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Wawatay News, May 29, 2014, Volume 41, No. 11

Day of Resistance draws 1,000 in Ottawa

More than 1,000 people gathered on Parliament Hill for a protest on May 14 for the National Day of Resistance, with protests also being held in several cities and towns nation-wide.

Beardy hired as junior hockey GM & coach

Dean Beardy of Sachigo Lake First Nation wrote on his K-Net web page that he would need a three-piece suit and a haircut for the Greater Metro Hockey League (GMHL) player draft.

Ring of Fire development a hot topic in election campaign

Developing the Ring of Fire was a hot topic just before the leadership debate on northern Ontario issues began on May 26.

23 ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᐊᐧᑲᓇᐠ ᐅᑭᔑᑐᓇᐊᐧ ᐅᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑯᐃᐧᓂᐊᐧ ᑌᓇᐢ ᑲᕑᐊᒧᑎ ᐦᐊᔾ ᐢᑯᓫ

ᐅᐣᑌᕑᐃᔪ ᐦᐊᔾ ᐢᑯᓫ ᐯᔑᑯᔭᑭ ᐁᑭᑕᔑ ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑯᓯᐨ ᐅᑕᓇᐠ ᑲᔭᑭᐊᐧᓂᐠ ᐅᑭᐊᓂᒥᐦᐃᑯᐣ ᐁᐧᐱᑫᐧ ᐁᐅᐣᒋᐨ ᑭᓫᐊᔾᐟ ᒧᓂᔭᐢ ᐅᑭᐃᐧᒋᐦᐃᑯᐣ ᑲᑭᐊᐣᒋᐡᑲᐸᐣ ᒋᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑯᓯᐨ ᑌᓇᐢ ᑲᕑᐊᒧᑎ ᐦᐊᔾ ᐢᑯᓫ, ᒥᐦᐃᒪ ᑲᑭ ᑭᔑᑐᐨ ᐅᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᑯᓯᐃᐧᐣ ᒣᑲᐧᐨ ᒪᑯᐱᓯᑦ 13 ᐁᑲᐧ ᐊᔑᐨ ᑯᑕᑭᔭᐠ 22 ᑭᑭᓄᐦᐊᒪᐊᐧᑲᓇᐠ.

Wabigoon mourns death of former chief

Community members, family and friends of Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation’s Ruben Cantin Sr. are mourning after the former chief passed away on May 21.

Women’s Health

Through my experiences as a physician and a woman, there are some women’s health topics that I think are important to talk about.

DFC celebrates 23 graduates

After struggling in a provincial high school last year, Neskantaga’s Clyde Moonias found a new path to success at Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School, where he graduated on May 13 along with 22 other students.

Looking back at last Ontario election

On June 12, about 59 polling stations will open on-reserve throughout the four northern ridings of Kenora-Rainy River, Thunder Bay-Atikokan, Thunder Bay-Superior North and Timmins-James Bay to elect their Members of Provincial Parliament (MPP’s).

Bringing you coverage of the provincial election in four ridings

In this issue of Wawatay News, we are pleased to offer you our extensive coverage of the Ontario election for 2014.

How you can become involved in the Ontario election

What is the process? The Premier of Ontario informs the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario that he or she would like to call an election.

Three charged after fight breaks out in plane

A fight that broke out in a plane carrying Attawapiskat residents has led to three people being charged with assault and endangering the safety of an aircraft.

Roadside Assistance

We’ve all been there before...

Ontario Votes 2014: Party Leaders

Wawatay News asked each party leader questions on issues affecting First Nations in northern Ontario.

Pelican Falls’14 graduates earn diplomas

Fourteen students graduated from Pelican Falls First Nations High School on May 15.

In Honour Of Mechanics

I am not much of a mechanic but I am handy enough to be able to do basic maintenance on my truck and motorcycle.

Meekis’ plan finishes fifth out of 160

Sandy Lake’s Scott Meekis finished fifth in the 2014 Enter the Den business plan competition after an unusual flight to the May 22 event in Thunder Bay.

Nearly 1,200 cases of missing, murdered women

The RCMP released a report on May 16 confirming 1,181 documented cases of missing or murdered Aboriginal women in Canada from over the last three decades.

Daniel Beardy’s life commemorated at Lakehead University

The life of Regional Chief Stan Beardy’s late son Daniel was commemorated during a $1,500 cheque-signing ceremony at Lakehead University.

Wabaseemoong controls dog population with help of vet team

Wabaseemoong (Whitedog) has achieved success with no reported puppies this spring after two annual veterinary spaying and neutering clinics.