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June 12th, 2014

Long Lake #58 sisters to perform at NAIG 2014

Long Lake #58 First Nation sisters Natasha and Hannah Fisher will be performing at the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) this July in Regina.

Aboriginal youth Miss Universe Canada finalist

Sagkeeng First Nation member and Thunder Bay resident Melinda Henderson was selected as one of four Miss Universe Canada Finalists during the Miss North Ontario 2014 (MNO) pageant held in Sudbury in early May.

Eabametoong youth self-records ‘electronic, industrial’ album

Pearce Wastaken said the title of his self-released album, Voices Without Words, is the feeling of living in Eabametoong or any other northern community.

Sioux Lookout local launches first children’s book

Sioux Lookout’s Michael Dube recently launched his first illustrated children’s book, titled My Dad, The Snow Plow Man.

Eabametoong counsellor named ONECA’s counsellor of the year

Eabametoong education counsellor Caroline Yesno’s commitment to the pursuit of higher education goals, not only for students but for herself, recently paid off with the Ontario Native Education Counselling Association (ONECA) President’s Counsellor of the Year Award.

June 10th

Mushkegowuk Grand Chief Stan Louttit passes on

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 this morning.

June 3rd

Filmmakers seeking Aboriginal actors in northwestern Ontario this week

Filmmakers will be holding auditions in four communities in northwestern Ontario later this week in hopes of finding Aboriginal actors to star in a feature film to be filmed in August.

May 30th

Bringing you coverage of the provincial election in four ridings

In this issue of Wawatay News, we are pleased to offer you our extensive coverage of the Ontario election for 2014.

How you can become involved in the Ontario election

What is the process? The Premier of Ontario informs the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario that he or she would like to call an election.

Looking back at last Ontario election

On June 12, about 59 polling stations will open on-reserve throughout the four northern ridings of Kenora-Rainy River, Thunder Bay-Atikokan, Thunder Bay-Superior North and Timmins-James Bay to elect their Members of Provincial Parliament (MPP’s).

23 ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᐊᐧᑲᓇᐠ ᐅᑭᔑᑐᓇᐊᐧ ᐅᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑯᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᑌᓇᐢ ᑲᕑᐊᒧᑎ ᐦᐊᔾ ᐢᑯᓫ

ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᐦᐊᔾ ᐢᑯᓫ ᐯᔑᑯᔭᑭ ᐁᑭᑕᔑ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑯᓯᐨ ᐅᑕᓇᐠ ᑲᔭᑭᐊᐧᓂᐠ ᐅᑭᐊᓂᒥᐦᐃᑯᐣ ᐁᐧᐱᑫᐧ ᐁᐅᐣᒋᐨ ᑭᓫᐊᔾᐟ ᒧᓂᔭᐢ ᐅᑭᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑯᐣ ᑲᑭᐊᐣᒋᐡᑲᐸᐣ ᒋᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑯᓯᐨ ᑌᓇᐢ ᑲᕑᐊᒧᑎ ᐦᐊᔾ ᐢᑯᓫ, ᒥᐦᐃᒪ ᑲᑭ ᑭᔑᑐᐨ ᐅᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑯᓯᐃᐧᐣ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᒪᑯᐱᓯᑦ 13 ᐁᑲᐧ ᐊᔑᐨ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᐠ 22 ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᐊᐧᑲᓇᐠ.

DFC celebrates 23 graduates

After struggling in a provincial high school last year, Neskantaga’s Clyde Moonias found a new path to success at Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School, where he graduated on May 13 along with 22 other students.

Wabigoon mourns death of former chief

Community members, family and friends of Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation’s Ruben Cantin Sr. are mourning after the former chief passed away on May 21.

Three charged after fight breaks out in plane

A fight that broke out in a plane carrying Attawapiskat residents has led to three people being charged with assault and endangering the safety of an aircraft.

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