Indigenous

Chippewas honour Tecumseh, aim to pass on Indigenous heritage

Descendants of the great Shawnee chief Tecumseh, allies and supporters, walked Tuesday to mark the day he died during the War of 1812. A small group of Chippewas of the Thames First Nation members walked 6.5 kilometres from the Bothwell area, in Chatham-Kent near Middlesex County’s western border, to the Tecumseh Monument on Longwoods Road, […]

U.S. opposition to Canadian government’s nuclear waste storage facility proposal in Great Lakes Basin

Michigan Congressmen are asking President Joe Biden to oppose the Canadian government’s proposal to construct a nuclear waste storage facility near the Great Lakes Basin. In October 2020, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), on behalf of the Canadian government, released a plan to build a storage facility—referred to as a deep geological repository—over 600 … Continued

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Local Indigenous entrepreneur readies his pitch for $25k prize

An Indigenous entrepreneur in London is looking to take his business to the next level, competing for a $25,000 prize in the final round of a national pitch competition. Steven Vanloffeld, a London resident from Saugeen First Nation, is one of 29 entrepreneurs from across Turtle Island (North America) gearing up to pitch their business […]

PHOTOS: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation was observed throughout the London region. Indigenous communities and their supporters came together to honour the children who attended former residential schools, including two in Southwestern Ontario, and to reflect on their painful legacy. The walks, marches and ceremonies also celebrated Indigenous communities and culture and challenged […]

How to find out what Indigenous land your cottage resides on

You’ve probably noticed a lot more land acknowledgements these days, part of an effort to recognize the traditional boundaries of the First Nations that still reside on land throughout cottage country. These phrases have become commonplace at public gatherings throughout the country, and are considered a first step, the bare minimum required to start the … Continued

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