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Wawatay News, January 17, 2013, Volume 40, No. 2

Spirituality on Victoria Island

After a joint meeting with First Nations leaders, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Govenor General David Johnston failed to materialize on Jan. 11, Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence continues her hunger strike.

Over For Tea, Part 3

The REZ radio sits on top of the entertainment centre; its obsolete cassette player is a gentle reminder of when Duran Duran or “Thriller” were on the top of my playlist.

DJ Classic Roots chasing a dream

Electronic dance music (EDM) deejay Classic Roots, also known as 24-year old Josh DePerry, is packing up his equipment and cardigans this month.

Lac Seul chief discusses Idle No More movement

More than 100 people, including Lac Seul Chief Clifford Bull, attended a Dec. 21 Idle No More rally in Sioux Lookout...

Idle No More, As If You Ever Were

When grass is cut, how come it grows back? With most plants you remove the tips and the rest withers and dies.

ᐊᐣᒋᑲᓀᑊ ᑭᐃᓄᐦᐊᑲᓀ ᑭᑭᓇᐗᑕᑭᒪᑲᓀ ᐅᐅᒪ ᑲᓇᑕ

ᐅᐱᔑᑯᑲᐣᐠ ᑲᐅᒋᐨ ᑲᕒᓀᐟ ᐊᐣᒋᑲᓀᑊ ᑭᐃᓄᐦᐊᑲᓀ ᑭᑭᓇᐗᑕᑭᒪᑲᓀ ᐅᐅᒪ ᑲᓇᑕ ᐁᓂᓯᑕᐎᓂᑲᑌᓂᐠ ᒥᔑᓄᐊᐦᑭ ᐁᒧᑕᓄᑭᑕᒪᑫᐨ᙮ “ᒪᐗᐨ ᑭᒋ ᐃᓀᐣᑕᐣ - ᒪᐗᐨ ᑭᑯᐡᑯᐎᓂᑯ...

Angeconeb appointed to Order of Canada

Lac Seul’s Garnet Angeconeb has been appointed to the Order of Canada in recognition of his years of voluntary service.

Providing the best medicine: laughter

Laughter proved to be the best medicine as four Aboriginal comedians performed at a fundraiser show for the holidays.

Why proposed federal legislation concerns First Nations

Prepared by Lorraine Land, Liora Zimmerman and Andrea Bradley Dec. 20, 2012 of Olthuis Kleer Townshend - LLP

Feast of the Dead ceremony honours son

Today started with a rather saddened heart to face my late son’s anniversary day of his murder which falls on Jan. 1.

Elder Tobasonakwut Kinew of Treaty #3 passes

Respected Elder Tobasonakwut Kinew (Peter Kelly) was a champion of educating Canadians about the Anishinabe people, rights and teachings.

Letter the the Editor: in response: Wawatay News, Dec. 20, 2012 commentary Urban Indian 2, Richard Wagamese

Given the vast circumstances and/or reasons why someone does not speak any Anishinabe language — is up to the Individual!