Join us in celebrating International Women's Day and acknowledging the women leaders in our communities that continue to break through barriers while being the example that many of us look up to.
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Words cannot come close to describing the loss experienced in the fire that occurred in the community of Pikangikum on February 22, 2023.
To this day your journey continues to amaze and inspire all First Nations of North America.
As the Grand Chief of Mushkegowuk Council, I am informing all members I will be on leave due to health reasons. The roles and responsibilities of the Political office will continue with the Deputy Grand Chief, Rebecca Friday and Executive Director, Irene Linklater.
Since 1990 Wayne Turner was the innovative Chief Executive Officer that successfully guided the Attawapiskat First Nation Administration and Operations. In monumental eras such as the Victor Diamond Mine, Wayne was a primary source of confident leadership his office and community could rely on.
When an elder passes, our communities feel the heartache and sorrow. A man who devoted many years of work to the Mushkegowuk territory.
The morning of February 7th, myself along with the Kashechewan First Nation Chief Gaius Wesley demanded to be included in the discussions between the provincial, territory, and federal governments regarding the Canada Health Transfer (CHT).
It is disturbingly obvious to all Omushkego that Health Care in our communities has decayed into a hollow service incapable of delivering the aid that it claims to provide.
It is with great sorrow that we extend our support and thoughts to the Wabano Family and the Community of Weenusk First Nation.
The Omushkego People extend our support to the families that continue to endure the intergenerational trauma created by the St. Mary’s Indian Residential School in Kenora located on Treaty 3 Territory.
Open House free to members to come meet and greet.
We are seeking a representative from each Mushkegowuk Community.
During the holiday season we often reflect on memories of events that define us as individuals and as family.
Through extremely challenging times for the community of Attawapiskat Mike steadfastly lead his people with a dedication that is second to none.
For as long as we exist, the Omushkego will need access and use of various types of guns and other tools for our traditional sustenance purposes. Our Omushkego values and customary harvesting practices includes teaching our children the purpose and safe use of firearms.
As COP15, an international biodiversity conference, kicks off in Montreal, Mushkegowuk Council welcomes a new transformational investment by the Government of Canada and international and national philanthropic donors to support Indigenous-led conservation in the Territory.
Mushkegowuk Council would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Peter Archibald on his passing, as well as to the community of Taykwa Tagamou.
In response to the deteriorating health services of the region the Moving Forward Health Summit will compile advice from community delegates selected by each First Nation Chief and Council. The summit is intended to provide a platform for community members to extend their recommendations at the regional level.
David Faries was a guide that many of us looked to in challenging times that required inspiration when it was hard to come by.
Everyday we are most thankful for your bravery and cherish the sacrifices you made for the freedom we enjoy.
Condolences to the Mathews Family and his home community of Peawanuck and Apitipi Anicinapek Nation
The Elder would provide wisdom and advice on all matters affecting the Mushkegowuk First Nations and would be required to attend and participate in the Council of Chiefs meetings.
The Conference will aim to provide learning opportunities associated with the spirit and intent of the treaties, the history of the treaties, traditional approaches to treaty-making, the relationship between the treaties & governance, and the relationship between treaties and healing
Community resilience, needs, training modules and awareness in Human Trafficking in our communities and abroad.
To the newly elected Council congratulations and we look forward to working with you on the advancement of our people. Good luck in the term ahead!
We would like to extend warm greetings to our Nations and Indigenous people across the world on this important day.
As Grand Chief, I was made aware of an incident that occurred this past weekend between four (4) Mushkegowuk Members and Conservation Officers of Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), resulting in two (2) of our members being charged with provincial offences.
It is with profound and deep sorrow and heavy hearts that the Mushkegowuk people have watched and heard about the tragic events unfolding in James Smith Cree Nation and surrounding communities.
Health care services within the Mushkegowuk (Weeneebayko) region have been rapidly deteriorating and are in a very serious and dangerous situation. This has resulted in the Mushkegowuk Council of Chiefs declaring a State of Emergency.
After several major achievements in his life time and completing his God – Creator given duties on earth, Chief George Hunter has now begun his journey within the spirit world.
A severe shortage in a number of primary care nurses at the nursing station in Kashechewan First Nation is having an impact in the health care of the residents of the community.
The Restorative Justice Program is seeking a logo design that symbolizes our services amd will be featured on all our promotional material.
The 36th Annual General Assembly is Scheduled for September 13th to 15th in Moose Cree First Nation!
Draft Election Code amendments for community review, consideration, and suggestions
The Mushkegowuk Council of Chiefs have announced their support for the Matawa First Nations Chiefs and Councils in ensuring a strong Regional Assessment for the potential Ring of Fire mining development. The commitment was made after a joint meeting held in Toronto, June 14, 2022.
It is with love and great sadness that Mushkegowuk Council sends our condolences to the family and many friends of Gregory Koostachin, and especially to his beloved wife, Mary. Greg was a long time supporter and elder/advisor to the Mushkegowuk Council of Chiefs and Mushkegowuk leadership.
The papal apology was a way for the Catholic Church to acknowledge and address the widespread abuse, degradation, and violence suffered by children while they were incarcerated in Canada’s nation-wide Residential School System (a system that was in continuous operation until 1996).