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(North Caribou Lake First Nation, October 18, 2017)  “This new bridge has taken four years of planning and preparation thanks to the hard work of Chief Dinah Kanate and her council. No longer will North Caribou Lake residents and visitors be limited to the declining duration of an ice bridge and winter road to the south. Due to climate change, what was once a winter road season of 50 – 60 days has now become as low as 20 days, and in some cases, winter roads are the only way families are connected.

(Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation, October 5, 2017) “Today’s announcement that TransCanada has abandoned its proposed Energy East pipeline project is a major victory for all who support the protection of our lands, our waters, and air for future generations,” said Regional Chief Isadore Day.  “Right from the beginning, our Peoples were almost unanimously opposed to a 4,600 kilometre pipeline – running from Alberta to New Brunswick – that had the potential for major long-term environmental disaste

(TORONTO, September 8, 2017) This morning the Province of Ontario announced a new Cannabis Control Board which will regulate the sales of marijuana through as many as 150 stand-alone stores located in municipalities across the province, beginning July 1, 2019. Ontario First Nations will be discussing their involvement in this process, including our own laws to regulate cannabis consumption and sales in First Nation communities. There is also potential in sharing provincial sales revenues.

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