CBCNews | Indigenous: From coast to coast and north to south, Indigenous women are on the rise

International Women’s Day is marked on March 8 every year and celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women around the globe.

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Riley Yesno

[…] Riley Yesno is Anishinaabekwe from Eabametoong First Nation and a high school student who is extremely active in Thunder Bay.

Yesno was recently presented the Outstanding Youth Award by the city of Thunder Bay. The high school student also sits on the city’s board of education and was recently appointed to the Prime Minister’s Youth Council, where she is engaged in conversations about equity for First Nations in Canada with a focus on reconciliation.[…]

All these different ladies from all around Canada represent.

Read all about it >>> CBC News | Indigenous

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NetNewsLedger: WEATHER Update – Blizzard Warnings – Blowing Snow – Snow Squalls

Its pretty chilly out today, dress warm.

Weather: -9 feels like -18 strong winds

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – Northern Ontario will see blizzards, blowing snow, and snow squalls over the coming day. Across the region travel is likely to be impacted. In the Kenora / Dryden / Ignace area school buses are not running, schools however are open.

Travel by air into the North is likely to be impacted, check with your air service provider to ensure your flight.

Blizzard warning in effect for:

  • Attawapiskat
  • Fort Severn – Washaho Cree Nation
  • Peawanuk
  • Fort Hope – Webequie
  • Big Trout Lake – Kasabonika
  • Sachigo Lake – Bearskin Lake

Blizzard conditions with gusty winds and persistent visibility near zero in snow and blowing snow are expected or occurring.

Blizzard conditions are expected to develop this afternoon. Conditions will persist through Thursday and possibly into Friday.

Travel is not recommended. Avoid outdoor activities. Anyone who is not dressed warmly is at risk of frostbite and hypothermia in cold weather. [..]

Source: NetNewsLedger

Labour data ‘first step’

Two Organizations The North Superior Workforce Planning Board and Northern Policy Institute joined together to provide communities better access to labour marketing information.

[…]“This information is intended as a starting point for an evidence-based conversation about why certain changes are occurring,” Madge Richardson, executive director of the North Superior Workforce Planning Board, said last week.

“(The reports are) just a first step. It is now up to community members to explore and address the challenges and opportunities their community is experiencing.

The goal of the reports is to provide residents with a better understanding of what is happening in their community […]

[…] There will be 34 reports in total, covering: Animbiigoo Zaag’igan Anishinaabek (Lake Nipigon Ojibway), Aroland First Nation, Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation), Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek (Rocky Bay First Nation), Conmee, Dorion, Eabametoong First Nation (Fort Hope), and Fort William First Nation.[…]

To read more about it, just click the link below.

Source: The Chronicle Journal

CBC Radio: No excuses for boil water orders on First Nations reserves – Michael’s essay

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[…] For decades, through various governments and various political parties making various promises to do something, Aboriginal families have had to pay special attention to their water before drinking it, bathing in it or cooking with it.

Think about that. […]

This News Article is about the water. The Boil Water Advisory. Its been happening for quite a looong time. Across many First Nation communities, including ours.

Click this link to read more about it>>Source: CBC.ca/radio/thesundayedition/

TBNewsWatch:Council’s absence at student inquest questioned

I believe Eabametoong has students out there too. It’s important to know what’s going on.

THUNDER BAY — The city’s legal department advised city councillors not to attend the 2016 coroner’s inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations youth who were living in Thunder Bay pursuing their education.

>>SOURCE: TBNewsWatch <<

Northern Ontario Business: Province provides $203,206 for Indigenous business initiatives

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The Aboriginal Economic Development Fund is granting money to Eabametoong First Nation, Missanabie Cree First Nation and Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek

Eabametoong First Nation will receive $36,952 to train and build capacity for entrepreneurs in the cultural tourism sector. […]

Paul Holcroft, employment community co-ordinator at Eabametoong First Nation, in a release.

“The goal is to bring money into the community to help the local economy by attracting tourists to the Eabametoong First Nation Territory. The training is the first step of many in the cultural tourism industry.”

Source: Northern Ontario Business