Media Releases


March 28 – Aroland, Eabametoong & Marten Falls First Nations Sign Historic Forest Agreement with Ontario Bringing Economic Opportunities to the Greenstone Region

March 8 – KKETS Host Graduation of 5th Cohort of Students on International Women’s Day

March 7 – ADVISORY – KKETS Host Graduation of 5th Cohort of Students Celebrating Women Grads on International Women’s Day

March 5 – Matawa First Nations Attend PDAC 2018 in Toronto Set to Revolutionize Energy in Canadian Mines

March 5 – ADVISORY – Matawa First Nations Management to Host 11th Annual Education Conference

February 14 – National First: Remote First Nations Residency Stream – NOSM, Matawa and Eabametoong FN Create a Unique Family Medicine Residency Opportunity for Medical School Graduates

February 5 – Matawa First Nations Host Community Sessions to Develop 20-Year Regional Tourism Strategic Plan


December 18 – Matawa FNs Welcome Federal Investments for Renewable Energy Readiness Assessment Project

November 2 – Matawa FNs Join First Mile Connectivity Consortium Supporting their Fibre-to-the-Home High-Speed Broadband Project

October 6 – Matawa FNs Welcome Required Federal and Provincial Investments to Proceed with State of the Art Fibre-to-the-Home High-Speed Broadband Internet

September 14 – Innovative Collaboration Between Matawa, CESO and Rise Asset Development Set to Roll Out Business Week in First Nations

September 14 – ADVISORY – Matawa Education & Care Centre Host Neighbourhood BBQ

September 6 – Agoke Dev’t Ltd Partnership to Develop 10-Year Ogoki Forest Management Plan and Begin Talks w Ontario on an Interim Arrangement

August 29 – City of Thunder Bay & MFNM Move Forward with Transitioning Surplus Municipal Property into a Matawa Student Education and Care Centre Following Council Decision

July 6 – ADVISORY LPEC and KKETS Complete Driver’s Licensing Project for Remote Matawa First Nations

June 26 – ADVISORY (on behalf of Long Lake #58 First Nation) – Walkers Complete Highway 11 Route, Begin Highway 17 Route on 322 KM Healing Walk for all First Nations & Communities

June 21 – Matawa Learning Centre Provides 1st Annual Report on the Follow-Up to Jury Recommendations in Inquest into the Death of Seven First Nations Youth

June 9 – Agoke Dev’t Limited Partnership Call for Support for Interim Management of the Ogoki Forest

June 8 – ADVISORY – Agoke Dev’t Limited Partnership to Announce Business Plan on Interim Management of Ogoki Forest

May 19 – Matawa FNs Offer Condolences to the Begg and Keeash Families and Urge MLC Students to Exercise Caution in the city of Thunder Bay

May 15 – ADVISORY – MFNM Kick off Business Support Program (BSP) as Part of the Ontario Poverty Reduction Fund and May 2017 Matawa BSP Backgrounder

May 5 – Matawa First Nations Congratulate Eric Shewaybick on DAREArts 2017 Leadership Award

March 22 – KKETS Celebrate Graduation of 4th Cohort of Students

March 21 – ADVISORY – KKETS Host Graduation of 4th Cohort of Students

March 16 (on behalf of Neskantaga First Nation) Family of Sherman Quisses & Neskantaga FN Seeking Justice in Application for Stay of First Degree Murder Charge

March 8 – ADVISORY – Matawa FNM Host 10th Annual Education Conference

March 7 – Matawa FNs Congratulate Peter Moses on PDAC Skookum Jim Award

March 6 – Matawa Media Statement on Attending PDAC

February 6 – LPEC and KKETS Roll-Out New Driver’s Licensing Project for Remote Matawa First Nations

January 27 – ADVISORY – Matawa Learning Centre Kicks off Hockey for Development Week

January 17 – Matawa First Nations Commence Talks with Government Officials on New Federal Broadband Funding and Move Forward with Establishing a Teleco


October 18 – Matawa First Nations Host an Inter-denominational Faith Event to Address Racism in Thunder Bay

October 17 – ADVISORY Matawa to Host Inter-denominational Faith Event to Address Racism in Thunder Bay

September 23 – Matawa First Nations Kick Off First Fundraising Event for the Gathering of Rivers for Community Care Charity – GRCC Brochure

September 15 – Matawa First Natins Seek Commitment on Construction of Broadband Fibre Optics Network to Eliminate the Digital Divide

June 28 – Matawa First Nations and Matawa Learning Centre Welcome Jury Verdict in Inquest into the Death of Seven NAN Youth

June 1 – ADVISORY Matawa First Nations Join Bowmanville Rotary Club in Post Secondary Graduation and Awards Banquet

May 23 – ADVISORY (on behalf of Nibinamik First Nation) Nibinamik First Nation to Welcome David Suzuki in Community Visit

May 2 – Matawa First Nations Kick-Off 1st Annual ‘Power to the People’ Energy Conference

February 29 – Matawa Applauds Webequie First Nation Members on Completion of 1,000 km Walk to Raise Awareness on First Nation Health Inequities

March 3 – Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment & Training Services (KKETS) Celebrate Graduation of 3rd Cohort of Students

April 13 – ADVISORY (on behalf of Neskantaga First Nation) Neskantaga First Nation to Welcome Hon. Carolyn Bennett in Community Visit

April 6 – Response to Ontario Tripartite Joint Action Table on First Nation Health Crisis/State of Emergency

March 21 – Matawa First Nations Demand Full Support for Broadband Connectivity in Advance of Federal Budget 2016


Aroland, Eabametoong and Marten Falls Move Forward with Agreement for Ogoki Forest

Matawa Chiefs Oppose Nortont’s Purchase of Cliffs Assets and Lack of Engagement On Environmental Assessment

KKETS Students of ASAP and RoFATA Celebrate at Graduation Ceremonies

Oct 21 – Matawa Chiefs Look Forward to Fulfilling of Commitments by New Federal Government, Encouraged by Indigenous Vote

November 6 – Matawa First Nations and First Peoples Worldwide Complete Inaugural Shareholder Advocacy Leadership Training


Toys for the North Annual Initiative Donates 837 Toys to the Matawa Communities

Matawa Communities look to Strengthen Telecommunications Infrastructure with Broadband Development Project

Matawa First Nations Congratulate Tsilhqot’in Nation

Ontario and Matawa Member First Nations Celebrate Historic Framework for Negotiations on the Ring of Fire

Framework Signed, Chiefs to work with Ontario on RoF

KKETS ASAPP Holds Graduation on April 4 2014


KKETS June Grad 2013 

National Chief Shawn Atleo to Attend Matawa Fisrt Nation Management Back to Our Roots Gathering

Matawa First Nations Give Support for the Idle No More Movement

Matawa Chiefs Council Make it Official Bob Rae to be First Nations’ Negotiator For Ring of Fire Negotiations With Ontario

Matawa Chiefs Council Calls On the Crown Attorney to Appeal the Verdict in the case of OPP Constable Bellefeuille

Chilean Indigenous Representatives Meet with Matawa Chiefs

A Win for Matawa First Nations _ Canada and Cliffs Lose Decision on Motions in Legal Proceeding


Media Releases 2011-2012


Media Releases 2010-2011