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Wawatay News, February 21, 2013, Volume 40, No. 7

Missing and murdered women ‘huge issue’

At noon on Feb.14, 35 people gathered at City Hall in Thunder Bay to participate in the fifth annual Valentine’s Day memorial march for missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Moose Cree completes winter road

On its third try, Moose Cree First Nation has successfully completed its winter road leading south, allowing those on the James Bay coast to connect with the Ontario highway system.

Winning just half the battle

Elvis Trout and Derek Maud, coaches of the Lac Seul Bantam hockey team, are trying to teach their players life skills as well as hockey skills while building a successful team.

Little bands brings youth together

Sachigo Lake, Lac Seul and Sandy Lake were the big winners at the 2013 Little Bands Native Youth Hockey Tournament, held Feb. 11-17 in Dryden.

Duncan resigns as minister of Aboriginal Affairs

John Duncan, federal minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, has resigned as minister.

ᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᔑᒪᑲᓂᔑᐎᐣ ᐅᓇᑕᐌᑕᓇᐗ ᒋᑎᐱᓭᐠ ᔑᒪᑲᓂᔑᐎᐣ ᐊᓄᑭᐎᐣ: ᑭᒋ ᐅᑭᒪᑲᓀᐢ

ᑲᑭᐗᐸᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᑲᑭᐳᓂᐱᒪᑎᓯᐨ ᑲᓴᐸᓇᑲ ᐃᑴ ᐊᔕ ᒥᓇ ᐊᓂᑕᔑᒋᑲᑌ ᔑᒪᑲᓂᔑᐎ ᐊᓄᑭᐎᐣ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐤ ᐃᐡᑯᓂᑲᓂᐠ, ᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᑭᒋᐅᑭᒪᑲᓀᐢ ᑭᐃᑭᑐ ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᐢᑭ ᑭᑐᑕᓇᐎᓭᒥᐣ ᐊᐱᐨ ᒥᓯᐌ ᐅᐅᒪ ᐊᑭᐠ ᑲᓇᑲᒋᒋᑲᑌᐠ ᔑᒪᑲᓂᔑᐎ ᐊᓄᑭᐎᐣ᙮

Support needed on and off reserve for people living with HIV/AIDS

Rene Boucher knows how difficult it is to live with HIV in a small community.

Mushkegowuk grand chief continues chemo treatment

As Stan Louttit undergoes his third round of chemotherapy in Kingston on Feb. 15, the Mushkegowuk grand chief is ‘hopeful’ about his battle with cancer.

Keewaytinook cell phone access growing

Keewaytinook Mobile’s cell phones will soon be roaming across Canada thanks to the continued efforts of KM staff.

My Heart and Spirit have Come Home

My Heart and Spirit have Come Home...

Hockey camps develop leadership skills across north

Youth in northern Ontario had the opportunity to enhance their hockey and leadership skills during Right to Play’s hockey camp tour of Attawapiskat, Webequie, Sachigo Lake and Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI).

Home repair tips highlighted

Home repair tips and techniques were highlighted by home improvement guru Jon Eakes during the 11th Annual First Nations Northern Housing Conference.

Considering other options to Anishinabe Ojibway autonomy

Even though I may have partial support from the local native intelligensia and other non-native groups, I definitely have ruffled a few eagle feathers or upset the applecart...

Awareness – Allies – Action

At this time, the Idle No More movement produces upsurges and swirls in mutually supportive, but not integrated, activities across Canada, in support of a changed relationship with Canada’s Aboriginal peoples.

Aboriginal anguish: white silence, hate both deafening

As a Saulteaux man and a band member of Weagamow Lake First Nation, I used to grumble that topics pertaining to Aboriginal communities rarely made the headlines, especially when I was covering those issues.

Big time drug dealers want you as a client

I have noticed so much advertising on television recently regarding the promotion of drugs for depression.

No criminal offence in death of Kasabonika woman

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has determined there was no criminal offence in the death of 23-year-old Lena Anderson of Kasabonika Lake First Nation.