Whitefish delivery assists elders in First Nations communities

Whitefish delivery assists elders in First Nations communities

Thank You to one of our best partners – TRUE NORTH AID, for responding to Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council Inc., request by providing support to our Elders in our five-member First Nations; Ojibways of Onigaming, Big Grassy River, Animakee Wa Zhing #37, Northwest Angle #33, and Wauzhushk Onigum.

123 Elders were provided with whitefish by an Indigenous company “Hale Fisheries” who volunteered to open their operation to support our Elders and their families during these challenging and unprecedented times.

Special thanks to Hale Fisheries and AKRC staff who were on hand to assist in distributing this generous donation.

Generous donation from True North aid

Generous donation from True North aid

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, Gardewine Transport delivered 50 bags of flour to our office in Sioux Narrows. Treaty Three Police (in the area) and the Health Directors (from each member First Nation) were available to distribute 10 bags of flour each to our member-First Nations, Mishkosiminiziibing (Big Grassy River), Animakee Wa Zhing 37, Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation, Northwest Angle 33 First Nation and Wauzhusk Onigum Nation.

The initiative stems from a partnership through True North Aid in the ‘From bag to bannock: Flour Project 2020’

About the program:

Flour is an essential staple food for those living in northern communities in Canada. From baking bread to thickening sauces and so much more, flour is an important resource for families.  With the COVID-19 pandemic, flour has become difficult to access for those living in remote communities due to the high cost of food, the inability for individuals to travel outside of their community, and the scarcity of the product in grocery stores.

True North Aid aims to help fill this gap by purchasing flour from Prairie Mills Flour in Manitoba. By connecting with those who produce the flour themselves, we can provide this essential item for those who are in desperate need.  We will be purchasing and then donating 15 pallets with 50, 20kg bags, to communities who apply through our application portal via our website.

This project is just one step that True North Aid is taking toward helping northern communities with self-determination and food security during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Free Books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Free Books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council Inc. (AKRC) has partnered with True North Aid to cost share with the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in order to provide free books for our First Nations in the mail for children 0 – 5 years, to support parental engagement, early literacy, and increase school readiness.

Please choose your First Nation to receive books for your child:

*If there is no link available for your First Nation, it means the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has not as of yet received information for your community. Please check back as links will be added when they become available.

AKRC Office Re-Opening

AKRC Office Re-Opening

Due to the Province of Ontario moving into Phase 3, tentative plans are scheduled for staff to start moving back into the main office on a rotating basis starting August 10, 2020.

Visitors are required to call ahead and will be seen by appointment only.


Congratulations: Class of 2020

Congratulations: Class of 2020

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!! You have done it. It is our honour from the Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council Inc., Governing Board of Chiefs, staff and AKRC education steering committee to take this opportunity
to congratulate each and everyone of you for your blood, sweat and tears during these very trying times as you worked hard towards this moment in life to officially graduate from Grade 12.

This opens the door to a new beginning for more opportunities and new levels of learning as you embark towards your future goals and aspirations. We congratulate the graduates on your outstanding achievements and hope that you will look back and see it was all worth it. You have now become the future leaders and role models for our future and younger generation.
As you embark in the next phase of your educational goals, we encourage you to continue to work hard, set goals and stay focused on those goals. We understand that during this time of uncertainty, many things moving forward may seem difficult, but it is in our highest hopes that you will continue such success in your future endeavours and that graduation is just the beginning of a lifetime of fulfilment for you. Education is key!!

Stay healthy and best wishes!!

Animakee Wa Zhing #37 Graduates

Wauzhusk Onigum Graduates

Northwest Angle #33 Graduates

Onigaming Graduates

Big Grassy Graduates

This message was provided by the Governing Board of Chiefs and Proud Staff of AKRC Inc.

Governing Board of Chiefs

  • Chris Skead – Wauzhushk Onigum
  • Candice Kelly – Onigaming
  • Jim Major – AWZ #37
  • Darlene Comegan – NWA #33
  • Lynn Indian – Big Grassy

On behalf if everyone at AKRC, we would like to acknowledge all the Treaty #3 Classes of 2020, our students & the school staff for their dedication, commitment and patience this year.


This message was also featured in the Kenora Daily Miner & News Graduation Special on July 25, 2020 and Fort Frances times on July 15, 2020