Net News Ledger – July 5, 2018

“They are going to go home with a lot of valuable knowledge and with a lot of good memories,” said Captain John McNeil. The camp is held in the bush on Springwater Lake, 50 kilometres north of Geraldton, and will provide a week of advanced training for an anticipated 164 Junior Rangers from 21 remote and isolated Cree, Oji-Cree and Ojibway First Nation communities,  most of them without year-round road access. The camp stresses safety on the land and water and in personal lifestyles and has been held annually since 2000


Indigenous Stories Beyond Borders

CBC News – July 4, 2018

The Museum of History is asking Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Métis people to share stories of their experiences outside the country.


Student Aims to Map Indigenous History of Land in Edmonton’s Proposed Annexation

CBC News – July 4, 2018 

“The main goal is just getting the idea out there early that there’s more than 150 years of heritage in Edmonton and I think we sometimes forget that, that people have been here an awful lot longer than that,” Gadd said.  h



Wikwemikong High Students Showcase Art Based on Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action

The Manitoulin Expositor – July 4, 2018 

Addressing call to action number 74, in which the TRC calls “upon the federal government to work with the churches and Aboriginal community leaders to inform the families of children who died at residential schools of the child’s burial location, and to respond to families’ wishes for appropriate commemoration ceremonies and markers and reburial in home communities where requested,” Ian Dokum created a monument and memorial garden for the children who never made it home, incorporating elements of the medicine wheel.


Learn Cross-Cultural Connections with the Land at Daylong Seminar in Lanark

Inside Ottawa Valley – July 3, 2018 

Have you wondered how you might contribute in a meaningful way to the Truth and Reconciliation process with Indigenous people in your own community? On July 21, you will have an opportunity to both participate in an unusual learning experience and make a concrete difference to the life of Indigenous youth here in Lanark County. 


Tottenham Artist Creates Sculpture with Remote First Nation Schoolchildren

Simcoe News – July 3, 2018 

“Nothing went as planned or as expected with this trip, but everything turned out beautifully,” Rosati said. She worked with students from the new Eenchokay Birchstick School there to create an eagle sculpture for a powwow celebration.


Chief Stevenson Visits Algoma U and Joins Walk for Children’s Mental Health

Sault Online – June 28, 2018 

The Sault Ste. Marie Police Service is continuing to work in partnership with Algoma University and our indigenous partners to develop and implement programs and training that will assist our officers in better serving our community. 


Art Gallery of Ontario to Unveil Cross-Cultural Indigenous and Canadian Art Centre

Ottawa Citizen – June 28, 2018 

Georgiana Uhlyarik and Wanda Nanibush said they sat in a park last fall and sketched out a vision for a collection that would break from institutional custom not only in its display, but its conception of Indigenous-Canadian artistic relations.


Archeologist Group Uncovers Old Buildings in Assumption Park

CBC News – June 28, 2018 

WEDig member Maria Cioppa is a professor in the department of earth and environmental sciences at the University of Windsor. She said the findings of the survey, which took place June 16 and 17, have been beyond her wildest dreams. “We actually found a couple of buildings, directly across from the church. We found a fairly large one and then a smaller one next to it. We found evidence of something,” Cioppa said. 


Children’s Services Hopes to End Painful History with Indigenous Families Through Education

Toronto Star – June 27, 2018 

Taking part in a blanket exercise, participants struggled to maintain their footing as the blankets they stood upon were systematically pulled away, symbolizing the effect colonization had on the Indigenous people of Canada. The exercise was a demonstration of some of the experiential training all Children’s Services staff will undergo as part of a new Indigenous Cultural Understanding Framework.


First Nation Leaders Elect New Ontario Regional Chief

My North Bay Now – June 27, 2018

The final round of voting in the traditional stand-up election saw Archibald with 67 votes, incumbent Day with 36 votes and Ava Hill with 13 votes. Day was going after his third term as Regional Chief. The election took place at the annual All Ontario Chiefs’ Conference at the Nipissing First Nation Wednesday morning.


Matawa Learning Centre says More Eyes on City Watercourses Have Saved Lives

CBC News – June 27, 2018 

That comes as the principal at one Indigenous education organization in Thunder Bay told city council that the increased attention by police and other city staff to the rivers likely saved at least seven of his students’ lives over the past two years.