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Anishinabek Nation commends Moose Cree First Nation and volunteers for successful Little NHL

MISSISSAUGA, ON (March 15, 2017) – Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee congratulates host community for the Little NHL - Moose Cree First Nation and the organizers, volunteers, LNHL executive and the many teams who participated.

 Anishinabek Nation

“This has been a record-breaking year with 203 teams registered to play in this event,” says Grand Council Chief Madahbee. “I commend the host community Moose Cree First Nation and all the folks who made this Little NHL a successful event yet again. It is so great to see the participation of the communities and the teams come out year after year.”

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Wahnapitae First Nation to be Included in Nickel Belt Riding

Queen’s Park – This afternoon, members of the General Government Committee voted to pass NDP MPP France Gélinas’ amendment to include Wahnapitae First Nation in the provincial riding of Nickel Belt. The committee was considering Bill 45, the Election Statute Law Amendment Act.

“This is fabulous news for the members of Wahnapitae First Nation and I am thrilled the committee agreed with my amendment to make this important change happen,” said Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas. “Last year, a similar attempt was voted down by the Liberal government.”

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Wahnapitae First Nation joins growing Green Economy network

November 24, 2016 For Immediate Release

Green Economy North

SUDBURY - Green Economy North is excited to add Wahnapitae First Nation to its growing membership.
“We are thrilled to welcome Wahnapitae First Nation the 10th member of our program, and as the first indigenous organization in our Ontario-wide network,” said Richard Eberhardt, Program Manager. “Wahnapitae First Nation has an excellent reputation among local Indigenous organizations for its commitment to sustainable development.”

Working with Green Economy North, Wahnapitae First Nation will measure and manage its energy usage and carbon emissions, and will set a target for reductions.

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The Great Lakes Gathering. For the Water. Ojibway Park.

Sault on Line - By Lynne Brown - July 13, 2016

On Thursday July 14 to July 17th, hundreds of people will gather on the shores of Lake Huron at Ojibway Park in Garden River First Nation for the Great Lakes Gathering.

A Sunrise Ceremony will open four days of ceremonies, welcoming Nibi Onji Canoe Journey and Water Keepers Journey, two separate ceremonial canoe journeys which started in June, and became one approximately three weeks ago.

The Great Lakes Gathering

Edward E. George, Stoney Point First Nation is Nibi Onji Canoe Journey. Saultonline sat down with Edward at Ojibway Park on Tuesday, and will share a story later about his journey. An epic journey that inspired many along the route, including canoe paddlers who joined Nibi Onji and are still with him, paddling their way to Sunrise Ceremony on Thursday, July 14th. Edward has had incredible shore support as well. Joanne Robertson (Fiddlehead Farms, Goulais River) is mapping the route and a person call follow along via Facebook page.

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Following Their Ancestors

By Ben Leeson, Sudbury Star, Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Stefanie Recollet and Josie Langelier expected a workout on the water when they set out from Wahnapitae First Nation on a marathon three-week canoe journey to Garden River, but the more gruelling parts were often on land.

following our ancesters

Water Keepers Journey, a ceremonial trip from Lake Wanapitei down to Lake Huron, then along the North Shore toward the St. Mary's River, followed as closely as possible the traditional waterway used by indigenous people for centuries.

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