They are part of the nine member communities in the Matawa First Nations
Matawa First Nations
Council, with members Nibinamik First Nation and Neskantaga First Nation
Furthermore, the Matawa First Nations
signed a framework deal in March 2014 with the provincial government that allows the two sides to move forward in a community-based approach to resource development in the region.
THE MATAWA FIRST NATIONS
CHIEFS have decided to end the Judicial Review litigation that challenged the type of environmental assessment process being used for the Cliffs Chromite Project.
The Matawa First Nations
Management Health and Social Special Projects department is looking for volunteers from across northwestern Ontario to become members of a regional crisis task force that would serve the Matawa First Nations
communities of Aroland, Constance Lake, Eabametoong, Hornepayne, Marten Falls, Neskantaga, Nibinimik and Webequie.
Bentley Cheechoo, tribal chair of Matawa First Nations
Management, stressed the importance of the cultural centre in keeping the language and traditions of First Nation people alive for future generations.
David Paul Achneepineskum, CEO of Matawa First Nations
Management, representing the nine Matawa First Nations
, had a wait-and-see response in a statement released Sept.
Nine Matawa First Nations
are in difficult talks over treaty rights, resource revenue sharing, environmental assessment processes and regional infrastructure.
Among the local partners in the Energy Connections project are Fort Williams First Nations, Matawa First Nations
, Hydro One, Weyerhaeu ser, Lakehead Public Schools and the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board.
Surprisingly absent from the list of First Nation signatories was the Matawa First Nations
, a group of communities with territorial claims in the Ring of Fire.
LONG-TIME POLITICIAN AND FORMER federal Liberal interim leader Bob Rae will negotiate on behalf of Matawa First Nations
in developing the Ring of Fire mining belt in Ontario, ensuring an influential voice for full participation in economic activity in the region.
Although Matawa First Nations
Management is supporting this initiative, Bunting, who sits on the Matawa Health Task Force, believes that some of the community leaders are still reluctant to tackle this problem.