FEDNOR Contribution Acknowledgement & Thanks

I need to acknowledge the long and hard work that has been put into this project over the years, special acknowledgement to my former council members Merv Copenace, Roberta Jameson, and Martina Strong for their contributions along the way. My council Fabian Blackhawk, Ted Perrault, Bernice Major, and Reno Cameron for their continued commitment.

Investing in economic development in Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation

Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation) April 15, 2019 – The Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament (Kenora riding), on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, joined Chief Lorraine Cobiness, to announce a $1 million investment for the construction of a multi-purpose facility for Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation (Dalles First Nation).

Treaty 3 area Chiefs sign unity agreement for Highway 17 twinning from Kenora to Manitoba

A group of First Nation leaders in the Kenora area gathered in Thunder Bay on Monday to meet with senior representatives of Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation on the twinning of the Trans-Canada Highway from Kenora to Manitoba.

Ontario Gives $1 Million To Dalles

The provincial government is helping to support the construction of the Economic Development Centre of Excellence in Dalles First Nation.

A $1 million dollar investment was announced by Kenora Rainy-River MPP and Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and Minister of Indigenous Affairs Greg Rickford earlier this morning.

2018 Sturgeon Release

We’ve been working on this project for four years and this is our second release. Last year we released 12 adults, this year we released 15.

This is an important fish to our community as we have sturgeon clan members here.

Providing Support to our Youth

The first provincial office located on a First Nation was recently opened by the Ontario Government.  The opening is for the new Indigenous Youth and Wellness Secretariat Office on the Fort William First Nation.

Here Chief Lorraine Cobiness poses for a photo with Minister David Zimmer and Deputy Minister Deborah Richardson of the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation with Ontario.

Call for Applications – Post-Secondary Education 2017

We are pleased to announce that an invite to members of Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation to submit applications for Post-Secondary funding. Due to a recent allocation from INAC we now have a surplus in the department and have put a call out for applications.

Homeland Sturgeon Release

After ten years of work, our efforts to recreate a sturgeon population in our homeland has culminated in this release of twelve juvenile sturgeon. Using surgical implants inserted by staff from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Joe Hunter from Rainy River First Nation, we will continue to monitor their progress and migration patterns.