Jasmine Kabatay

Jasmine Kabatay is an Anishinaabe freelance journalist from Seine River First Nation in northwestern Ontario. She is based in Toronto and has written for the Toronto Star, VICE News, and was a national columnist for Metro News (now StarMetro.)

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Meet Whitney Wood, who was recently on Jeopardy! and has Terrace Bay, Ont., roots

Whitney Wood, who's originally from Terrace Bay, Ont., appeared on Jeopardy! last month in an experience she calls one of the coolest in her life.
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This First Nation has a new highway and a water-treatment plant that's 'like our Stanley Cup'

Shoal Lake #40 First Nation is thriving. The community in northwestern Ontario, near the Manitoba-Ontario border, has built Freedom Road, connecting their once-isolated community to the highway, and has a new water-treatment plant that has helped them emerge from a 24-year boil-water advisory.

Giinawind Co. showcases ribbon skirts designs in fashion show

Giinawind Co. in Thunder Bay, Ont. held a fashion show featuring the work of 13 First Nation designers. The artists designed ribbon skirts based on their interpretations of the 13 moons.

Virtual singing competition aims to discover talent in northwestern Ontario

Earthling Art Collective is hosting a virtual singing competition for northwestern Ontario BIPOC youth, where the top three prizes are a cash prize and the chance to create their own music video and single.

Thunder Bay, Ont., company helps Gwich'in community in N.W.T. preserve language, cultural teachings with tech

The company ORIGIN of Thunder Bay, Ont., recently returned from Fort McPherson, N.W.T., to help the Gwich'in community preserve language and traditional practices through virtual reality technology.

New study adds to body of proof connecting mercury poisoning to health issues in Grassy Narrows

A recent study has been released and the findings from the report show evidence that the community’s exposure to mercury shows links between long term and past mercury exposure and current symptoms.

Uride driver and passenger reunite after lifesaving trip to the hospital

The last time Ayush Dighorikar and Dave King saw each other, the driver was helping save his passenger's life. More than a month later, Dighorikar — a driver for the Uride service in Thunder Bay — and King reunited.

Fighting Walleye to host Orange Wave Night hockey game to honour Indigenous teammates

Fighting Walleye are hosting an Orange Wave Night to honour their current and future Indigenous players, and help bring inclusivity and reconciliation to the sport.
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Being Black in Thunder Bay: A look at the experiences of 4 residents of the Ontario city

During protests across North America in 2020, in the wake of the death of American George Floyd, some 2,000 residents of Thunder Bay, Ont., were out in full force during one rally, carrying signs and chanting "Black Lives Matter." As part of Black History Month, CBC News spoke with four Thunder Bay residents about their experiences.

Valentine's Day Memorial Walk in Thunder Bay takes a virtual turn

The 15th annual Valentine's Day Memorial Walk in Thunder Bay, Ont., is set to go virtual Monday, and this year will honour missing and murdered Indigenous men and boys as well as women and girls.