Press Release

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 →

October 24, 2017 – SAR Volunteers Needed

Mushkegowuk Council’s Office of the Grand Chief is calling on “Community Search & Rescue Volunteers” from our Mushkegowuk First Nations to step forward to offer your assistance with the Search and Rescue/Recovery Operations in Waskaganish. It is our hope to deploy a team or two from each of our communities to assist with the search operations. We prefer community members…read more →

July 24, 2017 – PR: First Nation Youth Journey Down the Albany River

Grand Chief Jonathan Solomon congratulates and welcomes back the Kashechewan Youth who paddled the mighty Albany River which started from Constance Lake, Ontario. “Grand Chief Solomon says these Youth paddled for 14 days, 415 kms down the Albany River. They have persevered the challenging conditions of the Albany River, the environment and most importantly the challenges, physically, spiritually and mentally….read more →

July 24, 2017 – PR: Our Athletes from Mushkegowuk Aski

July 24, 2017- Mushkegowuk Council, Moose Factory, Ontario; Our Athletes from various First Nations of Mushkegowuk Aski are on their way home after competing in various sporting events at NAIG 2017 in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario. Some of the athletes have won a few medals in different levels in individual events and also team events. Grand Chief Jonathan Solomon “congratulates…read more →

June 22, 2017 – Mushkegowuk Chiefs Offer Condolences for Sutherland/Louttit Family

Press Release – June, 22, 2017 In her executive assistance area of expertise with our community and regional government organizations, Brenda lived and worked for the Omushkegowuk all her working life. Without hesitation and wanting a busy day, she took on and completed major tasks and heavy work loads. In doing her work, she cared for the people she was…read more →

May 19, 2017 – PR: Statement on WAHA Allegations on Social Media

Press Release – May 19, 2017 Moose Factory, Ontario On behalf of Mushkegowuk Council Grand Chief Solomon is issuing a formal statement with respect to the allegations and accusations recently posted on social media that are directed at Weeneebayko Area Health Authority. The allegations and accusations that have played out over the social media networks involving WAHA have had a substantial…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 →