Batchewana First Nation: “Commemorating the Return of our Ancestors”

The Batchewana First Nation (BFN) is getting ready to celebrate the repatriation of their ancestral remains returning to their homeland. In 2010 the Batchewana First Nation and Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians worked in collaboration to bring the remains of their Native Ancestors from the Smithsonian Institution back to rest in their traditional burial grounds. The Sault Ste. Marie Band of Ch...
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First Nation Treaty Rights Affirmed in the Gargantua Harbour Trial

Today Justice Logan dismissed 20 of the 22 counts in the Gargantua Harbour (Nanabozhung) matter involving Batchewana First Nation (BFN), and Chief Dean Sayers. The trial has been ongoing since charges were laid by the MNR in 2008 when the First Nation attempted to reconstruct an access road to their traditional territory for cultural and ceremonial reasons. While Batchewana First Nation is p...
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Batchewana First Nation Announces Election Results

On December 2, 3014 a polling notice was issued notifying the Batchewana First Nation’s Band Members of the 2015 election. Candidates began their campaigning, which included a submission in the First Nation’s Special Election Newsletter stating individual platforms and priorities. Voting took place in the Thunderbird room at the Rankin arena, beginning yesterday (February 4, 2015) at 9:00 am polls...
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Batchewana First Nation Responds to Bill C-33 Rejection

On Tuesday May 27, 2014 Batchewana leadership attended the Assembly of First Nations  (AFN) Special Chief’s Assembly to discuss the Federal Government’s controversial (proposed) Bill C-33.The Act titled, “First Nations Control of First Nations Education”, suggests that First Nations would be granted jurisdiction over education however, the proposed act in itself is an exercise of Federal power, th...
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