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OPP request public assistance in locating missing man


(Rainy River District) The Rainy River District OPP are asking for public assistance in locating Gerhard Penner, age 36, of Dawson Ontario. Penner left Dawson on the morning of Wednesday January 13, 2021. PENNER is believed to be operating a black 2008 Toyota Prius with an Ontario licence plate of CBAH886. His direction of travel is unknown at this time.

Funding enables expansion of Indigenous anti-human trafficking program


The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) will be able to greatly expand one of its programs thanks to new funding from the provincial government.

It was announced this past Thursday, which coincided with United Nations Human Rights Day, that the ONWA would receive $10.8 million over the next five years from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.

Indigenous Reporters Program helping shape new group of storytellers in Northern Ontario


This past fall, 12-year-old Kristina Nodin would rush home after school on Mondays and Thursdays, shut herself in her bedroom and climb onto her bed. There, underneath the Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek flag that hangs on her wall, she would spend the next hour learning about journalism through an online course designed to train Indigenous reporters.