Jody Porter

Senior Reporter

Jody Porter is a senior reporter based in Thunder Bay, Ont. She is the recipient of a Debwewin Citation from the Anishinabek Nation for excellence in reporting on First Nations issues and a Massey College Clarkson Laureate in recognition of public service.

Latest from Jody Porter

Indigenous Services moves to end water crisis in Neskantaga First Nation 'as quickly as possible'

The federal government is moving to support people displaced by a water crisis in a remote First Nation in northwestern Ontario and is working to end the 25-year boil water advisory "as quickly as possible," says Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller.
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Eagle Lake First Nation Elder maintains hunger strike to protest 'oppressive' child welfare system

A woman from Eagle Lake First Nation in northern Ontario is entering her seventh day of a hunger strike after being denied access to her great-grandchildren last weekend by a child welfare agency.

Pride group calls for ban on anti-LGBTQ2 missionaries entering Canada

Borderland Pride is asking the federal government to investigate American members of an evangelical Christian group that works with youth in northwestern Ontario First Nations after concerns were raised that their homophobic messages are having tragic consequences.

Use your COVID-19 awareness to help First Nations kids breathe easier, doctor urges

Dr. Tom Kovesi's latest research, in partnership with remote First Nations in northern Ontario, shows children there were up to 16 times more likely to suffer from respiratory illness than other Canadian children.

Ontario must act to prevent hidden deforestation, environmental group says

Wildlands League releases new online tool to help local residents see 'logging scars' in Ontario's boreal forest and press government for action to prevent them.

Canada's longest-standing First Nations boil water advisory will end in 2018, Liberals say

The Liberal government says it will spend $8.8 million to upgrade, renovate and improve the water plant in Neskantaga First Nation, a northern Ontario community that has been without safe tap water since 1995.

Inquest into death of First Nations man kicked, beaten and stepped on by police wraps up this week

The police officers who held a handcuffed First Nations man face-down on the floor with their boots on his back told an inquest into his death that they followed their training in "pain compliance" and "positional advantage."

First Nations woman dies after being hit by trailer hitch thrown from passing car in Thunder Bay, Ont.

A First Nations woman who was hit by a trailer hitch, thrown from a passing car in Thunder Bay, Ont., last January, has died.

Ontario announces $85M to clean up mercury near Grassy Narrows, Wabaseemoong First Nations

A "historic" $85-million contribution from the Ontario government will fund the cleanup of mercury contamination near Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong First Nations in northern Ontario.

Tanya Kappo resigns from MMIWG national inquiry staff

The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls has lost a high-profile staff member.

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