Tag: Chippewas of the Thames First Nation
Building homes, futures: Students complete micro-homes on area First Nation
The finishing touches were put on two small micro-homes at a First Nation near London on Friday, under a program that combines teaching construction trade skills and building homes.
London author wins Governor General’s award for memoir of Anishinaabe life
Eli Baxter grew up on his parents’ traditional hunting grounds, where he learned the Ojibwe language through oral tradition. “I always admired the speakers who were older than me, and I always wanted to have the ability to talk at that level,” he said. But learning the ceremonial teachings associated with Ojibwe — a language […]
Electronic music duo headlines Indigenous festival at Western Fair
Globally renowned electronic music duo, The Halluci Nation, is set to light up the stage at London’s Western Fair on Friday, kicking off an Indigenous music and artisan festival aimed at raising money to restore the only remaining structure of a former area residential school.
Ex-priest, Diocese of Huron sued for $4.1M in sex abuse lawsuit
An ex-Anglican priest convicted of sexually abusing boys in his parishes and the London-region diocese that once employed him face a $4.1-million lawsuit from an abuse survivor. David Norton, who was sentenced to a total of 13 years in prison for abusing boys at two London-area congregations, and his former employer, the Incorporated Synod of […]
Chippewas seek artists for barn-saving market
A London-area First Nation is looking for Indigenous artists to participate in its upcoming market, part of a project that will raise money to restore the last remaining structure of a former residential school. The language, culture and heritage department at Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, also known as Deshkan Ziibiing, located southwest of […]
First Nation getting clearer picture of who attended area residential school
As Canada marks the grim legacy of its Indigenous residential school system Friday, a London-area First Nation is developing a fuller picture of the nearly 1,000 students who attended one such school in the area. Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, which last year announced its plans to search for any unmarked graves at the […]
Jump in COVID-19 cases forces closure of Chippewas of the Thames school
Antler River Elementary will be closed until at least October 3, after which students and staff returning will be required to wear face coverings.
Chippewas partner with London agency to teach job skills, build homes
Affordable housing built by the community, for the community is the concept behind a new project underway at Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, about 30 kilometres southwest of London.
National construction company partners with area First Nations
A new partnership between a national construction company and two area First Nations will bring more jobs and improved infrastructure to both communities. Deshkan Ziibiing, also known as Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, and Aamjiwnaang First Nation have teamed up with Aecon Group Inc. to launch a joint venture to pursue utility construction projects, […]
Chippewas of the Thames school rolling out big changes this fall
Indigenous language and land-based learning will be at the forefront of a new education model for elementary pupils at a London-area First Nation this school year.