“Rings of Development,” an article by SvN Principal John van Nostrand on regional planning and development in the Ring of Fire area, has been published online in Onotassiniik. The Ring of Fire is a massive planned chromite mining development project in Northern Ontario. In the article, van Nostrand lays out his thoughts on why maximizing Ring of Fire benefits requires simultaneous planning at local First Nation, tribal council and Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) levels.
Wawatay, which publishes the mining-focused quarterly, has served the communication needs of First Nations people and communities of Nishnawbe Aski Nation since 1974. It does this through the distribution of a bi-weekly newspaper, daily radio programming, television production services and a multimedia website that seeks to preserve and enhance indigenous languages and cultures of Aboriginal people in northern Ontario.