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June 12th, 2014

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.

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.