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Wawatay News, July 23, 2009, Volume 36, No. 15

Sewage lagoon will transform community

Kasabonika Lake First Nation plans to begin the construction of a new sewage lagoon facility in 2010.

ᐅᐡᑭ ᐊᐧᓇᐦᐃᐸᐣ ᑕᐅᔑᒋᑲᑌ ᑲᓴᐸᓇᑲᐠ

ᐟᕑᐃᐢ ᑲᐧᕑᐣᓇᑭ
ᐊᐧᐊᐧᑌ ᐊᒋᒧᐃᐧᓇᐣ

Muddy Water Music Festival to feature Derek Miller

Juno Award-winning musician Derek Miller will headline Sandy Lake’s Muddy Water Music Festival.

Art 'unreserved' in new exhibit

Louise Thomas still finds new details in the art of her late husband Roy Thomas.

Nation building, economy among NAN grand chief candidates' top priorities

From a better relationship with the feds and province to the economy, putting the communities first to nation building, each of the four candidates for grand chief of Nishnawbe Aski Nation has their own priority for the next three years, should they be elected.

INAC minister announces new schools for Lac Seul, Cat Lake

Cat Lake and Lac Seul are among the 10 communities selected by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada to receive new schools.

Youth spread their message in Pelican Falls

Talking to a large audience of students in a school located in a huge city takes lots of guts.

Ginoogaming looking at wind power

Energy could be blowing in the wind around Ginoogaming.

Gordon Pemmican shares his residential school experience

One day in autumn 1966 while going in town to Sioux Lookout, six-year-old Gordon Pemmican was having fun with his mother doing errands. On his way back home to Lac Seul, they took a detour and arrived at the Pelican Falls residential school.

Rangers promote safety

Many Nishnawbe Aski Nations are approaching the Canadian Rangers for safety training.

Gull Bay gets $957,534 for rink enclosure project

Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek (Gull Bay) has scored nearly a million dollars in recreational funding for a rink enclosure project.

LU language program celebrates 25 years

Helen Roy’s Anishinabemowin pop songs were a hit at Lakehead University’s 25th anniversary of the Native Language Instructors Program.

NAPS, OPP combat drug abuse

The recent prescription drug seizure made by Nishnawbe Aski Police Services in Sandy Lake is only the tip of the iceberg in northern Ontario.

Hail to the chief

Regional Chief Angus Toulouse, centre, was re-elected to serve another three years by the Chiefs in Assembly at the All Ontario Chiefs Conference in Batchewana July 8.

NAN election looming

In less than three weeks, the face of Nishnawbe Aski Nation could be changing.

Youth spread their message in Pelican Falls

Andrea Rae, right, speaks to the audience at the residential school healing session at Pelican Falls First Nations High School last week.

Paul Beardy

Paul Beardy, left, didn’t let losing parts of his fingers and legs stop him from an active lifestyle. His family will mark the one-year anniversary of his passing with a feast.

Helen Roy sings one of her Anishinabemowin pop songs

Native Language Instructors Program graduate Helen Roy sings one of her Anishinabemowin pop songs during the 30th anniversary of the Lakehead University summer program.

Sunshowers, rainbows and the medicine wheel

The rain is a fine sprinkle through the trees. Against the sky the sun pokes its head through the thin crust of cloud and there’s a happy conjunction of energy everywhere around you.

Learning about codependency

Do you feel responsible for others’ needs, wants, happiness, feeling, thoughts? Do you stay in abusive relationships to keep people loving you?

Important to know where food comes from

Food provides a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual connection to the earth. Food is medicine. Food is life and energy.

Junior Canadian Ranger Raphael Sutherland

Junior Canadian Ranger Raphael Sutherland hit two bullseyes at Camp Loon’s archery range during training exercises held July 12 to 26 by the Canadian Rangers near Geraldton.

Remembering Paul Beardy

Born in the back bushes amongst some moist moss and spruce beddings near the now settled First Nation community of Garden Hill in northern Manitoba, a young boy is conceived to a single mother.

Learning canoe rescue a valuable skill

Canoe rescue is a very simple skill to learn.

Jr. Canadian Rangers meet near Geraldton

“Wastay.” That was how Cody Sutherland, a Junior Canadian Ranger from Moose Factory, described his experience at Camp Loon early one evening in mid-July.

Wilfred Chum a 'great man' of few words

Like many people who knew Wilfred Chum, his death is a shock and a sad conclusion to a true gentle man.

Historical photo

A group of men sit and enjoy an afternoon meal in Sachigo during a baseball event, date unknown.

Funeral service held for Wilfred Chum

Dozens of police officers from services around the province attended the funeral service of Nishnawbe Aski Police Service Sr. Const. Wilfred Chum in Moose Factory July 18.

Telling 110 years of history

Celebrating her 110th birthday in Pickle Lake the day before, Clara Ash came to Pelican Falls to share her life story in her Native language at the Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s residential school survivo

Gordon Pemmican

Gordon Pemmican, left, and his son Elijah talk outside of the Oski Pawachiken residential school healing gathering at Pelican Falls First Nation High School last week.

Angel Goodman peeks at the camera

Sandy Lake’s Angel Goodman peeks back at the camera while taking in a presentation from Chief Adam Fiddler and former Lieut.-Gov. James Bartleman, in background, at the community school July 16.

Chief Adam Fiddler takes aim

Sandy Lake Chief Adam Fiddler takes aim high into the bush as ladies 18 and over wait to chase down, find the arrow and cash in on the $100 prize.

Ahnisnabae Art Gallery owner Louise Thomas

Ahnisnabae Art Gallery owner Louise Thomas remembers helping her husband Roy Thomas stretch the canvas for Spiritual Relatives, one of the pieces of art by regional artists on display in the Thunder B

Constance Lake bans CAS

Constance Lake First Nation has barred all Ministry of Children and Youth Services workers from its territory.

Cellular phone service launched in Keewaywin

July 15 marked the launch of cellular phone service in Keewaywin First Nation. Keewaywin is the very first northern First Nation community in Ontario to have this technology.

Learning canoe rescue

A Canadian Ranger pulls the canoe out of the water while another Canadian Ranger and a Junior Canadian Ranger anchor the canoe at both bow and stern.

Junior Canadian Ranger Ardel Taylor

Junior Canadian Ranger Ardel Taylor rides along a bush trail during an off-road training exercise at Camp Loon.

Junior Canadian Ranger Ariana Wesley

Junior Canadian Ranger Ariana Wesley takes aim at Camp Loon’s rifle shooting range during training exercises held July 12 to 26 by the Canadian Rangers near Geraldton.

NAPS launching bicycle patrols

Nishnawbe Aski Police Service is planning to run bicycle patrols in many of its communities this summer.

Lac Seul Chief Clifford Bull

Lac Seul Chief Clifford Bull gives a speech following the Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Chuck Strahl’s announcement that Lac Seul and Cat Lake First Nations will be receiving new schools.

Derek Miller performs at Scuttlebutts

Derek Miller performs at Scuttlebutts in 2008 in Thunder Bay. He will be performing at Sandy Lake’s Muddy Water Music Festival July 29 to August 12.


The grand scale of the wind turbines is easier to comprehend when scaled beside average sized men.