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November 13th, 2014

Pikangikum awards construction contract

The construction of a new school for Pikangikum First Nation is underway after it recently award the contract to design and build the school.

Fort William rejects CN proposal to create one-lane route

Fort William First Nation has declined a recent CN proposal to create a one-lane vehicle traffic route over the James Street Bridge.

Veterans honoured on Aboriginal Veterans Day

Aboriginal veterans were honoured by First Nations leaders across Canada on Aboriginal Veterans Day — Nov. 8.

Royalty hosted by 2014 NADF business awards recipient

One of the 24th Annual NADF (Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund) Business Awards recipients recently hosted royalty in his bed and breakfast.

Long Lake #58 youth proud of Noront t-shirt design

Long Lake #58’s Wyatt Waboose is proud of the work he put into his winning Noront t-shirt design.

First Nation students are superheroes: Bunnuck

First Nation students are superheroes, according to Moose Cree’s Stan Wesley, who is also known for his Bunnuck character.

Lac Seul students win Lego contest at Indspire gathering

A group of Lac Seul elementary school students won the Lego Robotics Mindstorm lesson at Indspire’s Soaring: Indigenous Youth Career Conference, held Oct. 21 in Thunder Bay.

New employment and training centre opens in Kenora

Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong and Ne-Chee Friendship Centre have partnered to open the Ozhibii’igewigamig Employment and Training Centre at the Kenora Market Square in downtown Kenora.

Pictograph site discovered near Poplar Hill airport

Poplar Hill community members are looking to protect a pictograph site that was discovered about a year or two ago near the Keewaytinook Okimakanak community’s airport.

October 30th

Missing and murdered women featured in Magnus Theatre play

Murdered and missing Aboriginal women were brought to life during Magnus Theatre’s presentation of The Hours that Remain, a play by local Metis playwright Keith Barker.

DFC partners with Confederation College to provide trades

Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School has partnered with Confederation College to provide four dual-credit trades courses through a pilot project beginning this fall.

Letter to the Editor: Cowboys and Injuns

I just read the most recent issue of Wawatay News and the story about the federal government keeping track of protests and demonstrations.

Canadian Rangers complete OPP search and rescue course

A group of 14 Canadian Rangers from several remote First Nations from across the Far North of Ontario have completed a specially designed Ontario Provincial Police ground search and rescue operator’s course.

Research shows Biwaase’aa program helps youth succeed

The Aboriginal presence provided by Biwaase’aa youth outreach workers at seven elementary schools in Thunder Bay has increased success rates among Aboriginal students.

Minister of education visits Sioux Lookout school

Lac Seul educators are looking forward to better lab equipment and comfort levels for students once Sioux Lookout’s new $30 million high school opens in 2017.