Chief Shining Turtle
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Chief Shining Turtle has been the Chief of Whitefish River First Nation for 11 years and is family man with a strong desire to help his Community move forward. As an Engineer by trade, the Chief has helped his Community secure over 30-million dollars in new infrastructure funding; his drive and determination is extraordinary. Chief Shining Turtle’s education includes Bachelor of Engineering from Lakehead University, Diploma of Technology from Seneca College, a Technical Leadership Certificate from the University of Florida, and a Water Systems Supply Certificate from California State University.

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Aboriginal People Are on a Slow March To Second-Class Citizenship

(36) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 12:48 PM

Aanii, hello, to all my non-Aboriginal relations. I am Chief Shining Turtle of the Sturgeon clan, of Whitefish River First Nation of the Anishinabe, which is near Sudbury.

I want to tell you a story about discrimination. It is a story that has been told for years by people living...

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First Nations Child and Family Human Rights Hearing

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 4:45 PM

During the week of October 20-24, the human rights case brought before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (Tribunal) jointly by the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada (Caring Society) and the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) will have its final arguments heard.

The Caring Society and the...

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Don't Cut Funding For First Nations Children

(4) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 6:54 PM

The federal government's department of Aboriginal Affairs (AANDC) has informed 133 Ontario First Nations that it is cutting the National Child Benefit Reinvestment fund by over 50 per cent. The cut is scheduled to take effect in the current proposal cycle, 2014-15.

The cut was communicated April 22, 2014...

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The First Nations Education Act Is Just a Pretty Face

(32) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 6:30 PM

Aanii, hello, to all my aboriginal and non-aboriginal relations.

Greetings to you from your neighbours at Whitefish River First Nation.

Do you have children? I do. Thinking about my children's future, and the future of other kids in my community is what motivates me to get out into the...

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Idle No More: An Open Letter to My Non-Aboriginal Neighbours

(76) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 12:24 PM

Join Me in the Circle of Respect to Idle No More
An Open Letter to My Non-Aboriginal Neighbours



Aanii, hello, to all my non Aboriginal relations. Greetings from your neighbours at Whitefish River First Nation.

I am Chief Shining Turtle of the Sturgeon clan, of Whitefish River First Nation...

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