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Archive - 1999 - Content

March 11th

Chance meeting re-unites brother

Ringo Fiddler was filling his gas tank in Round Lake when he heard the shouting.

Racist hate mail received at Mishkeegogamang band office

An unsigned letter sent to the Mishkeegogamang band office is hate literature under the criminal code, according to Pickle Lake O.P.P.

Mushkegowuk Council presents legal challenge to Ontario's Workfare

On Feb. 11, in the Media Room of the Ontario Legislative Assembly in Toronto, Mushkegowuk Council officially announced their legal challenge to the Ontario Works Act, 1997 (Workfare).

Wawatay to benefit from new national Aboriginal network

While the announcement of a national Aboriginal television network broke new ground in the industry last month, there is still much ground work to be done before the airwaves crackle with Aboriginal content this September.

Famous artist looks to the past

The metal sculptures that guard the entrance to the Thunder Bay Art Gallery were done by First Nations artist Ahmoo Angeconeb in 1995.

Former teen mom reflects on successful living

According to statistics, Debbie Chrisjohn should be divorced and living below the poverty line.

Aboriginal language month time for celebration, preservation

When it comes to language, Wawatay Aboriginal-language translator Christina Keesic would like the chance to raise her children again.

Out of the Cold shelter prizes community commitment over cash

For the Sioux Lookout Out of the Cold program, volunteers have often been more difficult to come by than money.

Traditional feasting fills people with the Creator's goodness

Like all religions, it is said that everything has a time and purpose. In Native spirituality though, that statement is a given.

March 10th

Work will stop, but not soon enough for Aroland protesters

All forestry activities in the Nakina and Ogoki Forests will cease at the end of the month if First Nations and the Buchanan Group don't resume mediation, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Students breathe easier at Sandy Lake school

Now that students in Sandy Lake are back to full days of study, the administrators are trying to figure out how to add 27 days to the year.

Minister of Indian Affairs praises Northern Chiefs move

Indian Affairs Minister Jane Stewart applauded the anticipated business partnerships between Red Lake entrepreneurs and their First Nations neighbours during a visit to the community on Feb 27.

Northern Bands tournament develops family focus

Signs of the Northern Bands Hockey Tournament maturity can be seen in more than just it's 20th anniversary banner this year.

K-Net receives $98,000

Five years ago the Keewaytinook Okimakanak Tribal Council (Northern Chiefs) had a dream to provide telecommunications to their communities.

Man killed in Constance Lake house fire

The brother of a man killed in a house fire in Constance Lake is upset by the way police handled security at the scene.