RSMIN's Chief and Council have been working on designing a flag that represents us the citizens of Red Sky Métis Independent Nation for just over a year. We hope you like what you see and feel proud to fly one as one of our RSMIN citizens. For the full design thought behind the flag click on "Read More"
The flag design represents our unique heritage. The Canoe, Beaver pellet, Gun and Paddle represents our traditional way of life as Trappers and Hunters. The 84 represents that we are the descendants of the 84 half breeds that were mentioned by Robinson in the creation of the Robinson Superior Treaty in 1850. The Fort and Teepee represents bridging the way of life between Indigenous and European peoples. The Fleur-de-lis and Medicine Wheel represents that we are mixed descendants. The Trees and Lakes represent the land scape on NWO. The Red Sky represents the navigational and forecasting tools that our ancestors used and for which we are named.
If you have any questions please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at (807)623-4635 extension 115.Read More
The White Metal Resources and Exploration Company notice of mobilization of exploration activities for Exploration Permit PR-21-000175 and PR-20-000267 (Tower Stock Project).
If you will be hunting or in the area, please note the signs posted on the road for your safety in that area. Commence exploration activities program will begin on November 17, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Mineral Development Advisor at email@example.com or call (807) 623-4635 ext.210.Read More
Learn more information on the Jack pine budworm with this quick slide presentation below and if there is anything being done to stop them.Read More
Mineral Development Advisor
Red Sky Métis Independent Nation – Thunder Bay, ON
What is Black Ash and why is it endangered?
Black Ash is a medium-sized, shade-intolerant hardwood tree species that occurs on moist to wet sites such as swamps, bogs, and riparian areas. While Black Ash is still relatively common throughout Ontario, declines are based on significant damage and death that has occurred in areas affected by Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Black ash is classified as endangered in Ontario based on projected declines in the total number of individuals of greater than 70% over the next 100 years (2 generations). Currently, 53% of the Ontario range is considered susceptible to EAB, and 78.16 – 99.98% of the Ontario range could be affected over the next two generations due to climate change.
What is the Ministry proposing?
When a species is added to the Species at Risk List, it and its habitat must be protected. The Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks (MECP) is proposing a wait period of two years from the time it is added to the Species at Risk in Ontario (SARO) list until it cannot be harvested any longer. Because black ash is an important and widespread species, changes to the Act would affect forestry, development, infrastructure, agriculture as well as Indigenous considerations. Black ash is used for tool handles, furniture, woven baskets and paneling, among others.
During the 2-year period, they will gather scientific and socioeconomic information to offer a customized protection to the black ash.
Please click on Read More to fill in the quick survey.Read More
Impala Canada found another way to help out RSMIN Students with Indspire, to apply visit https://indispire.caRead More
Thank you to all of our Sponsors for making this event a success.Read More
Slash pile burn for Nagagamai forest, RSMIN citizens interested in collecting the firewood from these piles can do so without a permit.
See the map under Read More for locations of these piles. Fuelwood will be burned starting in October 2021 thru to December 2021.Read More
The Quarternary Mining and Exploration Company notice of mobilization of exploration activities for Exploration Permit PR-18-000133 (Hardrock Project), PR-18-000134 (Geraldton Longlac Project) and PR-18-000136 (Hol-Lac Project).
If you will be hunting or in the area please note the signs posted on the road for your safety in that area. Commence drill program will June 22, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Colleen Kurcinka at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (807) 632-8329.Read More
Portofino Resources notice of mobilization of exploration activities for Exploration Permits PR-20-000361 and PR-20-000378 (Gold Creek Project)
If you will be hunting or in the area, please note the signs posted on the road for your safety. The drill program will commence before March 31, 2021 with no set end date. If you have any questions please contact Colleen Kurcinka at email@example.com or call (807)623-4635 extension 210. Click on Read More to see the location.Read More
White Resources notice of mobilization of exploration activities for Exploration Permit PR-20-000267 the Tower Stock Project.
If you will be hunting or in the area please note the signs posted on the road for your safety in that area. Commence drill program will February 1, 2021. If you have any question please contact Colleen Kurcinka at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (807)623-4635 extension 210.Read More
RSMIN is looking for a RSMIN citizen who would be interested in participating in Ogimaawin Indigenous Education Council with Lakehead University.
For more information on the Council please click on Read More.Read More
Wrecked, Abandoned, Dilapidated and hazardous vessels (known as vessels of concern, or VOCs) can pose risks to the environment, public health and safety, local interests such as fishing and tourism, and also to culturally sensitive area. The National Strategy on Wrecked and Abandoned Vessels, part of the federal government's Oceans Protection Plan, aims to prevent the occurrence of new VOCs and address those that already exist in Canadian waters. The Coast Guard has been notified of a wreck in Port Coldwell, Ontario (48.756767, -86.535984) we are asking for your feedback on what should happen to these VOCs? Your input would be appreciated especially if you live in the area of Port Coldwell, Ontario. For more information click on "read more"Read More