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December 22nd

Couchiching First Nation youth Larissa Desrosiers sings

Larissa Desrosiers sings to a packed crowd at the first annual Youth Talent Showcase in Couchiching First Nation.

December 21st

Fort William settles land claims

The provincial and federal governments and Fort William First Nation announced Dec. 16 the final settlement of a 160-year-old land claim.

Wabigoon Lake orders company off traditional lands

Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation served notice to a mineral exploration company on Nov. 21 to cease operations in the community’s traditional territory until the two sides sign an agreement.

WRN to broadcast NHL games

The Wawatay Radio Network (WRN) in Timmins will be broadcasting seven NHL games in the Cree language in the New Year.

Inaugural hockey tournament proves successful

In an exciting 2-1 double-overtime victory, Sudbury’s Copper Cliff Hawks defeated the Moose Factory Scrappers to win the inaugural Taykwa Tagamou Nation Men’s Recreational Tournament championship.

Northwestern Ontario youth win writers award

Parker Waswa from Fort Hope and Charmaine Thomas from Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug are two of the six young Aboriginal writers from across Ontario that received a James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award at Queen’s Park Dec. 15.

Cree artist changes focus

Cree artist Betty Albert has changed the focus of her work after working on “women’s art” over the past 20 years.

Challenge yourself

I was asked recently if I wanted to act in a film.

Youth role models reaching out to peers across region

Three First Nations youth from Thunder Bay have a message: Get inspired!

Fundraiser helps homeless youth in Thunder Bay

A music fundraiser to support youth living on their own or on the street took place Dec. 5 at the Learning Café in Thunder Bay.