Political

January 16, 2018 – Regional Emergency Summit

Mushkegowuk’s State of Emergency on Illegal Drugs & Alcohol REGIONAL EMERGENCY SUMMIT – “Responding to Our State of Emergency” February 6 – 8, 2018  |  Ramada Inn, Timmins, ON Mushkegowuk Council 32nd Annual Mamowihitowin Resolution No. 2017-09- 17 WHEREAS The supply, demand and use of illegal drugs and alcohol continues to adversely affect the health and wellness of our communities, especially the…read more →

January 12, 2018 – First Nation Policing Funding Announcement by Ottawa

Moose Factory, January 12 2018, Grand Chief Jonathan Solomon of Mushkegowuk Council issued the following statement on the federal government’s announcement of $291 million for Indigenous policing over five years: “I congratulate the federal government for recognizing the need for more investments to keep Indigenous communities safe and secure. This funding is a good step in the right direction. Federal…read more →

January 10, 2018 – Public Statement from Mushkegowuk

Praying for a Renewed Health Service Relationship Mushkegowuk Council’s Deputy Grand Chief Rebecca Friday, is in final (4th) day of a Spiritual Fast Ceremony in a traditional teepee outside the Weeneebayko General Hospital in Moose Factory. The fasting ceremony and prayer is very sacred and spiritual. During this ceremony Deputy Grand Chief Friday did not consume any food but basically…read more →

November 15, 2017 – PR: State of Emergency Declared on Illegal Drugs and Alcohol

A pandemic caused by illegal drugs and alcohol (including prescription drugs) continues to grow rapidly and is a very serious problem for the Mushkegowuk First Nations. The illegal drug trade is overpowering, it’s a major source for the criminal activity, family difficulties and a contributing factor to many deaths. As well, the illegal drug trade is adversely affecting public safety,…read more →

March 31, 2017 – Grand Chief’s Applaud Government to Government Framework Agreement

Press Release (March 31, 2017 Kashechewan, ON.) The citizens of the far north and remote community of Kashechewan gathered in excitement today to witness the signing of the TOGETHER WE WORK FOR HOPE agreement between the governments of Kashechewan First Nation, Canada and Ontario. The community of Kashechewan has had its historical challenges that have captured the attention of all…read more →

March 30, 2017 – Statement from Deputy Grand Chief

Press Release (March 30, 2017, Moose Factory, ON) As one of the leaders of the Mushkegowuk First Nations, and as a Residential School Survivor, I am appalled and disheartened by the shocking comments made by Conservative Senator Lynn Beyak during her March 7th speech in the Senate. Senator Beyak’s comments derive from her privileged position whereby she feels comfortable to…read more →

March 24, 2017 – St. Annes Survivors Hearing

NAN has created a page on their website posting the most important documents for the Court hearing on March 24, 2017 in Toronto pertaining to the legal rights of St. Anne’s Survivors being violated in the IAP process. Click HERE to view webpage. The affidavits of Edmund Metatawabin and Rebecca Friday are posted, about the history of 25 years of…read more →

August 22, 2016 – Mushkegowuk Congratulates New and Re-Elected Chiefs

Mushkegowuk Council Grand Chief Jonathan Solomon and Deputy Grand Chief Rebeca Friday and the Council of Chiefs welcomes back Chief Patricia Faries-Akiwenzie to the Mushkegowuk Council of Chiefs. Mushkegowuk Council Grand Chief Jonathan Solomon and Deputy Grand Chief Rebeca Friday congratulate Jason Smallboy of Moose Cree First Nation on his successful election as the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Deputy Grand Chief. The Mushkegowuk Council Grand Chief Jonathan Solomon…read more →

May 31, 2016 – Mushkegowuk accepts Ontario’s Statement of Commitment to Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

Statistics report that the majority of members of the Mushkegowuk First Nations who are age 45 and older, are survivors of various Indian Residential Schools that operated in the James Bay region, such as St Anne’s Residential School in Fort Albany and Horden Hall in Moose Factory. At the Legislative Assembly on Monday, May 30, 2016, with residential school survivors…read more →