NOBA 2020: Wabun Tribal Council is the recipient of the Entrepreneurial Community Award

December 23, 2020 –

Wabun Tribal Council is an Ontario leader in negotiating successful agreements with partners in the mining and extractive industries that bring certainty to industry and prosperity to its Indigenous member communities.

The Timmins-based regional chiefs council – which consists of Brunswick House First Nation, Chapleau Ojibwe First Nation, Flying Post First Nation, Matachewan First Nation and Mattagami First Nation – crafted the Wabun Model in the mid-2000s…. Read more

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Wabun Tribal Council, based in Timmins, has been named Entrepreneurial Community for the 2020 Northern Ontario Business Awards. (File photo)

First Nation Community Left ‘Outraged and Sad’ After Rare ‘Spirit’ Moose Found Fatally Shot

November 17, 2020 – People Magazine

“Nobody knows exactly how many are in the area, so the loss of a single spirit moose is one too many,” a First Nations community member said … Read more




Prime Minister joins Ontario premier at Cote Gold ground-breaking near Gogama Friday

September 14, 2020

SUDBURY — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford were in northern Ontario Friday morning for the ground-breaking ceremony of the new Cote Gold mining project near Gogama.

Gordon Stothart, president and chief executive officer of IAMGOLD, opened the ceremony with welcoming remarks and acknowledged the location to be on the traditional territories of the Mattagami and Flying Post First Nations. Read more

Ontario Reaches Agreement with Flying Post First Nation on Historic Land Claim

“Indigenous community to receive $14.1 million settlement”

July 13, 2020 – Government of Ontario

The Ontario government announced today the final settlement of a 115 year-old land claim that addresses the shortfall of land received by Flying Post First Nation, as part of the James Bay Treaty (Treaty #9) that was originally signed in 1905. The $14.1 million settlement will contribute to the future economic prosperity of the First Nation… Read more

Final settlement reached in 115-year-old land claim with northern Ont. First Nation

July 13, 2020 – CTV News

Chief Murray Ray of Flying Post First Nation said he is “tickled pink” with the outcome. He believes the land shortfall was due to a miscommunication when the treaty was signed surrounding where the reserve was to be located… Read more

New band office being built for Flying Post First Nation.