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The Niiwin Wendaanimok Partnership is committed to providing transparency to all it’s community members. This resource and media page is dedicated to helping community members stay in touch with the latest news, what the communities are up to, the latest publications and videos.  

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Niiwin Wendaanimok in the news

The following is an archived list of news sources enclosed with relevant articles, press releases, statements, announcements, and stories associated with Niiwin Wendaanimok and the TransCanada Highway 17 Twinning project:


In order to coordinate their shared experience, concerns, and interests, the Nations of Shoal Lake 40, Washagamis Bay, Niisaachewan, and Wauzhushk Onigum signed the Unity Agreement in October of 2018. This agreement marks the beginning of the Niiwin Wendaanimok (‘Four Winds’) Partnership. In the spirit of reconciliation, MTO has agreed to partnering with the Niiwin Wendaanimok moving forward on the twinning project. Although the nature and terms of this partnership are still being negotiated, it means the Niiwin Wendaanimok will consult its own people to understand potential social, environmental, and cultural impacts, provide its own reporting, and directly contribute to future decisions on the project. 

To keep community members informed of project developments, the Niiwin Wendaanimok will provide updates through our newsletters. Click on the buttons below to learn more about the project, who your Community Coordinators are, the latest updates and how you can get involved. Meegwetch!


On Nov. 19, 2021, the Niiwin Wendaanimok Partnership and the Ontario Government gathered for a signing ceremony for a granular crushing contract. This important contract initiates early works to produce raw materials for the highway twinning project.
On Dec. 1, 2021, we gathered for an outdoor ceremony to honour those that will be displaced by this granular crushing work.
This video journals the events from both sacred ceremonies.

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