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Wawatay News, June 23, 2011, Volume 38, No. 13

Continuing the healing process

NAN hosts residential school gathering

ᐱᒥᐊᓄᑲᑌ ᓇᑕᐃᐧᐦᐃᐁᐧᐃᐧᐣ ᒋᔭᓄᒥᓄᔭᐨ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ

ᑲᑭᔕᐳᐡᑲᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐁᐧᐡᑲᐨ ᑲᑭᐱᑲᓇᐁᐧᐣᑕᑯᓯᐊᐧᐨ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑎᐃᐧᑲᒥᑯᐠ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐃᐧ ᐊᐊᐧᔑᔕᐠ ᑭᑕᐃᐧᓇᒪᐊᐧᐊᐧᐠ ᒋᐃᐧᐣᑕᒧᐊᐧᐨ ᐅᑎᐸᒋᒧᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ

Inaugural rugby tournament ‘fun’ affair

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug’s River Fox roamed the field making one defensive stop after another during the inaugural Lakehead Public Schools Spring World Cup Rugby Tournament in Thunder Bay.

Train tour supports UN declaration

The KAIROS Cross Canada Train Tour is raising awareness about the United Nations Declaration on Indigenous Peoples.

Garnet Angeconeb’s legacy recognized

About 100 people showed up to surprise Lac Seul’s Garnet Angeconeb at a celebratory gala in his honour June 11 in Sioux Lookout.

New events set for blueberry festival

The annual Sioux Lookout Blueberry Festival once again kicks off from July 29-Aug. 7.

First of its kind FASD clinic opens

The first clinic to assess and diagnose Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in northern Ontario recently opened in Sudbury.

Cornerstone grad a close-knit gathering

The graduation ceremony at Cornerstone Christian School in Sioux Lookout June 10 was a close personal affair with laughing, crying and sharing.

Dr. Beardy

Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Stan Beardy received an honourary doctor of education degree through the University of Nipissing in North Bay June 8.

Walking the talk for Underground Gym

Grassy Narrow’s Bethany Papassay and a group of 80 students walked about five kilometres for social justice June 8 in Thunder Bay.

New NHL team drawing attention

Nishnawbe Aski Nation hockey fans can’t wait to watch the new Winnipeg National Hockey League team in action.

Moonias remembered for woodcarvings

Neskantaga’s Norman Moonias is remembered for his woodcarvings of everyday life in the north.

Connecting northern women

Overcoming barriers to accessing business advice and resources is the goal of a new website for enterprising women from rural and remote communities.

Exhibit highlights importance of Norseman

A new exhibit highlighting the history of Red Lake and the impact of the Norseman floatplane to the community is on display at the Red Lake Regional Heritage Centre.

First Nation grads start work in mining

Six First Nation trainees are ready to start work in the mining sector thanks to a partnership program between Matachewan First Nation, Northgate Minerals Corp. and Dumas Contracting.

Counselling centre helps families rise above abuse

Ishaawin Family Resource Centre in Thunder Bay is under new management.

Fibre optics coming to James Bay Cree

High-speed broadband is rolling out to remote James Bay Cree communities in northern Quebec.

Help phone launches poster series

Kids Help Phone invited a group of Aboriginal youth to create a poster campaign to speak to Aboriginal communities in Canada.

Principles for stock market investors

Successful investing in stocks is comprised of three main elements: having the right mindset, understanding that stocks are businesses and purchasing stocks ‘on sale.’

Historical photo

A Keewayin Elder in 1993.

Teaching of Earth’s reclamation

Where we live, in the interior mountains of BC, the land is a spectacle.

Indian day school lawsuit numbers swell

An update on a class action lawsuit by former day school students was given June 11 at the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Residential School Gathering in Thunder Bay.

KI to hold referendum on key issues

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) is holding a referendum July 5 on two documents: the KI watershed declaration and the KI consultation protocol.

Matawa communities offered $9.6 million

The Matawa First Nation communities have been offered up to $9.6 million over three years to develop core capacity to participate in the Ring of Fire initiative.

9,000 year-old artifacts found near Thunder Bay

Another Thunder Bay-area archaeological site has bitten the dust.

Spring picnic

The Neighbourhood Capacity Building Project (NCBP) hosted a community family picnic June 16 in Thunder Bay.

Another Time In A Far Away Place Called Nawashi

I am happy for my mom. She got a great gift this hunting season with a helicopter trip back to her traditional family home on the shores of the Nawashi River.