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Matawa Learning Centre celebrates five graduates

Marten Fall’s Jasmine Baxter is keeping her future career options open after graduating from General Educational Development (GED) at the Matawa Learning Centre.

Diverse careers ahead for KKETS grads

Eabametoong’s Ricky Yellowhead is looking at a career in the Ring of Fire after graduating from KKETS’ Aboriginal Skills Advancement Pilot Program (ASAPP) with a GED.

Pushing Aboriginal issues into the mainstream media

The Treaties are supposed to be about sharing resources and building equal relationships, but the First Nations who signed them are benefiting the least.

KO gathering brings survivors together in Red Lake

Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO) hosted a gathering for Residential School survivors of the KO communities from June 14-16.

Gala highlights Aboriginal talent

“This is a great town. I love it, National Aboriginal Day,” comedian Patrick Cheechoo said.

Fiddler to co-chair jury review implementation committee

Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler has been appointed co-chair of Ontario’s recently announced Jury Review Implementation Committee.

Holistic care for opiod addiction

White Cedar Health Center, a new treatment facility for opiod addiction in Thunder Bay, has opened its doors to Aboriginal as well as non-Aboriginal people suffering from addiction.

Gifts From the Elders highlights Elder and youth dialogue

A 60-minute documentary about connecting Elders and youth in communities along the northern shore of Lake Superior recently made its premiere in northern Ontario.

Keeping attention on prescription drug addiction

The third annual Raising Awareness Together golf tournament sets out to maintain attention on the issue of prescription drug addiction.

Wasaya to look at new tourism ideas

Wasaya Wilderness Adventures is planning consultation sessions to discover potential tourism opportunities in its 12 ownership communities.

First Nations power authority financing to be improved

Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund has received $73,800 in FedNor funding to improve the operation of diesel generating stations in remote First Nation communities.

Oshki celebrates 17 graduates

Michelle Harel’s hard work in Oshki-Pimache-O-Win’s Social Services Worker — Native Specialization program has paid off with a 3.98 GPA, Oshki’s Governing Council Medal and a job in her chosen field.

Adult education grads show perseverance in getting their diploma

Glen Wabasse and Amy Manning were two of many Aboriginal graduates who received their high school diploma on Thursday, June 13 at the Embassy Ballroom at the Victoria Inn in Thunder Bay.

Northern journalism training project heading to communities

A partnership between Wawatay and Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) on a project training journalists in communities across northern Ontario kicked off last week.