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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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MATAWA FIRST NATIONS PRESENT CONCERNS ON BILL 132: FIRST NATIONS ARE THE ‘INVESTORS OF CERTAINTY’ IN DEVELOPMENT

MEDIA RELEASE Monday, November 25, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MATAWA FIRST NATIONS PRESENT CONCERNS ON BILL 132: FIRST NATIONS ARE THE ‘INVESTORS OF CERTAINTY’ IN DEVELOPMENT TORONTO, ON: – Today, the Chiefs of the Matawa First Nations (MFN) presented to the Ontario Standing Committee on General Government (SC-GG) regarding Bill 132, also known as ‘An […]

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MATAWA FIRST NATIONS STATEMENT ON HIDDEN MINING ACT PROVISIONS IN THE PROPOSED ‘BETTER FOR PEOPLE, SMARTER FOR BUSINESS ACT’

MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday, November 6, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MATAWA FIRST NATIONS STATEMENT ON HIDDEN MINING ACT AMENDMENTS IN THE PROPOSED ‘BETTER FOR PEOPLE, SMARTER FOR BUSINESS ACT’ THUNDER BAY, ON: – Today, the Chiefs of the nine Matawa First Nations (MFN) released the following statement in response to the Government of Ontario’s newly proposed […]

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MATAWA FNs WELCOME PROVINCIAL INVESTMENTS FOR BROADBAND COMMS INFRASTRUCTURE ENABLING NEXT GENERATION/FIRST MILE INTERNET TECHNOLOGY TO BE ESTABLISHED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN REMOTE COMMUNITIES

THUNDER BAY, ON: Matawa First Nations today welcomed provincial investments for the Rapid Lynx broadband project as announced by Premier Doug Ford, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs and Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure. The investment of $30 million is provided through the Ontario’s Broadband and Cellular […]

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NESKANTAGA FIRST NATION PROVIDE CLARIFICATION ON WHERE PUBLIC DONATIONS CAN BE MADE AS THEY SELF-EVACUATE DUE TO THE WATER CRISIS

Neskantaga First Nation today clarified that, they have not been approached by, nor have endorsed, the GoFundMe online fundraising campaign created on September 15, 2019 entitled “Neskantaga Water Crisis.” They are urging the public to reconsider their donations to this crowd funding platform. Instead, they are inviting the public to donate to the Gathering of […]

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