Paulo Marubo, leader of a Javari Valley indigenous organization from the Uncontacted Frontier. © Amazonas Atual

Brazilian Indians Appeal for World Help

LONDON – GLOBAL – Brazilian Indians have appealed for global assistance to prevent further killings after the reported massacre of uncontacted tribespeople, and have denounced the government cuts that left their territories unprotected. Paulo Marubo, a Marubo indigenous leader from western Brazil, said:...

Posted 17 September 2017 by
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NAPS Police Headquarters

Four Year Old Child Dies in Constance Lake

CONSTANCE LAKE – On September 9, 2017, at approximately 12:45 p.m., officers from the Hearst Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to assist the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) and Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services (EMS) with...

Posted 11 September 2017 by
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Cooking Fires are a leading cause of fires in homes.

Amber’s Fire Safety Campaign Update

THUNDER BAY – Fire safety in Ontario’s northern Indigenous communities presents challenges. Amber’s Fire Safety Campaign was endorsed by Chiefs-in-Assembly in May, 2016 to promote fire safety and awareness in all Nishnawbe Aski Nation communities. The campaign is named...

Posted 7 September 2017 by
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Resolute Paper Mill in Dryden Ontario

Landmark UN-backed Treaty on Mercury in Effect

NEW YORK – United Nations – A ground-breaking global convention on mercury is now in effect. The United Nations environment wing says this Convention will protect millions of children and infants worldwide from possible neurological and health damage from...

Posted 6 September 2017 by
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