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Wawatay News, April 17, 2014, Volume 41, No. 8

New high school approved for Sioux Lookout

The Keewatin Patricia District School Board said it would make a major announcement during a student assembly at the Queen Elizabeth (QE) District High School. Then another snowstorm hit, delaying the long-awaited news.

Local First Nations-focused book on healing now available

Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School Elder Eva Kakepetum has written a book featuring her healing journey to help others with their own healing processes.

Chiefs of Ontario, tribal councils face cuts

A number of First Nations tribal and regional councils in Ontario are facing budget cuts of up to 64 per cent to their core funding.

NAN track and field event featured more than 50 youth

Sandy Lake’s Jeffrey Kakegamic said it was a thrill to try out the shot put for the first time during NAN’s track and field skills development camp in Thunder Bay.

New bed and breakfast accommodations available in KI

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug’s Stanley Bluecoat has expanded his bed and breakfast accommodations by building the six-bedroom Sunset Lodging Bed and Breakfast in the West Bay area.

Chiefs reject federal legislation on First Nation education

Nishnawbe Aski Nation has reiterated its rejection of the federal government’s legislation on First Nation education after it recently tabled Bill C-33, also know as the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act.

An Old Warrior Goes Home

If the comings and goings of people can be compared to a pebble tossed into a lake and the resulting ripples that radiate infinitely, then I would say that the passing of John R. Bradley, a member of Six Nations, will bless many with a spirit of good nature and humour for generations.

Finding happiness amid sadness

There have been some disturbing moments in my life as of late.

ᑭᐡᑭᓇᒪᐊᐧᐊᐧᐠ ᔓᓂᔭ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᐠ ᒥᓇ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᐠ ᑲᐱᑭᓯ ᒪᒪᐊᐧᓄᑭᐊᐧᐨ

ᒥᔑᐣ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᐠ ᑲᐱᑭᓯ ᒪᒪᐊᐧᓄᑭ ᐱᒧᒋᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᒥᓇ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᐠ ᑲᐅᒋᒥᓯᐁᐧ ᑲᓇᐊᐧᐸᒋᑫᑕᒪᑫᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓇᐠ ᑕᑭᐡᑭᓇᒪᐊᐧᑲᓄᐊᐧᐠ ᔓᓂᔭᐣ ᑲᐱᒥ ᐸᑭᑎᓇᒪᐃᐧᑕᐧ ᐊᑯᓇᐠ 64 ᐳᕑᓭᐣᐟ ᑲᐃᔑᐱᒥ ᒪᒪᐃᐧ ᒥᓂᑕᐧ ᑕᓱᔭᑭ.

Former Attawapiskat co-manager charged with theft, fraud

The former co-manager of Attawapiskat First Nation’s finances has been formally charged with theft and fraud.

Moose Cree dictionary launch stirs hope and inspiration

The Moose Cree dictionary launched on March 31, a Monday.

ᐅᒪᐡᑭᑯᒧᐃᐧ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᑭᐅᔑᒋᑲᑌ

ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᒥᑭᓯᐃᐧᐱᓯᑦ 31 ᐁᐧᑎ ᒧᐢ ᐸᐠᑐᕑᐃ ᑭᐸᑭᑎᓂᑲᑌ ᐁᑭᑭᔑᒋᑲᑌ ᑲᑭᐅᔑᑐᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᒪᐡᑭᑯ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᑲᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᑌᑭᐣ ᐃᑭᑐᐃᐧᓇᐣ. ᐅᐁᐧ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᐣ ᑲᑭᐅᔑᑐᐨ ᒉᕑᐊᑎᐣ ᑯᐯᐣᑐᕑ, ᐁᑲᑫᐧᑭᐁᐧ ᑭᑫᐣᑕᐠ ᐅᑎᔑᑭᔐᐧᐃᐧᐣ ᑲᑭᐱᐊᐸᒋᑐᐸᐣ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᐁᐱᐊᐊᐧᔑᔑᐃᐧᐸᐣ.

Energy East Pipeline sparks debate and protests in Thunder Bay

An open forum on the TransCanada Energy East Pipeline proposal in Thunder Bay was met with debate and protests by First Nations members and other organizations on April 9 and 10.

NOSM students to undergo safeTALK training for suicide

Suicide awareness training has been added to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s curriculum in response to the high rates of suicide in northern Ontario.

Matawa First Nations celebrate 46 adult learner graduates

Eabametoong’s Danielle Baxter is aiming for a nursing career after graduating from Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment and Training Services’ Aboriginal Skills Advancement Pilot Program.

Balancing pain and humour at the TRC national event

Moose Cree’s Stan Wesley said his experience of hosting his third and final role as the master of ceremonies for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Alberta National Event was “extremely emotional.”

Local First Nations-focused book on healing now available

Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School Elder Eva Kakepetum has written a book featuring her healing journey to help others with their own healing processes.