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Wawatay News, July 24, 2014, Volume 41, No. 15

Grassy Narrows loses Supreme Court decision

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled against Grassy Narrows First Nation, in a decision that means Ontario can continue to grant leases on First Nations territory in the province.

Election for national chief set for December in Winnipeg

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

Lac Seul area artifacts displayed at Hudson homecoming

An exhibition of arrowheads and other artifacts from the Lac Seul area was featured during the Hudson Homecoming by local artifact hunters Scotty Angeconeb and Brad Hyslop.

Prostate Health: What Men Should Know

After writing many articles about cancer screening, it’s time to talk about men’s health – and more specifically, prostate health.

Emphasis on safety rated as a success at Camp Loon

Camp Loon 2014 was “a very successful camp this year,” according to Capt. Caryl Fletcher, the army officer commanding the Junior Canadian Rangers in the Far North of Ontario.

ᐊᓴᐸᐱᑯᐡᑭᓯᐊᐧᑲᐣᐠ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑭᔕᑯᑕᑯᓇᐊᐧᐠ ᑭᒋᐅᓇᑯᓂᑫᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐠ

ᐊᓴᐸᐱᑯᐡᑭᓯᐊᐧᑲᐣᐠ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐊᐧᐠ ᑭᔕᑯᑕᑯᓇᐊᐧᐠ ᑲᓇᑕ ᑭᒋᐅᓇᑯᓂᑫᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐠ, ᑭᑭᔕᑯᓂᑲᓄᐊᐧᐣ ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᐅᑭᒪᐃᐧᐣ ᐁᐸᑭᑕᔓᐊᐧᓱᐨ ᒋᐸᑭᑎᓇᑭᐣ ᐊᓄᑭᐃᐧ ᒪᓯᓇᐦᐃᑲᓇᐣ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐃᐧ ᑎᐯᐣᒋᑫᐃᐧ ᐊᐦᑭᐠ.

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.

Keewatin- Tsilhqot’in- My Kokum and Her Land…

As a lawyer I am often asked to provide legal analysis or opinions on the law, setting it out and providing my razor sharp in-depth view of what the law is and how it applies to the issue, the issue being the question that needs answering for my client.

A Matter Of Survival

My experience with religion has been interesting to say the least.

Killed bear becomes part of training for Junior Canadian Rangers

A dangerous bear that had to be shot at Camp Loon, an advanced training camp for Junior Canadian Rangers in the bush north of Geraldton, became part of the training for Junior Rangers who wanted to participate in it.

Mishkeegogamang are best Junior Rangers in Ontario

The Junior Canadian Ranger patrol in Mishkeegogamang has won the annual award for the best Junior Ranger patrol in Ontario.

Airport/port authority possible for Ring of Fire

A former deputy minister of Transport Canada recently recommended an airport/port transportation authority model for the Ring of Fire mineral development area.

Rally takes aim against hate in Thunder Bay

A proactive photography event geared at combating hate in the city of Thunder Bay took place in a parking lot across from Intercity mall on July 19.

Red Road to Recovery sharing circles at Anishnawbe Mushkiki

Anishnawbe Mushkiki has developed weekly Red Road to Recovery sharing circles to assist people with addictions to alcohol, drugs, gambling and other dependencies.

Elders inspire youth

Elders and youth have been sharing cultural values and learning from each other at the Blue Sky Community Healing Centre’s Inspire Elders to Inspire Youth project.

Keewaywin Conference set for Mount McKay

Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s XXXIII Keewaywin Conference is scheduled for Aug. 5-7 at Mount McKay in Fort William First Nation with McDowell Lake the host community.

Moose Cree-OPG partnership completes second hydro station

A second Lower Mattagami generating station has gone on stream for the Moose Cree First Nation-Ontario Power Generation hydro-power development partnership.

Friendship centre’s abuse program to return in the fall

While the Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre’s men’s abuse program, Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin, has gotten attention from various places in Ontario, it’s the women’s program that are coming out from under the shadows.

Seven teachings workshops held at Thunder Bay friendship centre

The seven teachings are what many were taught when they were young: love, truth, bravery, honesty, humility, wisdom, and respect.

Prehistoric archeological site uncovered near Sioux Lookout

A prehistoric archeological site was discovered last fall near Sioux Lookout by archeologist Jeff Bursey during a walk along a moose trail.