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June 12th, 2014

Fort William continues court battle against wind project

Fort William First Nation recently achieved success after an Ontario court decided it would not intervene in Horizon Wind’s application to construct a wind farm near the community.

ᐸᐧᐟ ᐃᐧᓫᐃᔭᑦ ᐅᐱᒥ ᓇᑲᐡᑲᓇᐊᐧ ᑲᐃᐧᐅᔑᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᓄᑎᐣ ᐃᐡᑯᑌᑫᐃᐧᐣ

ᐸᐧᐟ ᐃᐧᓫᐃᔭᑦ ᐃᐡᑯᓂᑲᓂᐠ ᓄᑯᒥᑫ ᑭᔕᑯᒋᒋᑫᐸᓂᐠ ᐊᐱ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᑎᐸᑯᓂᑫᐃᐧᓂᐠ ᑲᑭᐅᐣᒋ ᐅᓀᑕᑲᐧᑭᐸᐣ ᐁᑲ ᐃᒪ ᒋᑭᐅᐣᒋᐅᓀᑕᑲᐧᐠ ᒋᓇᑲᓇᐡᑲᐊᐧᑲᓄᐨ ᐦᐊᕑᐊᔾᓯᐣ ᐃᐧᐣᐟ ᑲᑭᑲᑫᐧᑌᐸᐣ ᒋᐅᓇᑭᑐᒋᐣ ᓄᑎᓄᐠ ᐃᐡᑯᑌᑫᐃᐧᐣ ᐯᔓᐨ ᐃᐡᑯᓂᑲᓂᐠ.

Sandy Lake, Pik youth showcase dance moves

More than 20 youth from four different First Nation communities took part in Outside Looking In (OLI)’s 7th Annual Show in Toronto this past May at the Winter Garden Theater.

Mushkegowuk Grand Chief Stan Louttit passes

Mushkegowuk Grand Chief Stan Louttit, a James Bay leader who has been involved in First Nations politics for more than 30 years, died in the early hours of June 10.

Crime as a Spiritual Crisis

Hard, honest discussions between First Nation leaders and members of the legal profession are not common, in my experience, but they do happen.

Lac Seul and Hudson planning homecoming for late June

Lac Seul has joined the neighbouring community of Hudson for a homecoming celebration in late June.

Dog team rides a “blast from the past”

Lac Seul’s Jesse Terry and his sled dog team brought the past back to life for a number of First Nation communities this past winter.

Sequin arts and crafts show held in Thunder Bay

Wauzhusk Onigum’s John Paul Lavand is looking forward to showing his art at the upcoming Northern Ontario Aboriginal Fine Arts and Crafts Exhibition and Sale in downtown Toronto.

Wagamese receives honourary degree from Lakehead University

Acclaimed First Nations author Richard Wagamese received an honourary Doctor of Letters from Lakehead University on May 31.

Three Lakehead University alumni honoured with awards

Lac Seul artist Ahmoo Angeconeb and two other First Nation Lakehead University alumni were among the five honoured at the 2014 Lakehead University Alumni Awards Dinner.

Martin Aboriginal youth program expands

Community members gathered to learn about the Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program (AYEP) coming to Sioux Lookout’s high school were given an assignment.

Aroland rejects proposed open pit mine near Geraldton

Aroland has rejected the open pit mine proposed by Premier Gold Mines Limited near Geraldton over environmental concerns, including destruction of a 16-acre lake.

Raise Awareness golf tourney enters fourth year

The fourth annual Raise Awareness Together golf tournament is set to tee off on June 27 in Thunder Bay.

NOSM researchers feasted for work on vaccine

Two Northern Ontario School of Medicine researchers were recently feasted by Lac Seul for their research into a vaccine for a bacterial pathogen that affects First Nations people.