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Lenny Carpenter — Wawatay News

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.

Chiefs of Ontario assert control over resources

Chiefs of Ontario gave formal notice to Canada, the province, resource developers and the general public through a Notice of Assertion that First Nations inherent and treaty rights will continue to be asserted across the province.

Inquiry into deaths of NAN youth delayed

The joint inquiry scheduled to examine the deaths of seven First Nations youth in Thunder Bay has been delayed by the Office of the Chief Coroner.

Election for national chief set for December in Winnipeg

The election of a national chief is slated to take place this December in Winnipeg.

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.