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ᐅᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐠ ᓂᑲᑌᐢᑲᐊᐧᐠ ᐃᒪ ᐱᑲᐣᒋᑲᒥᐣᐠ
ᒥᔑᐣ ᑲᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑯᓯᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᒪ ᐱᑲᐣᒋᑲᒥᐣᐠ ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᐊᐸᐣ ᒋᐃᐢᑯᓄᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᐱ 25 ᐅᑎᐢᑯᓂᐦᐃᐁᐧᐠ ᑲᑭ ᒪᒐᓂᐣᐨ ᐅᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᒥᓇᐊᐧ ᑲᑭᐱᒥᑯᓇᑲᓂᐠ.
ᐃᑫᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᐅᑎᐢᑯᓂᐦᐃᐁᐧᐠ ᐅᑭ ᒪᒥᑎᓀᐣᑕᒧᐦᐃᑯᓇᐊᐧ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᐢᑕᐦᐃ ᑲᐊᑲᐧᑯᔑᐊᐧᓂᐣᐠ ᑲᔑ ᑲᐯᔑᐧᐊᐨ.
ᑫᑲᐟ 700 ᑭᑭᓇᐦᐊᒪᐊᐧᑲᓇᐠ ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᐊᐸᐣ ᒋᐅᐣᒋᔭᐊᐧᐨ ᑫᑕᔑ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑯᓯᐊᐧᐨ, ᑲᔦ ᑲᑭᓇ ᐃᑫᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑲᐃᐢᐸᓂᐠ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᓂᐣᐠ ᑲᑕᔑ ᐃᐢᑯᓄᐊᐧᐸᐣ. 17 ᐊᔭᐊᐧᐠ 12 ᑲᐊᑯᐢᑲᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑎᐢᑯᓂᐣᐠ ᑲᑲᑫᐧ ᑭᔑᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑯᓯᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᓄᑯᑦ ᑲᐊᐦᑭᐊᐧᐠ, ᒥᑕᐢ ᐊᐸᐣ ᐁᐃᔑᓇᑲᐧᐠ ᒋᐸᓂᓭᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᑯᓯᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᓄᑯᑦ ᑲᐊᐦᑭᐊᐧᐠ ᒥᓇ ᓇᐣᑕ ᑲᔦ ᐊᐸᐣ ᐁᑲ ᒋᑭ ᑭᔑᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑯᓯᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ.
ᑲᓇᑕ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᐣ ᒥᓇ ᐱᑲᐣᒋᑲᒥᐣᐠ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᐣ ᒍᓇ ᐢᑎᕑᐊᐣᐠ ᐃᑭᑐᐊᐧᐠ ᐁᐊᓄᑲᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᒋᐊᐧᐁᐧᔑᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᐃᑫᐧᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᐊᐧᑲᐦᐃᑲᓇᐣ ᒥᓇᐊᐧ ᒋᑭ ᐱᑭᐁᐧᐢᑲᐊᐧᐸᐣ ᐅᑭᑭᐦᐊᒪᑫᐠ. ᑲᓇᑕ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᐣ ᐃᑭᑐ ᒋᑭ ᑭᐁᐧ ᐸᐦᑭᓯᐣᑭᐸᐣ ᐃᒪ ᑲᐃᐢᐸᐠ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑫᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐣᐠ ᑲᑕᔑᐢᑯᓄᐊᐧᐨ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᑭᔐᐸᐊᐧᑕᑭᓇᑦ 18 ᐃᓇᐣᑭᓯᐨ.
Teachers leave Pikangikum
Most students in Pikangikum are home from school after 25 teachers left the community last week.
The teachers were concerned about high levels of mould in the teacherages they live in.
Nearly 700 students were left without classes, including all of the high school students. There are 17 Grade 12 students trying to graduate high school this year, but they may lose out on much of the school year and their chance to finish.
The federal government and Pikangikum Chief Jonah Strang both say they are working to get the homes repaired so the teachers can return soon. The government says it wants to have high school classes running by Jan. 18.
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ᐊᐧᑲᐦᐃᑲᓂᐃᐧ ᔓᓂᔭ ᑲᐸᑭᑎᓇᑲᓄᐨ ᑭᔑᒋᐊᐧᓄᐣᐠ
ᑲᓇᑕ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᐣ ᐅᑭ ᐸᑭᑎᓇᐣ ᐃᒪ ᑭᔐᒋᐊᐧᓄᐣᐠ $3.25 ᒣᓫᐃᔭᐣ ᑕᓴᐧᐱᐠ ᔓᓂᔭ ᑫᐊᐧᑲᐦᐃᑲᑫᐊᐧᐨ.
