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MATAWA FIRST NATIONS SOUND THE ALARM ON THE LACK OF 2020/2021 SUPPLEMENTARY FUNDING TO MAKE SCHOOLS SAFE IN THE COVID-19 GLOBAL PANDEMIC

MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday, July 1, 2020 For Immediate Release MATAWA FIRST NATIONS SOUND THE ALARM ON THE LACK OF 2020/2021 SUPPLEMENTARY FUNDING TO MAKE SCHOOLS SAFE IN THE COVID-19 GLOBAL PANDEMIC Thunder Bay, ON– Recognizing that the COVID-19 global pandemic has caused significant disruption to First Nations in the 2019/2020 academic year, and will continue […]

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MATAWA FIRST NATIONS MANAGEMENT PURCHASE FORMER DAWSON COURT HOME FOR THE AGED FOR RE-DEVELOPING AS A MATAWA TRAINING AND WELLNESS CENTRE

MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday, June 24, 2020 For Immediate Release MATAWA FIRST NATIONS MANAGEMENT PURCHASE FORMER DAWSON COURT HOME FOR THE AGED FOR RE-DEVELOPING AS A MATAWA TRAINING AND WELLNESS CENTRE Thunder Bay, ON– Matawa First Nations Management (MFNM) are pleased to announce the finalization of the purchase of the former Dawson Court. MFNM began looking […]

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NIBINAMIK FIRST NATION DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO FAILING DIESEL GENERATING SYSTEM AMID COVID-19 GLOBAL PANDEMIC

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday, May 14, 2020 For Immediate Release NIBINAMIK FIRST NATION DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO FAILING DIESEL GENERATING SYSTEM AMID COVID-19 GLOBAL PANDEMIC Summer Beaver, ON: Responding to a failing diesel generating system in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic—Ninamik First Nation Chief Sheldon Oskineegish and Council have declared a State […]

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ONE-MONTH INTO COVID-19 GLOBAL PANDEMIC—MATAWA FIRST NATIONS ARE STRUGGLING TO RESPOND DUE TO LIMITATIONS BEFORE THEM

MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday, April 15, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ONE-MONTH INTO COVID-19 GLOBAL PANDEMIC—MATAWA FIRST NATIONS ARE STRUGGLING TO RESPOND DUE TO LIMITATIONS BEFORE THEM Thunder Bay, ON—One month into the first wave of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the nine (9) Matawa First Nations are struggling to respond as they are forced to implement quickly […]

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RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC – WEEK 1

COMMUNITY UPDATE Friday, March 20, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC – WEEK 1 Thunder Bay, Ontario – With the COVID-19 pandemic being declared by international, federal and provincial bodies as a ‘global health and societal emergency,’ and with some of our member First Nations declaring the pandemic as a State of Emergency […]

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MATAWA EDUCATION HOST 13TH ANNUAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE

MEDIA ADVISORY Tuesday, March 10, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MATAWA EDUCATION HOST 13TH ANNUAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE THUNDER BAY, ON: Matawa Education, in partnership with Keewaytinook Okimakanak Board of Education (KOBE) will host the 13th Annual Matawa Education Conference from March 11 – 12 this week at the Valhalla Inn in the traditional territory of Fort […]

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MATAWA FIRST NATIONS FORGE NEW PATH FORWARD LOOKING TO MAJOR COMPANIES TO ASSIST IN CONTROLLING DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE

MEDIA ADVISORY Monday, March 2, 2020  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MATAWA FIRST NATIONS FORGE NEW WAY FORWARD LOOKING TO MAJOR COMPANIES TO ASSIST IN CONTROLLING DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE [Toronto, ON:] – Chiefs of the Matawa First Nations in Northern Ontario announced Monday they are creating a New Way Forward in developing community infrastructure in their […]

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MATAWA FIRST NATIONS TO ANNOUNCE THEY ARE ‘FORGING A NEW PATH FORWARD’ ON COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE AT PROSPECTORS & DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA’S 2020 CONVENTION

MEDIA ADVISORY Sunday, March 1, 2020  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MATAWA FIRST NATIONS TO ANNOUNCE THEY ARE ‘FORGING A NEW PATH FORWARD’ ON COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE AT PROSPECTORS & DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA’S 2020 CONVENTION TORONTO, ON: Matawa First Nations Chiefs Council will be hosting a news conference at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) […]

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CERTAINTY FROM FIRST NATIONS IS THE KEY TO THE EMERGING NORTHERN ECONOMY: MATAWA FIRST NATIONS TO THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT’S STANDING COMMITTEE ON FINANCE AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday January 21, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CERTAINTY FROM FIRST NATIONS IS THE KEY TO THE EMERGING NORTHERN ECONOMY: MATAWA FIRST NATIONS TO THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT’S STANDING COMMITTEE ON FINANCE AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS THUNDER BAY, ON: – Today, the Chiefs of the Matawa First Nations (MFN) presented to the Ontario Standing Committee on […]

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