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James Hopkin

James Hopkin

James worked as a video journalist for CTV Northern Ontario in Sault Ste. Marie, APTN National News in Halifax and CBC News in Saskatoon prior to joining SooToday in 2017.
He has worked on television, radio, print and digital news platforms at different points in his career.
Born and raised on Manitoulin Island, James is a proud member of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory.

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Recent Work by James

Former Thessalon First Nation director sues band for $850K over 'wrongful termination'

Former Thessalon First Nation director sues band for $850K over 'wrongful termination'

Mary Jane Wardell claims she was employed by the First Nation for 32 years before being fired and kicked out of the band office without cause
'The urgency is there:' Group proposes Anishinaabe language trust from $10B RHT settlement

'The urgency is there:' Group proposes Anishinaabe language trust from $10B RHT settlement

Proposed amendment to disbursement agreement would see money set aside for language programming in Robinson Huron Treaty territory
$10B Robinson Huron Treaty settlement paid in full — and accruing $1.3M in daily interest

$10B Robinson Huron Treaty settlement paid in full — and accruing $1.3M in daily interest

Litigation team for treaty annuities claim warns against leaking sensitive information after First Nations post confidential details of disbursement process to social media
Former Sault teacher reprimanded for abusing students

Former Sault teacher reprimanded for abusing students

'Shockingly poor judgment': Mario Vallieres physically, verbally and psychologically abused students while employed by French Catholic school board, disciplinary panel finds
BEYOND LOCAL: 'Our reputation has been harmed' - Gen7 Fuel alleges harassment by KPMG

BEYOND LOCAL: 'Our reputation has been harmed' - Gen7 Fuel alleges harassment by KPMG

Discount chain of First Nations gas stations claims court-appointed monitor overseeing restructuring of former fuel supplier is engaging in 'deliberate campaign' to get banks to close its accounts and freeze company assets
'A gathering of our nations': Little NHL celebrates 50 years

'A gathering of our nations': Little NHL celebrates 50 years

The March break tradition has grown from humble beginnings into the largest hockey tournament for First Nations youth in Ontario
Court judgment gives Canada, Ontario 60 days to pay out $10B treaty settlement

Court judgment gives Canada, Ontario 60 days to pay out $10B treaty settlement

Partial judgement ordering funds to be transferred to 21 First Nations included in 1850 Robinson Huron Treaty handed down in Ontario Superior Court this week
Indigenous food sovereignty to be explored at Sault summit

Indigenous food sovereignty to be explored at Sault summit

North Shore Tribal Council hosts event at Water Tower Inn to examine potential solutions for food insecurity in First Nations
Mother charged for daughter's abduction gets court to drop publication ban

Mother charged for daughter's abduction gets court to drop publication ban

'I want it to be public': Court grants Jeanette Niganobe's request to drop publication ban, allowing for all details of the alleged abduction of her daughter to be reported
Done deal: $10-billion Robinson Huron Treaty settlement finalized

Done deal: $10-billion Robinson Huron Treaty settlement finalized

Historic agreement officially signed by all parties; it is anticipated that funds from settlement with Canada, Ontario will begin to flow into First Nations as early as this spring
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