ᐅᑭᒪᑲᐣ ᐊᐣᑕᓄ ᓴᐧᓇᒪᐣ ᐃᑭᑐ ᐊᐁᐧ ᔓᓂᔭ ᑲᐸᑭᑎᓇᑲᓄᐨ ᐃᑫᐧᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᐅᐊᐧᑲᐦᐃᑫᐠ ᒋᑭ ᐅᐣᒋ ᐅᔑᑐᐊᐧᐸᐣ ᑲᒥᓇᐧᔑᑭᐣ ᐊᐧᑲᐦᐃᑲᓇᐣ.
ᐊᐁᐧ ᔓᓂᔭ ᑲᐸᑭᑎᓇᑲᓄᐨ ᒥᐦᐃᒪ ᑲᐅᐣᒋᓭᐨ 2007 ᑲᑭ ᓇᑯᒥᑐᐊᐧᐸᐣ ᑭᔑᒋᐊᐧᐣ ᒥᓇ ᑲᓇᑕ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᐣ ᒋ “ᐅᔑᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᑲᐧᔭᐠ ᒋᔑᓇᑲᐧᐠ ᐊᐧᑲᐦᐃᑲᓇᐣ, ᒥᓇ ᒋᐅᐣᒋ ᒥᓄᔭᒪᑲᐠ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᐣ” ᐃᐦᐃᒪ ᓀᑫ ᓇᓀᐤ ᑭᒋᑲᑦ ᒉᒥᐢ ᐯ ᑲᔑᐊᔭᐠ ᐅᐁᐧ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᐣ.
ᓴᐧᓇᒪᐣ ᐃᑭᑐ ᐃᐁᐧ ᒪᐊᐧᐨ ᑲᐃᐢᐸᐣᑭᑌᑭᐣ ᐊᐧᑲᐦᐃᑲᓇᐣ ᑲᐅᔑᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᐅᒪ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᐣᐠ ᐃᐁᐧ ᑕᐢ ᑲᐅᐣᒋᓯᓭᐠ ᐱᓇᒪ ᐁᒪ̇ᒪᓂᐁᐧᐸᐦᐊᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᔦᓇᓀᐃᐧᒥᓯᐨ ᐊᐢᑭᑭ ᒥᓇ ᒪᐢᑭᐠ, ᐁᑲᐧ ᑕᐢ ᐊᐸᐣ ᐁᐊᐦᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᓀᐊᐧᐣᐠ ᓇᐊᐧᐨ ᒋᑭ ᐅᐣᒋ ᒪᐢᑲᐊᐧᑭᑌᑭᐸᓂᐣ ᐊᐧᑲᐦᐃᑲᓇᐣ.
Housing money for Kashechewan
The federal government has given Kashechewan $3.25 million to build new homes.
Chief Jonathon Solomon says the money will allow skilled tradespeople from the community to build quality homes.
The money is part of a 2007 commitment between Kashechewan and the federal government to “build a well-functioning, safe and healthy community” on its traditional site along the James Bay coast.
Solomon said the high cost of housing in the community is due to the fact they have to scrape off eight feet of soil and muskeg, and fill the hole with gravel in order to lay a stable and secure foundation.
ᐊᐧᑯᔑᐠ ᒥᓇ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᑲᐣ ᓴᐧᕑᐃᐟ ᑯᓫᑦ ᑲᐃᔑᓂᑲᑌᐠ
ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᐅᓇᑯᓂᑫᐃᐧᑭᒪ ᐅᑭ ᐃᓇᔓᐊᐧᓇᐸᓂᐣ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᑲᐣ ᓴᐧᕑᐃᐟ ᑯᓫᑦ ᑲᐃᔑᓂᑲᑌᐠ ᒋᐳᓂ ᓇᓇᐣᑕᐊᐧᓯᓂᐁᐧᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᓇ ᒋᐳᓂ ᐸᑯᓀᐦᐃᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᒪ ᐊᐧᑯᔑᐠ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐦᑭᑲᐣᐠ.
ᐅᓇᑯᓂᑫᐃᐧᑭᒪ ᐅᑭ ᒥᓇᐣ 120 ᑭᔑᑲ ᒥᓂᑯᐠ ᒋᐊᔭᒥᐦᐊᒋᐣ ᐊᐧᑯᔑᐠ ᐃᐢᑯᓂᑲᐣ “ᑲᐧᔭᐠ ᒋᔑᓇᑲᐧᓂᐣᐠ” ᐅᓇᑭᐢᑲᒋᑫᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ.
