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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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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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