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Lenny Carpenter — Wawatay News

Treaty, encouraging youth part of Louttit’s legacy

Once Stan Louttit was elected as grand chief of Mushkegowuk Tribal Council, he dove right into his work.

Remembering a fearless leader

Stanley James Louttit was born on April 29, 1950 on his family’s traditional homelands at Lake River, located about 100 miles north of Attawapiskat.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Three charged after fight breaks out in plane to Attawapiskat

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

First Nations police program ‘not working’: auditor general

First Nations police services supported by the federal government under the First Nations Policing Program suffer from poor allocation of funds, shabby police facilities, and a lack of transparency from the feds, according to the Auditor General of Canada.

From Hollywood to goose hunting on James Bay

When my college friend Tyler Angeconeb offered me the chance to join him on a trip to Los Angeles to attend a Hollywood premiere, I was esctactic.

Cree superhero hits comic book stores

When Canadian comics artist and writer Jeff Lemire was commissioned by DC Comics to create a new gang of superheroes, one was inspired after he learned about Attawapiskat’s Shannen Koostachin.