Author: Brenda Grundt

Moon Ceremony – Celebrating “Falling Leaves”

On Wednesday, October 4th, 2107, a Sacred Fire will be lit at 6 p.m. at the Pow Wow Arbor in Michipicoten First Nation.

Moon Ceremony is a woman’s ceremony; men participate by keeping fire. The Moon Ceremony acknowledges that Grandmother Moon (Nookomis Geezis) is the caretaker of the water that lay on Mother Earth. Nookomis Geezis also takes care of the newborn in Creation.

We give thanks to Nookomis Geezis for her continuous work in keeping our water safe and clean for generations to come.

Ladies, you can bring: your skirt, tobacco/or your ties, your drum.

For more information contact, Teresa Black at 705-856-0129, extension 228.

MFN Prospector Course – Are you interested?

MFN is trying to determine what level of interest there is for a prospector course offered free by the Ontario Geological Society.

There are three options:

  1. one-day course with a short field trip
  2. two-day course (weekend) with a field trip
  3. five-day course

If you would be interested in any of the above, please contact Leo Lepiano, Lands and Resources Consultation Coordinator at 705-856-1993, extension 221.


ASWCO Fall Cultural Camp – September 15-17

Come with us on a journey to explore a world of Anishinaabe traditions and natural wonders in the outdoors! Each day we’ll head outdoors to Learn-Play-Explore through hands-on experiences. Learn to dance our Anishinaabe dances including Men’s Woodland and Women’s Appliqué (Old Time Scrub), play baaga’adowe (Ojibwe lacrosse-stick ball game), Ojibwe moccasin game, anit-paginaatig (spear throw), listen to Anishinaabe history of the Great Lakes and much more. Also learn how to cook over an open fire. You will be able to touch, see, hear, smell and taste what the Great Lakes have to offer. Welcome to the Anishinaabe Aki (Land of The Anishinaabe).

Do you know a youth between the ages of 8 – 18? We want them to come and spend time with us in Michipicoten First Nation!

The next ASWCO Cultural Camp will take place September 15th –17th, 2017. We have three age groups. The camp has been specifically designed and created for First Nation, Métis, and Inuit youth age (8-11) (12-15) (16-18).

This incredible opportunity has been provided by the Aboriginal Sport & Wellness Council of Ontario in Partnership with Michipicoten First Nation, Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport and Great Lakes Cultural Camps.

This unique cultural camp is open to First Nation, Métis, and Inuit youth age 8 -18 living in the ASWCO North Central Region living in: Animbiigoo Zaagi igen Anishinabek, Aroland, Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinabek, Consatance Lake, Deer Lake, Eabametoong, Fort Severn, Fort William, Ginoogaming, Gull Bay, Keewaywin, Long Lake 58, Marten Falls, McDowell Lake, Neskantanga, Nibinamik, North Spirit Lake, Ojibways of Pic River, Pic Mobert, Poplar Hill, Rocky Bay, Red Rock, Pays Plat, Webequie, Whitesand.

Living in Urban Centres: Geraldton, Thunder Bay

Or Belong to the Following Friendship Centres: Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre, Thunderbird Friendship Centre

Register soon to avoid disappointment. To register contact JP Chalykoff at 705.206.3100 or by email or Heather Collins 807.728.3485 or by email


MFN to Tour Prodigy / Magino Gold Project Mine Site

Citizens of Michipicoten First Nation have been invited to tour the Prodigy / Magino Gold Project Mine Site. All citizens are invited to attend.

Mine Site Tour:
1. 8:00 a.m. Bus departs MFN
2. 9:15 a.m. Arrival at Prodigy Gold Exploration Office in Dubreuilville Industrial Pard for a review of the site plan, mineralized rock and safety briefing.
3. 10:00 a.m. Mine Site Tour
4. 12:30 Lunch and Debrief
5. 1:30 Return to MFN
6. 3:00 Chief and Council Debrief

Annual Citizenship Meeting

Michipicoten First Nation Citizens are invited to attend the Annual Citizenship Meeting on Saturday, September 9th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Delta Hotel in Sault Ste. Marie.



  • Presentation of Annual Audited Financial Statements
  • Presentation of Annual TD Corporate Trustee Report
  • General Information Session


A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.