Archive : ' First Nations'

Nature Sighting: Barred Owl

A barred owl rests on the branch of a birch tree. Better known as the hoot owl for its distinctive call, this native North American bird also goes by eight hooter, rain owl, wood owl, and [...]

Truth and Reconciliation: with Desta Buswa

BY LINDSAY BRISCOE Earlier this month, thousands of Canadians participated in the Walk for Reconciliation that crossed Victoria Island and passed Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The walk was organized by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) [...]

Government taking First Nations to court over transparency law

BY LINDSAY BRISCOE Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) Minister Bernard Valcourt announced on Dec. 8 that the federal government is taking court action against five First Nations that have not complied with the First [...]

Local business owner fights for First Nations’ education, employment

BY CLAIRE CUDAHY Helping Aboriginal students succeed in apprenticeships and postsecondary education was the topic of discussion for Anderson Electric owner Ken Anderson at the community report meeting for Confederation College last week. “At one time [...]

Santa Claus Flies Wasaya

BY HEATHER COLLINS Wasaya Airlines recently held its annual “Turkey Run,” when the company flies Santa Claus himself to several remote First Nation communities to deliver turkeys and other goodies to places where they’re often both [...]