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Wawatay News, January 31, 2013, Volume 40, No. 4

Hacker group threatens Thunder Bay police

In regards to the on-going investigation of a brutal sexual assault against a First Nations woman in Thunder Bay in December...

Spence ends sacred fast after 44 days

On a cold night in Ottawa, the last piece of wood was placed in the sacred fire that had burned for 45 days on Victoria Island.

Wynne wins Liberal race for Ontario premier

Kathleen Wynne was named Ontario’s new premier after winning the Liberal leadership race to replace Dalton McGuinty.

‘Your policies don’t apply here’, KI Chief tells Ontario

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) Chief Donny Morris issued a stark warning to the Ontario government via a Youtube video earlier this month, saying that the “only recourse” northern First Nations have is to keep mining companies out of the territory.

Ontario’s appeal of Grassy Narrows case wraps up

A legal appeal with national implications on Aboriginal treaty rights now rests in the hands of the judges after arguments in Grassy Narrows versus Ontario closed last week.

Reflecting on 40 days on Victoria Island

Edmond Etherington travelled to Victoria Island with his family with the intention of only visiting Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence.

Stranded Peawanuck man thought rescuers might be wolves

Shawn Beauvais was stranded in the middle of the night in a windchill of about –40C, only 11 kilometres from his home in Peawanuck.

Ontario boreal forest needs protection

Greenpeace is citing two endangered sections of the boreal forest in northern Ontario as needing immediate, long-term protection.

NAN releases safe Thunder Bay report

Nishnawbe Aski-Nation (NAN) released a report containing 13 recommendations to help improve the safety of the community of Thunder Bay.

Microloan program expanding

A microloan program is being expanded to help women in remote communities in northwestern Ontario start small businesses.

Key Ring of Fire official steps down

The member of Ontario’s Ring of Fire Secretariat responsible for dealing with First Nations has stepped down from the position.

Marijuana and Oxycodone seized

Between Jan. 20 and 24, Nishnawbe-Aski Police at the Eabametoong Detachment conducted three separate investigations of drug trafficking destined for the First Nation Territory of Eabametoong...

Fort Severn demands halt to aerial surveying

Fort Severn First Nation has demanded that Ontario halt ongoing aerial geologic surveying of Fort Severn’s traditional lands.

Wawatay Letters

Wawatay Letters...

Urban Indian part three

You give up everything about your identity when you’re an Indian in the city.

Spence brought attention to the cause, but what happens now?

I just returned from a holiday in India. One of the things that struck me during conversations at the beginning of the trip was how little people knew about First Nations issues in Canada.

Spence ends hunger strike after 44 days

After 44 days without eating, Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence and Cross Lake Elder Raymond Robinson ended their hunger strike on Jan. 24.