ᐊᐧᑯᔑᐠ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᐣ ᑌᐱᐟ ᐸᐱᐣ ᑭᐃᑭᑐ ᐃᐁᐧ ᐅᓀᐣᒋᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐁᐅᓇᑕᒪᐃᐧᐣᑕᐧ ᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᑫᐃᐧᓂᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᒋᑭᒋᓀᐣᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐣ ᑲᑭ ᓇᐦᑯᒪᐸᐣ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᒥᓇ ᐅᒪᓂᑐᐃᐧ ᒥᓂᑯᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ.
ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᒪᔑ ᒋᓇᑭᐢᑲᑎᐊᐧᐨ ᒋᐊᓂᒧᑕᒪᑎᐊᐧᐨ ᐊᓂᐣ ᑫᑭᔑ ᓇᐦᐃᓭᓂᑭᐸᐣ ᑫᑯᓇᐣ ᑲᑭ ᐃᓇᔓᐊᐧᓂᑯᐊᐧᐸᐣ ᐅᓇᑯᓂᑫᐃᑭᒪᐣ
Wahgoshig vs Solid Gold
An Ontario court judge ordered Solid Gold Resources to stop exploration and drilling work on Wahgoshig First Nation’s traditional lands.
The judge gave the company 120 days to consult with Wahgoshig in a “meaningful” way.
Wahgoshig Chief David Babin said the decision sets a precedent that exploration companies have to take Aboriginal and treaty rights seriously.
The two sides have not yet met to discuss the meaningful consultation ordered by the judge.
ᑲᐃᐧᐣ ᓇᐣᑕᐁᐧᐣᑕᑲᐧᓯᓄᐣ ᑲᐱᒋᐳᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧᐣᑭᐣ ᑭᐁᐧᑎᓄᐠ
ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᑭᒋ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᐣ ᐃᑭᑐ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᐁᑲ ᐃᐧᑲ ᒋᐸᑭᑎᓇᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᑫᐧᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᑭᒋᐊᐸᒋᑕᑲᓇᐣ ᑲᐊᓂ ᔑᑲᐃᐧᐊᐸᒋᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᑲᐱᒋᐳᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧᐣᑭᐣ ᐃᒪ ᒋᑕᔑ ᓂᐣᑲᐧᐦᐃᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᑭᐁᐧᑎᓄᐣᐠ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ.
ᐊᑎᐟ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᑭᐁᐧᑎᓄᐣᐠ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᐅᒪᒥᑎᓀᐣᑕᓇᐊᐧ ᒋᑭ ᐊᔭᑭᐸᐣ ᑫᔑ ᓇᐦᐃᑭᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᑭᒋᐊᐸᒋᑕᑲᓇᐣ ᑲᐊᓂ ᔑᑲᐃᐧᐊᐸᒋᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᑲᐱᒋᐳᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧᐣᑭᐣ. ᐅᑫᐧᓂᐊᐧᐣ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐊᐧᐊᐧ, ᓂᐱᑲᐣ, ᔑᕑᐊᔾᐱᕑ ᒥᓇ ᐅᑕᐃᐧᑲᐃᐧ ᐸᐃᐧᑎᐠ.
ᑭᒋᐊᐸᒋᑕᑲᓇᐣ ᑲᐊᓂ ᔑᑲᐃᐧᐊᐸᒋᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᑲᐱᒋᐳᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧᐣᑭᐣ ᑲᓂᑲᓂ ᐱᒧᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᑭᑐᐊᐧᐠ ᐁᐃᐧ ᓂᐣᑲᐧᐦᐊᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᑲᔑᑲᐃᐧᐊᐸᒋᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᔪᕑᐁᓂᔭᑦ ᑭᒋᐱᐊᐧᐱᑯᐣ ᑲᐱᒋᐳᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧᐣᑭᐣ ᐅᒪ ᑲᓇᑕ ᓀᑫ, ᓇᐣᑕ ᐃᐦᐃᒪ ᑭᐁᐧᑎᓄᐣᐠ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ, ᒪᓇᑐᐸ ᓇᐣᑕ ᓴᐢᑲᒋᐊᐧᐣ.
