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June 21, 2018


TIMMINS, ON (June 21, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Jason Smallboy joined Mattagami First Nation Chief Chad Boissoneau to raise the NAN and Mattagami First Nation flags at Timmins City Hall today during National Indigenous Peoples Day activities.

“I am pleased to see our flags raised today. This is a positive step forward in the City of Timmins and I am proud to be a part of this historic day,” said Deputy Grand Chief Jason Smallboy. “This shows that Timmins is committed to reconciliation and I look forward to continue to work together to make the city more inclusive and welcoming for all members of the community. 

NAN supports National Indigenous Peoples Day activities held across northern Ontario including:

  • Thunder Bay - Anemki Wajiw on Fort William First Nation
  • Sioux Lookout - Meno Ya Win Health Centre
  • Timmins - Mountjoy Historical Participark

“We are encouraged by the efforts of Mayor Steve Black and Council to recognize our traditional territory of the people of Mattagami and we are pleased to see our flag raised with the NAN flag at City Hall today,” said Mattagami First Nation Chief Chad Boissoneau. “Having our flags flying at City Hall shows that our territories are acknowledged and that our people are welcome in the Timmins community.”

The Fort William First Nation flag was raised at Thunder Bay City Hall last year to recognize the Robinson Superior Treaty and traditional lands of Fort William First Nation.

For more information please contact: Tamara Piche, Communications Officer – (807) 625-4906 or cell (807) 621-5549 or by email 

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