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April 3rd, 2014

Wings take flight in junior league, Northern Bands

A temporary banner hangs outside the entrance: “Welcome Northern Bands Hockey Tournament.”

Oshki-Pimache-O-Win students celebrate spring with feast

Grassy Narrows’ Jackie Swain and Roxanne Loon are enjoying their Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute Native Early Childhood Education placements in Thunder Bay.

Dryden tournament participation up, Sioux Lookout down

For those keeping score, the Northern Bands Hockey Tournament in Dryden attracted more than twice as many teams this March Break as its rival, the Northern First Nations Hockey Tournament in Sioux Lookout. Final score: 29-14.

The Red Road Project: Trading Substances for Substance

On a bright midsummer afternoon, Haley Bernard surveyed the Pictou Landing First Nation with mixed feelings.

On the Rez in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug

When four youth in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation decided to send an open invitation for average Canadians to come spend five days in their remote community in northwestern Ontario to build bridges across culture and get a clearer sense of what life on a remote reserve is like, many in the community did not take them seriously.

Stolen Sisters – Silent Screams? Part Two

How ironic that Valentine’s Day, a day that is meant to be filled with love and it’s sweet memories can be a source of so much pain for so many...

Grade 8 students create faces for Faceless Dolls Project

The issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women was recently shared with students in Thunder Bay through Lakehead University’s local faceless dolls project.

First Nations interested in mutual gain: Ovide Mercredi

Former national chief Ovide Mercredi called for mutual advantages from resource development during the Grow Greenstone Expo, held March 17-18 in Thunder Bay.

North Spirit Lake battling bedbugs

North Spirit Lake member and resident Donna Rae and her family have been suffering from a bedbug infestation for the last four years, and the mother of six wants help dealing with the intruders.

NAN women’s forum features talk on lateral violence

The 2014 NAN Women’s Council Forum took place on March 18-20 in Thunder Bay.

Grade 5 student spends day as chief of Lac Seul

A Grade 5 student spent the day as chief of Lac Seul after winning an essay contest.

Pelletier translates art skills to multimedia

Kelsea Pelletier graduated in June 2013 with a diploma of Multimedia Productions from Confederation College and immediately was hired by Matawa First Nations.

Elders need to share traditional knowledge

Mishkeegogamang’s Erin Bottle called for Elders to share more traditional knowledge with youth during a Lakehead University Elders and Youth Round Table.

Education guide aimed at educators, social workers, lawyers

An education guide has been added to the residential school to reconciliation website for use by educators at all levels.