ᑲᑫᐧᒋᒪᑲᓄᐊᐧᐠ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᒋᒪᓯᓇᐦᐅᑎᓱᐊᐧᐨ ᑭᐢᐱᐣ ᒪᒥᑎᓀᐣᑕᒧᐊᐧᑫᐧᐣ ᒋᑕᑯᐱᐦᐅᐣᑕᐧ ᐃᒪ ᑫᔑ ᒪᒥᑎᓀᐣᑕᑲᐧᓂᐣᐠ ᐅᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᐣᐠ ᒋᐊᐸᑕᓂᐣᐠ ᒋᑭ ᐃᔑ ᓂᐣᑲᐧᐦᐃᑲᑌᑲᐧᐸᐣ ᑭᒋᐊᐸᒋᑕᑲᓇᐣ ᑲᐊᓂ ᔑᑲᐃᐧᐊᐸᒋᒋᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᑲᐱᒋᐳᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧᐣᑭᐣ.
ᐊᒥᑕᐢ ᐁᔑ ᑭᑫᐣᑕᑲᐧᐠ ᑭᐁᐧᑎᓄᐣᐠ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓇᐣ ᐁᒪᒥᑎᓀᐣᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᐁᐧᓂ ᐁᑲ ᐱᓇᒪ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᐣ ᐃᐢᑯᓂᑲᓇᐣ.
No nuclear waste: NAN
Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief says First Nations will never allow nuclear waste to be buried in northern Ontario.
A number of communities in northern Ontario have expressed interest in having a nuclear waste burial facility. Those communities include Wawa, Nipigon, Schrieber and Ear Falls.
The Nuclear Waste Management Organization wants to bury rods of uranium somewhere in the Canadian shield, either in northern Ontario, Manitoba or Saskatchewan. It is asking communities to sign up if they are interested in being included on the list of potential sites for the facility.
It seems northern Ontario communities are expressing interest without consulting their First Nations neighbours.
ᐁᒪᑯᔐᑭᔑᑲᐃᐧ ᒪᑯᔐᐦᐃᐣᑕᐧ ᑭᒋᔭᐦᐊᐠ
ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᔑᒪᑲᓂᔥ ᒣᓫ ᑯᓫᐢ ᐸᐣᑭ ᐸᑲᐣ ᑫᑯᐣ ᑭᐃᔑᒋᑫ ᓄᑯᑦ ᑲᑭ ᒪᑯᔐᑭᔑᑲᐠ – ᐁᑭ ᐱᑐᔕᑭᐣ ᐊᐢᑭᐸᐧᐊᐧᐣ ᒥᓇ ᐁᑭ ᑭᔑᓴᐧᐨ ᑭᒋᐱᓀᐊᐧᐣ.
ᑯᓫᐢ ᒥᓇ ᐅᐃᐧᒋᐊᐧᑲᓇᐣ ᐅᑭ ᐱᑐᔕᓇᐊᐧ ᓂᒥᑕᓇ ᑕᓱᑯᓯᑲᐧᐣ ᐊᐢᑭᐸᐧᐊᐧᐣ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑕᐢ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᐠ ᑲᑭ ᐃᐧᒋᑕᐧᐊᐧᐨ ᐃᒪ ᒪᐢᑭᑲᐧᑲᒪᐣᐠ ᐸᐣᐟ ᐊᐧᐱᐢ ᐁᑭ ᑭᓱᓴᐧᐊᐧᐨ ᓂᑯᑕᐧᓯ ᑭᒋᐱᓀᐊᐧᐣ.
49 ᑭᒋᔭᐦᐊᐠ ᑭᑭᔑᑌᐳᓇᐊᐧᐠ ᐃᒪ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᐣᐠ ᐁᑲᐧ ᑕᐢ ᔑᒪᑲᓂᔕᐠ ᐅᑭ ᐊᔭᑭᓀᐃᐧᑐᓇᐊᐧ ᒥᒋᒪᐣ.
“ᒥᑐᓂ ᒥᓇᐧᔑᐣ ᐁᓇᑯᑕᒪᐃᐧᐣᑕᐧ ᑕᔑᑫᐃᐧᓂᐣᐠ ᑲᑲᐯᔑᐊᐧᐨ ᐸᑲᐣ ᐁᐃᓇᓄᑭᐊᐧᐨ ᔑᒪᑲᓂᔕᐠ,” ᑯᓫᐢ ᐃᑭᑐ.
Christmas meals for elders
Nishnawbe-Aski Police Senior Constable Mel Coles did something a little different this past Christmas – peeled potatoes and cooked turkey.
Coles and his wife peeled 40 pounds of potatoes while volunteers from the Mishkeegogamang band office cooked six turkeys.
The food was prepared for 49 elders in the community and delivered by the police force.
“It’s nice for the community to see a different side of policing,” Coles said.
NAPS also opened two new detachments, one in Sandy Lake and the other in Fort Severn.
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