: Joe Baxter, Board President of Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment & Training Services (KKETS) and Terry Varga, Business Manager of the Labourers’ International Union of America, Local Union 607 (“LiUNA Local 607”) today announced the signing of a Cooperation Agreement (“Agreement”) committing to work to work together on economic/employment development strategies to develop Indigenous […]

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