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MATAWA CHIEFS COUNCIL REJECTS THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT BILL 197 CROWN TACTICS TO ‘TAKE UP THE LAND’ AND ACCESS THE RESOURCES AND WEALTH OF THE NORTH

MEDIA RELEASE Friday, August 28, 2020 For Immediate Release MATAWA CHIEFS COUNCIL REJECTS THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT BILL 197 CROWN TACTICS TO ‘TAKE UP THE LAND’ AND ACCESS THE RESOURCES AND WEALTH OF THE NORTH Thunder Bay, ON– Following the passing of Bill 197 – Ontario’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Act on July 21, 2020 which has […]

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EABAMETOONG FIRST NATION DECLARES FOREST FIRE AND SMOKE EMERGENCY

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday, August 11, 2020 For Immediate Release EABAMETOONG FIRST NATION DECLARES FOREST FIRE AND SMOKE EMERGENCY THUNDER BAY, ON: – Late this afternoon the Chief and Council of Eabametoong First Nation have officially declared a forest fire and smoke emergency due to the current situation in the remote First Nation community. With the […]

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MATAWA FIRST NATIONS COMPLETE COSTING FOR 2020/2021 SUPPLEMENTARY FUNDING TO MAKE SCHOOLS SAFE IN THE COVID-19 GLOBAL PANDEMIC

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday, July 23, 2020 For Immediate Release MATAWA FIRST NATIONS COMPLETE COSTING FOR 2020/2021 SUPPLEMENTARY FUNDING TO MAKE SCHOOLS SAFE IN THE COVID-19 GLOBAL PANDEMIC THUNDER BAY, ON – Further to a July 1, 2020 announcement sounding the alarm on the lack of 2020/2021 supplementary funding to make schools on First Nations safe […]

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LONG LAKE #58 FIRST NATION SUCCESSFUL IN SECURING ADDITIONAL LAND THROUGH CROWN-INDIGENOUS RELATIONS AND NORTHERN AFFAIRS CANADA PROCESS

MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday, July 22, 2020 For Immediate Release LONG LAKE #58 FIRST NATION SUCCESSFUL IN SECURING ADDITIONAL LAND THROUGH CROWN-INDIGENOUS RELATIONS AND NORTHERN AFFAIRS CANADA PROCESS Longlac, ON – Long Lake #58 First Nation is pleased to announce success in securing additional land through the federal Additions to Reserve policy, in conjunction with its […]

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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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