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Lenny Carpenter — Wawatay News

Webequie chief says Ontario moving ‘unilaterally’ ahead on Ring of Fire development

The chief of Webequie First Nation said the Ontario government is failing to live up to its commitment with his community after the province announced the establishment of an infrastructure development corporation on Aug. 28.

Fort Albany members call for appeal of election results

Members of Fort Albany First Nation are calling for the appeal of its recent election results and the chief electoral officer said the “chances of granting such an appeal is good.”

Late Mushkegowuk grand chief plays big role in Treaty 9 documentary

Acclaimed Aboriginal filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin said that the late Mushkegowuk grand chief Stan Louttit is a key figure in her latest documentary, Trick or Treaty?

Attawapiskat announces name of new school: Kattawapsikak Elementary School

After a community vote, Attawapiskat First Nation has selected a name of its new school: Kattawapiskak Elementary School.

Late Mushkegowuk grand chief plays big role in Treaty 9 documentary

Acclaimed Aboriginal filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin said that the late Mushkegowuk grand chief Stan Louttit is a key figure in her latest documentary, Trick or Treaty? which premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, Sept. 5.

Webequie chief says Ontario moving ‘unilaterally’ ahead on Ring of Fire development

The chief of Webequie First Nation said the Ontario government is failing to live up to its commitment with his community after the province announced the establishment of an infrastructure development corporation on Aug. 28.

No charges laid in death of Omushkegowuk walker

Although the circumstances behind the death of Paul Mattinas remain unknown to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), it has determined that are no reasonable grounds to lay charges against any Timmins police officer.

Documentary on Treaty 9 signings to premiere at TIFF

A documentary film about the signing of Treaty 9 and the First Nations’ claim they were deceived will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Sept. 4.

By-election for Mushkegowuk grand chief set for fall

A by-election to select a new Mushkegowuk grand chief is scheduled to take place on Nov. 14. Approved in principle by the chiefs of the Mushkegowuk communities in July, the by-election will fill the grand chief position.

Inquest into youth deaths postponed to early 2015

The Chief Coroner for Ontario said that the inquest into the deaths of seven youth in Thunder Bay will definitely not happen in 2014.

Aboriginal sports organization holds summer camps

More youth in Thunder Bay enjoyed summer camps at Lakehead University this month, thanks to ActiveU partnering with the Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario (ASWCO).

Fort Albany members call for appeal of election results

Members of Fort Albany First Nation are calling for the appeal of its recent election results and the chief electoral officer said the “chances of granting such an appeal is good.”

Documentary on Treaty 9 signings to premiere at TIFF

A documentary film about the signing of Treaty 9 and the First Nations’ claim they were deceived will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Sept. 5.

No charges laid in relation to death of Attawapiskat man

Although the circumstances behind the death of Paul Mattinas remains unknown to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), it has determined that are no reasonable grounds to lay charges against any Timmins police officer.

Fort Albany member to launch book on abuse suffered at St. Anne’s, and healing journey

A memoir chronicling a Fort Albany member’s abuse suffered at St. Anne’s Residential School and undergoing his healing process later in life will be launched on Aug. 26.