Waubgeshig Rice


Waubgeshig Rice is a multi-platform journalist reporting for CBC's Ontario markets. Originally from Wasauksing First Nation on Georgian Bay, he's now based in the CBC Sudbury newsroom. You can email him at waubgeshig.rice@cbc.ca and follow him on Twitter @waub.

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Ontario election gave First Nations a voice at Queen's Park, but will Ford government hear it?

With the dust from the Ontario election settling and the Doug Ford era about to get underway, many Indigenous voters are left wondering just how much of an impact their ballots will have on the future of the province.

Closing arguments begin in Sudbury in landmark treaty annuity case

Closing arguments are underway in Sudbury in a landmark case involving treaty annuities for First Nations in Ontario under the Robinson-Huron and Robinson-Superior treaties.

Doug Ford visits northern Ontario for 2nd time in less than a month

For the second time in less than a month, Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford is visiting cities in northern Ontario to rally support ahead of next month's provincial election.

Attawapiskat entrepreneur expands eatery amid expensive challenges

An Attawapiskat First Nation entrepreneur is expanding his eatery while dealing with the unique challenges of running a business in a remote northern community.

Entrepreneur hopes to make ice fishing invention a bigger catch in more stores

Ice fishing season is winding down in many parts of the province, but one northern Ontario entrepreneur is already looking ahead to next season to get his invention called 'The Trigger' on more store shelves across Canada.

Moose tracking app brings Indigenous knowledge and modern technology together

In an effort to merge traditional Anishinaabe hunting knowledge with modern technology, a Sudbury biologist is working with First Nations to equip them with a new smartphone app to help track Ontario's declining moose population.

Métis poet searches far and wide for artifacts to 'bring them home'

When he's not writing or teaching, a Métis poet and university professor dedicates his time to searching antiques shops and online auction sites for Métis artwork and artifacts in hopes of "bringing them home."

Treaty annuity case a 'historical landmark' for Ontario First Nations

As a landmark case involving treaty annuities for Ontario First Nations continues in Sudbury, people representing the communities at the hearings believe it's a historic moment that will serve as an important record for generations to come.

Indigenous architects prepare to bring their work to the world stage

A team of Indigenous architects from across the country is getting ready to represent Canada in a prestigious international architecture competition, the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Ontario First Nations acquire 14 million shares of Hydro One

First Nations in Ontario have acquired 2.4 per cent of Hydro One in a deal with the province aimed at creating wealth and promoting economic development in communities.